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Recipe: Baking Powder Biscuits

Baking Powder Bisquits

This versatile and easy recipe can be used as a base for meals and desserts.  We love topped with berries and whipped cream, as a main course smothered in turkey and gravy, or just eat them solo.  Makes about 12 – 2-inch biscuits.


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • Heat oven to 450.
  • Using a stand mixer (or by hand with a pastry cutter), cut shortening into dry ingredients until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. 
  • Stir in milk just until blended (if using the stand mixer, stop mixing once the ball is formed). Gently smooth dough into a ball on a lightly floured surface. 
  • Knead the dough about twenty times if mixed by hand, about 7 times if using the stand mixer. 
  • Roll dough to ½-inch thickness, cut with 2-inch cutter and place about one inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat until all dough is used.

Bake until golden brown, 10 – 12 minutes.  Enjoy!