Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
Don't ask me who Mary is, 'cause I don't know! I found this recipe in some hand-written files. These are easy to make (like most biscuits) and taste great with butter and jam, berries and cream, or a slightly sweet dinner dish.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup shortening (must be cold!)
- 1 1⁄4 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender (or 2 knives) until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk and vanilla extract and mix until just combined.
- Drop biscuits onto a cookie sheets (use a 1/4 cup measure and space 2 inches apart).
- Place cookie sheets on 2 oven racks near the center of the oven. Bake biscuits for 12-15 minutes, until they are golden brown, rotating cookie sheets between the upper and lower racks halfway through baking time.
- Serve warm.
Well since MY name is Mary I might just claim these LOL We actually just enjoyed a nice warm batch with breakfast this morning. Next time I may try 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp almond. They are super easy to make and 12 minutes was perfect for my oven. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
These are great, thanks!
These were a hit. I accidentally doubled the sugar (Splenda) but that just made them even better. :)