These biscuits are a must have for all of our family gatherings. This recipe came from my grandma on my dad’s side. She used to make them for us until she moved to AZ (lucky her) many, many years ago. Then my mom made them for a while, and now I make them. My mom always says “you’re bringing the biscuits, right?” before all the holidays. These are the biscuits she’s talking about.
You only need 5 ingredients:
- 2 Cups Flour
- 4 Teaspoons baking powder
- 6 Tablespoons crisco (I like the butter flavor, but you can use unflavored)
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 1/2 to 2/3 Cups of Milk
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, stand mixer, or food processor, mix your dry ingredients. Then add the crisco, and 1/2 cup of milk. Mix until it is all combined, but don’t overmix, or your biscuits will not be flaky. If you need extra milk, add a little more milk. (Tip: If you add in too much milk, add a little flour until you have the right consistency).
Press out your dough and cut out your biscuits with biscuit cutters. If you don’t have biscuit cutters, the open end of a mug works great too! Place on ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 12-15 minutes.
See how they fluff up? I split mine apart and spread butter on them. They will be flaky and delicious! Enjoy
Tip: These freeze very well! Just form your uncooked biscuits from the dough, and place in an airtight bag in the freezer for a couple of months. Just pop them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes at 425 degrees when you want them!