Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. Drop biscuits onto a cookie sheets (use a 1/4 cup measure and space 2 inches apart).
  4. 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.
  5. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

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.

Carb Lover January 27, 2008

These are great, thanks!

kaec February 23, 2007

These were a hit. I accidentally doubled the sugar (Splenda) but that just made them even better. :)

Lil'baker June 19, 2006