Mom's Homemade Biscuits

I have been making these buscuits for years. The family really enjoys them when I make them to go with sausage gravy. I have to make this batch times 6 to satisfy my family of 7 boys and 2 girls. I some times use open cookie cutters to cut these biscuits with for extra fun......like a heart shaped one near Valentine's Day. My family enjoys these especially my oldest daughter who gave me a biscuit cutter for Christmas since she thought I needed an official biscuit cutter to use instead of the top of a glass or cup as I have been using for years. When I make these biscuits with sausage gravy, my husband says I can have up to "half his kingdom" as a way to thank me.

Mom's Homemade Biscuits
Mom's Homemade Biscuits

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups flour

  • 3

    tsp. baking powder

  • 2

    tsp sugar (I usually omit this)

  • 1/2

    tsp cream of tartar

  • 1/4

    tsp salt

  • 1/2

    cup shortening

  • 2/3

    cup milk

Directions

Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar (if using), cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add milk all at once. Stir just till dough clings together. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface for 10-12 strokes. Roll or pat to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter or other open cookie cutter, heart shaped for example. Transfer to ungreased baking sheet. Bake 450 degrees for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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