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Best Homemade Biscuits Recipe Ever

Best Homemade Biscuits Recipe
Best Homemade Biscuits Recipe

This is the best homemade biscuit recipe ever. Serve this one with my Cabbage Soup or use in the Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe.

I found this recipe in an Easter basket full of recipes in a (now closed) Indiana antique shop.

Steps 1 – 3 are clipped from somewhere with handwritten notes: “These are good. Best biscuits ever” is penned across the top of it. They are right!

Best Homemade Biscuits Recipe Ever

Best Homemade Biscuits Recipe Ever

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Cut into pieces from some sort of printed material, handwritten comments assured that this recipe was indeed the "Best Biscuit Recipe Ever!"

I agree!


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 2/3 Cup Milk


  1. 450* Oven.
  2. Combine dry ingredients.
  3. Cut in 1/2 cup Shortening with a pastry blender. It will have coarse crumbs.
  4. Add in 2/3 cup Milk.
  5. I use the pastry blender to combine it all together.
  6. Dough is soft and easy to work with.
  7. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (I use a cutting board) and knead a few times.
  8. Roll out to 1/2" to 1" thick.
  9. Cut into Biscuits.
  10. Bake 450* for 10-12 minutes.

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and a book. Look for "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in April 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration.


  1. Jessica Nunemaker

    :) Glad to hear you liked them too! They are definitely a staple around here!

  2. They are awesome!!! Just made them for dinner.

  3. Jessica Nunemaker

    LOL! They are wonderful. :)

  4. This looks so good I am tempted to jump up an make them right now and drown them all in butter and honey! Sigh…… Comfort food, where for art thou?

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