Baking Powder Biscuits

Hot from the oven, these will complement any soup or stew. Cut biscuits with heart-shaped cookie cutters for a special touch.


2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons lard or shortening
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in lard. Add milk, stirring slowly to make a soft dough. Turn mixture out onto floured surface, knead lightly several times, and shape into a ball. Roll out to ¼- to ½-inch thickness. Cut with round or heart-shaped cookie cutters or the rim of a juice glass. Bake 10 to 15 minutes on ungreased baking sheet.

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Makes 12 biscuits

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This recipe hit the spot. I

This recipe hit the spot. I was needing something that baked quick to go with dinner tonight. Thank you for this recipe.