Classic Biscuits

Prep 10 m
Bake 14 m



  1. 1 of 4 Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. 2 of 4 Add shortening with a pastry blender or potato masher, cutting until shortening is in very small pieces. Stir in milk.
  3. 3 of 4 Gather dough together, kneading slightly if dry. Pat out to 1/2-inch thickness, and cut out as many biscuits as possible with a 2-3/4-inch round biscuit cutter. Gently gather scraps together and repeat patting and cutting, for a total of 8 biscuits. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Brush biscuits with butter.
  4. 4 of 4 Bake biscuits at 400 degrees F for 14 minutes, until risen and golden on top. Cool slightly before serving.
Nutrition Information for Classic Biscuits
Servings Per Recipe:
Per Serving: 380 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 219 kcal cal., 26 g carb., 4 g pro., 7 mg chol., 11 g Fat, total, 4 g sat. fat