Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

I like to put these in lima bean soup and vegetable soup. They can also be used in chicken and dumpling recipes. They are also much cheaper to use than the Auntie Anne's dumplings. If you want to, you can freeze the uncooked dumplings for future use. I add the dumplings, in the last 15 minutes of cooking time when making a soup. Otherwise they cook too long.


  1. Place dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix dry ingredients.
  3. Cut shortening into dry ingredients.
  4. Add water slowly, just enough to make a stiff dough.
  5. If the dough is tacky, add a small amount of flour until it is stiff.
  6. Roll dough out very thinly, about 1/2 centimeter thick.
  7. With a sharp knife cut the dough into small squares, about 1 1/2 inch wide by 2 inches high.
Most Helpful

Just finished making chicken and dumplings for dinner tonight and used this dumpling recipe.Awesome! I had to taste them,as I raised the lid after the 15 minutes and saw how good and light they looked,well,,,,,i'm no longer hungry,lol Thank you!

nesbitt929 November 07, 2007

What an EASY recipe! I have made them 4 times now, and perfect every time! I even put them in homemede bean soup,FANTASTIC! Our daughter asked for these in chicken and dumplings for her birthday! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! Oh, froze them and they are as good as fresh when cooked!

meebsmom December 19, 2005

this recipe is AWESOME, comes out perfect and even an idiot can make these, i haven't bought dumplings once in the 6 months since i found this recipe!

MelissaWC February 03, 2005