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Homemade Old-Fashioned Biscuits (Cookies)

Updated on October 14, 2016
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Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking large amounts of coffee.

Homemade old-fashioned biscuit.
Homemade old-fashioned biscuit.

Recently I was looking through my cupboards and taking stock of the ingredients I had on hand. I wanted to make something new and different, but I was out of eggs and running low on flour. This is a quick and easy recipe for old fashioned biscuits (or cookies, depending on where you're from). Simple ingredients, no eggs required!

5 stars from 2 ratings of Homemade Old-Fashioned Biscuits
Prep time: 8 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 23 min
Yields: 8-12 Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 3 tsp. Baking Powder, I like Rumford Aluminum-Free Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 6 Tbsp. Shortening
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • Cooking Spray
Ingredients for homemade old-fashioned biscuits.
Ingredients for homemade old-fashioned biscuits.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  3. Mix in shortening until the mixture looks like coarse meal.
  4. Slowly stir in milk to soften the dough.
  5. Lift mixing bowl up on its side and turn dough several times with a spoon.
  6. Spray baking sheet or baking pan with cooking spray.
  7. Drop balls of dough by the spoonful onto baking sheet or baking pan.
  8. Cook for 7 minutes, flip each biscuit, and continue cooking for 8 additional minutes.

Step Two & Three

Mixture should resemble coarse meal after stirring in shortening.
Mixture should resemble coarse meal after stirring in shortening.

Step Four

Slowly stir in milk.
Slowly stir in milk.

Step Five

Turn bowl on side and turn dough with spoon several times to mix well.
Turn bowl on side and turn dough with spoon several times to mix well.

Step Seven

Drop balls of dough by the spoonful onto baking pan.
Drop balls of dough by the spoonful onto baking pan.

All Done

Cooked biscuits cooling.
Cooked biscuits cooling.
A delicious biscuit topped with strawberry preserves.
A delicious biscuit topped with strawberry preserves.

Serve biscuits with your choice of strawberry or grape preserves, jelly, or jam. I think apple butter would pair nicely, too. These biscuits would be delicious as a snack, a quick breakfast, or as a dinner side. Enjoy!

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