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Baking Powder Cheese Biscuits

A biscuit to have for bread, rolled topping for pot pies, and flavored with grated cheese, cinnamon, pecans or brown sugar. Change your good morning breakfast to biscuits.
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Author: Julia Ann


  • 2 cups sifted unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold shortening
  • 2/3 cup 2% cold milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • Grease 2 9-inch cake pans.
  • Sift together the first 3 ingredients into a medium bowl.
  • Cut the cold shortening into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender.
  • Pour in the milk and cheese.
  • Quickly mix to moisten flour, without over beating.
  • Briefly knead dough on a lightly floured board.
  • Roll to 1/2-inch thickness and cut with biscuit cutter. Do not roll too thin.
  • Place biscuits in the grease cake pans.
  • Bake 12 minutes


Drop the biscuits on top of a hot broth vegetable stew and bake for a pot pie.
Omit the cheese for plain biscuits. Recipe adapted from The American Women's Cook Book, 1947.--------------------------Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® bring you great recipes for your cooking experience.©2007-2017 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® All rights reserved.