This is the very first recipe I ever made by myself. I think I was probably around 11-12 years old. Boy, did I think I was so grown-up cooking biscuits! I know you're probably thinking "mayonnaise in biscuits"...but you really should try them. They are so good! I just found this recipe again...haven't made these in years. I can't wait to cook them again. Cook time is approximate.
My kids named 'em this 'cuz they is so good! LOL Great with soups, stews, jams, jellies or just by themselves. Who ever said homemade was hard just didn't know Mama! Extra note: Edited 3/07 to answer questions and help you make these come out perfectly. You can even add garlic powder and cheese to make those 'famous restaurant type' biscuits, BUT BETTER. Edited 8/08 to add yes these are basic biscuits. To add additional flavor try adding in herbs and seasonings as stated in the previous edit above. Onion powder, garlic powder, fresh cracked black pepper, herbs like oregano or rosemary. You could even brush the top with melted butter when done baking or add some Butter Buds or Molly McButter if you like. This also doubles very easily. and again 11-08 This dough is very wet and sticky. Make sure your hands are well floured and gently press into shape to knead- do not knead vigorously, you will have a mess. Gently pat and use a kneading motion to gently fold the dough into itself and form into a square shape.
I like these because they are so quick and easy. Even though you use Bisquick, they don't come out tasting like Bisquick or like baking powder. I always have to double the batch to make sure I get some!
My husband and my brother-in-law alerted me that this recipe was not included in Miss Rachel's Heirloom Recipes. I had to fix that right away! My brother-in-law says that these biscuits and stickies were served on special occasions when he and his brothers were growing up, such as times when they left for college or went on trips. He also says that Rachel learned how to make these biscuits and stickies from watching her mother, who must have learned from HER mother, and so on.