Mom's Homemade Biscuits

"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 ."
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Ready In:
8-10 biscuits




  • Mix together flour, sugar and salt. Add baking powder and then cut in shortening with pastry blender until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Add milk and mix only until a soft dough forms. Dough may be slightly sticky but that is normal.
  • 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.
  • Note: Do not roll out with rolling pin as that will make for harder biscuits.

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  1. jodymabry
    I was pleasantly surprised by these. I was curious with the amount of sugar, and typically
  2. Cbean Queen
    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.
  3. ladyluck032964_9654
    Thank you so much,a quick and easy way tomake biscuts .This iswonderful .
  4. Chef shapeweaver
    I made these on 4/2/09 to go with our chicken dinner.I followed the recipe as it was written, but they didn't rise high at all. And I even double sifted they dry ingredients.I wish we could have given this recipe a higher rating :(,but we really weren't impressed. But thanks for posting anyway.
  5. ddunkin60
    The best biscuit recipe in the world. Do exactly as this recipe states and you will have flaky, fluffy, biscuits every time. I used butter, and it works well. I used my clean hands to work in the butter. But crisco would work great too.


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