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Flaky Biscuits with Herb Butter

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


1 dozen (1/2 cup butter)

Nothing says "spring" like fresh herbs, and these flaky, flavorful biscuits are the ideal way to showcase tarragon and chives. They can be on the table in 30 minutes, which makes them an ideal choice for last-minute entertaining. —Theresa Stanek, Evans City, Pennsylvania
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 7 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.
  2. Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 425° until golden brown, 8-12 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the herb butter ingredients until blended; serve with warm biscuits.

Nutrition Facts

1 biscuit with 2 teaspoons butter: 229 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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