Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

These are delicious! I had written them down years ago and only tried them for the first time tonight. Light, deliciously 'cakey' and special for scrumptious summer shortcake. I hope you like it as much as I did!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl.
  2. Add shortening, and cut into dry ingredients.
  3. Add milk and egg yolk together, and mix just until all dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Dump out onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 4-5 times (very lightly!) and pat dough into a 1/3 inch thickness.
  5. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
  6. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Serve with berries or other cut fresh fruit and sweetened whipped cream.
  8. Yum!


Most Helpful

I would have given this recipe a higher rating, but it is missing the oven temperature. Based on others' comments, I baked mine at 325 for 12 minutes, and they turned out nicely. I might add another tablespoon of sugar to make them a touch sweeter. I also might use butter-flavored crisco next time for a bit more flavor.

thekatboyd April 23, 2012

These rose high and fluffy. I thought they were a bit dry, which up to a point is nice, especially as I like to puree the berries, but I don't know that they were perfect. I don't know if 350 is the right temperature.

Nose February 20, 2006

These are great shortcake biscuits!!! Made the recipe exactly as written.

Tammy Z June 29, 2005

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