Best Ever Biscuits

Best Ever Biscuits
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Recipe for Best Ever Biscuits. Food editor Kent Villard says these are the only biscuits he'll eat!


  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 medium egg


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar together lightly. Cut in shortening until mixture is course with particles the size of peas. Make a well in the center of mixture; pour in half the milk and mix gently. Add egg with remaining milk to mixture and mix lightly with a fork. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Roll or pat to thickness of 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch. Cut with lightly floured cutter. Place on cookie sheet and bake in a 400°F oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. NOTE: You can use a drinking glass as a biscuit cutter, just be sure to dip it in flour to prevent sticking. Other alternatives are tin cans (well washed of course. Be careful they are quite sharp. You will have to punch a couple of air holes in the solid end or you\'ll have problems getting the biscuits to fall out of the cutter.)