Cowboy Biscuits Recipe

Step 1

In a mixing bowl, stir the dry ingredients together and cut in lard or shortening until the mixture has the texture of coarse meal.

Step 2

Stir in 3/4 cup milk a little at a time until mixture forms a smooth dough. Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly. Roll on floured board to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter.

Step 3

Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheet and brush tops with the remaining milk. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

For drop biscuits, add up to 1 cup milk to the flour mixture. Do not knead the dough. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake as for rolled biscuits.

Makes: 1 dozen 2-inch biscuits.

Things You'll Need

  • 2c Flour
  • 3ts Baking powder
  • 1ts Salt
  • 1/2c Lard or shortening
  • 3/4c Milk
  • 2tb Milk

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