Jelly Jar Biscuits

Recipe by Secret Agent
READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 6 biscuits




  • Preheat the oven to 425* F.
  • Do not mix your wet and dry ingredients together until the oven is very hot or you will not have fluffy biscuits.
  • After the oven is screaming hot, sift dry ingredients together and stir to make sure they are mixed well.
  • Add shortening to the biscuit mix and cut in with a pastry cutter or two knives until the lumps are as small peas.
  • Add the cold milk and stir until it barely clings together.
  • By hand, knead three or four times.
  • Turn out onto a floured board and pat into a disk about 1/2 inch high.
  • Cut with a floured jelly jar ( 2 1/2"), give the tops a gentle poke, re-roll scraps and cut, sprinkle each top with a little flour.
  • Place biscuits on a sheet pan or cookie sheet with parchment. The closer you put them together the softer they are. I don't let mine touch usually.
  • Put into the center of the oven.
  • Bake about 11 minutes. Depending on the size of the biscuits you can bake them from 8 to 15 minutes. So keep an eye on them.
  • This recipe can easily double or even quadruple.