Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Flaky inside, a little crunchy outside. Wonderful with lots of butter while still hot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Cut in the shortening until mixture is like coarse oatmeal.
  3. Stir in 3/4 cup milk, then add 1 or 2 tablespoons more milk to form a soft dough.
  4. Knead a few strokes on a lightly floured board.
  5. Do not overwork dough.
  6. Roll to about 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Cut with a floured biscuit cutter.
  8. Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet at 425°F for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Most Helpful

What's not to love about an easy biscuit recipe? These worked out great and rose up high and light. I consumed a month's worth of butter eating these darned biscuits hot but, what the heck? That's what a homemade biscuit is all about, right?

evelyn/athens January 27, 2004

Perfect EaeEast, just perfect. I made 1/2 the recipe and got 5 large biscuits. They were crisp and tender. The butter just sent them over the top. Made just the way I like them, thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

Baby Kato December 04, 2009

These were very good! I ended up with 13 biscuits instead of 15, but it's not a big deal. Next time (there will definitely be a next time!) I'll try making these with cold butter instead of shortening.

cannonmonkey May 27, 2008