Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mom made these when I was growing up by just throwing everything into a bowl with no measuring. We liked them so much that we all needed the recipe so after several tries this is her recipe and they are great. Very delicate biscuit, do not roll with rolling pin just flour board and use hands to press dough out about 1 inch thick and then cut .

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together flour, sugar and salt. Add baking powder and then cut in shortening with pastry blender until thoroughly incorporated.
  2. Add milk and mix only until a soft dough forms. Dough may be slightly sticky but that is normal.
  3. Generously flour counter or board and transfer dough on top dusting with a small amount of flour if dough is sticky. Pat dough out with hands till about 1 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter or large glass dipped in flour. Place on baking sheet about 1 1/2 inch apart. Bake 425 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Note: Do not roll out with rolling pin as that will make for harder biscuits.


Most Helpful

I was pleasantly surprised by these. I was curious with the amount of sugar, and typically

jodymabry November 17, 2013

I've been deliberating for almost a week if I should try this recipe, as I'm used to popping a can of biscuit, placing them on a sheet and they're perfect every time. I tried it this morning as it seemed super easy (even for me) and I was a bit disappointed. They didn't raises (maybe because I opened the oven while they were baking) and they looked like oatmeal cookies!!!!. However they were soft enough to enjoy. I used butter instead of shortening, maybe thats why, but thx anyway.

C'bean Queen September 20, 2012

Thank you so much,a quick and easy way tomake biscuts .This iswonderful .

ladyluck032964_9654910 October 30, 2011

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