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!