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Baking Powder Cheese Biscuits

Julia Ann
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


  • 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.©2007-2020 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.
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