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Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

WHEN I was growing up, Mother made these wonderful biscuits often. Some time ago, I consulted her box of old recipes and was delighted to find this childhood favorite. Now these warm and tender biscuits are a special treat for my family, too. -Catherine Yoder, Bertha, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 10 biscuits.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 206 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"This is my favorite biscuit recipe. The egg makes this recipe a bit different from other recipes. They are so good!"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"Husband & I loved them. Better than the ones they taught us to make in Home Economics in high school."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"I found it a little too sweet. Next time I think I'd do without the sugar. As I was making it I added a little more flour because it was too moist. The texture turned out fine."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"Excellent biscuits. Very short. I added a touch more sugar to make it more of a biscuit with tea."

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