Here is another recipe that I have been using for years to make biscuits.  It comes from an old Better Homes & Gardens cookbook that has seen better days but always delivers great recipes.


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup butter or shortening
  • 2/3 cup milk


Preheat oven to 450°F. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar.

Cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add milk all at once. Using a fork, stir just until mixture is moistened.
  1. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it for four to six strokes or just until dough holds together.

    Pat or lightly roll dough until 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough with a floured 2½-inch biscuit cutter; reroll scraps as necessary and dip cutter into flour between cuts.

    1. Place dough circles 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. (I use parchment paper under mine) Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Remove biscuits from baking sheet and serve warm.