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Biscuits For Two

"A friend shared this recipe with me," writes Sylvia McCoy from Lees Summit, Missouri. "I think the biscuits taste wonderful warm from the oven."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times.
  • Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 494 calories, 27g fat (7g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 1121mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
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  • bakingmad
    Oct 2, 2017

    I made these "as is" the first time and we found them a bit too dry for our taste. The second time, I omitted the cream of tartar and used unsalted butter instead of shortening and what a difference! They came out light and fluffy with a wonderful butter flavor. Made with the substitutions, they are perfect EVERY time and definitely worth five stars!

  • ms11145
    Jul 24, 2017

    Great recipe. I like that it only made 4 biscuits. My notes: I used whole milk instead of 2% and I used cold butter instead of shortening. I did cut down the amount of salt and just used a pinch instead as we are cutting down sodium in our diets. I also spread unsalted butter on top of the biscuits before baking. YUM.

  • shannondobos
    Sep 8, 2015

    These were exactly what I was looking for when I wanted a side to my chili last night. They were perfect. I cut mine a bit thinner to stretch the servings, and next time I'll do 1/2 inch as the recipe suggests. I added 1/4 tsp garlic powder because I love garlic. I think these would also be excellent with a touch of shredded cheddar baked in too. I highly recommend these.

  • grnbee
    Feb 27, 2013

    These are so easy and really really tasty with butter melting over the hot biscuit. The recipe is a definite do again and again and agian.Jackie

  • pettymama
    Jan 17, 2013

    My husband thought these were the best biscuits he'd ever eaten...and he is a huge bread fan. I did use butter instead of shorting and they turned out so good!

  • Sweethart721
    May 27, 2011

    i must have cut mine thinnner because i got 10 biscuits... but they were delish... boyfriend loved em!

  • walkingfit
    Feb 2, 2011

    I've been making these biscuits for a couple of years now and wouldn't think of going back to canned! They are delicious and turn out light and fluffy every time. Last night I made them with the butter flavored shortening and let them sit a few minutes before baking and they rose even higher. My husband has only one "word" for these, mmmmmmmmm.

  • kafaughn
    Dec 31, 2010

    Delicious! Light, fluffy and pretty too. Doubled the recipe which made 11 biscuits.

  • kaitlyn'smommy
    Jun 25, 2010

    These biscuits were delicious. I enjoyed my first batch with homemade strawberry jam. The serving size is perfect. Thank you for sharing.....this recipe is a keeper.

  • ruthieQ209
    Feb 24, 2010

    It was light and fluffy, very yummy...I love it!