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Baking Powder Biscuits

Prep Time:15 min
Cook Time:10 min
Yield:12 Biscuits


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk


  1. 1.
    HEAT oven to 450°F. Coat baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray.

  2. 2.
    PLACE flour, baking powder and salt into large bowl. Stir until well blended. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbs are the size of peas. Add milk, stirring with fork just until flour is moistened.

  3. 3.
    TURN dough onto lightly floured surface. Shape into ball, handling dough as little as possible. Roll into an 8-inch circle using lightly floured rolling pin. Fold in half. Repeat 3 to 5 times. Roll dough into an 8-inch square. Cut using a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter. For crisper biscuits, place on prepared baking sheet 1-inch apart. For softer biscuits, arrange so that edges almost touch. Reroll scraps to cut remaining biscuits.

  4. 4.
    BAKE 8 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.


  6. 1.
    BUTTERMILK BISCUITS: Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to flour mixture. Substitute buttermilk for milk.

  7. 2.
    CHEESE BISCUITS: Stir 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese into flour-shortening mixture before adding milk.

  8. 3.
    DROP BISCUITS: Increase milk to 1 1/4 cups. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.


Serving Size (1 biscuit), Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 70), Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 190mg, Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 1g), Protein 2g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 6%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Baking Powder Biscuits 4.8 5 33 39
Terrific recipe. I've been making these biscuits for years and they never let me down. They are very simple and easy to make. Delicious hot out of the oven on a Sunday morning with some butter and jam. April 7, 2013
This recipe has been great for years. I have used this recipe for many, many years. Made my kids biscuits with this recipe. Now, they are making them for their kids. Has never let me down!! April 7, 2013
Excellent biscuit recipe These biscuits turn out wonderful every time. This is the same recipe my Grandmother and Mother made. It can't get any easier or better than these! April 7, 2013
Mama'a Biscuits These biscuits remind me of the ones my mom used to make. They are yummy and delicious. April 3, 2013
Yummy, buttery and delicious These are fluffy and taste great with honey and butter. I have made these for years. I always knead with my hands and cut them out with a glass. March 24, 2013
delicious My sister made this for me. It was absolutely delicious. March 24, 2013
A Southern Classic Tastes great by themselves or topped with sausage gravy. March 24, 2013
Great basic biscuit recipe These were good as they were, but I substituted the butter flavored Crisco, and my crew went WILD for them. I've also tried adding other herbs and flavorings and they've all been a hit. This is a recipe box must have. March 23, 2013
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