Baking Powder Biscuits

Makes: 12 biscuits
Ready In: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes


baking powder
shortening or butter



  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C)
  2. Sift the first three ingredients together.
  3. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or knife and fork until the consistency of pea meal.
  4. Add milk. Stir with fork until a soft, puffy dough forms.
  5. On a floured surface, knead the dough 20 times.
  6. Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thick.With round cookie cutter or the floured top of a drinking glass, cut out round buiscuits about 4 inches in diameter.
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes. Let cool.

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From the kitchen of Rika