EASY Country Biscuits
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ⅓ cup shortening (Crisco)
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 425° and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients, stirring to mix them well.
  3. Cut in shortening with a fork until the mix resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Gradually stir in milk until dough begins to form a ball.
  5. On a well floured surface, dump out the dough. It will be sticky.
  6. With floured hands, sprinkle the top with flour and turn the ball over once or twice to lightly coat it with flour just enough that it is not super sticky.
  7. The top should be dusted but inside it should still be doughy/sticky. Be very careful not to overwork your dough. The less you knead & press it, the fluffier your biscuits will be.
  8. Using just your flour-dusted hands, gently press the dough out until it is about 1 inch thick.
  9. Press it out in any random blob shape and then cut circles with a 2.5-3 inch diameter round cookie/biscuit cutter.
  10. Transfer the biscuits to your greased cookie sheet and bake at 425° for 13-15 minutes or just until the tops begin to turn the faintest shade of brown.
Recipe by Prepared Housewives at https://prepared-housewives.com/easy-country-biscuits-from-scratch/