Mom's Baking Powder Biscuits

Mom's Baking Powder Biscuits

175 Reviews 9 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Jodeen Brown
Recipe by  Jodeen Brown

“This is the recipe my mom always made. I like to use the butter flavored shortening, but you can use regular. Amount of biscuits you get depends on how big around you make them and the thickness. My daughter likes me to make smaller ones.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 - 3 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the shortening and mix until in little pieces. Add milk a little at a time and mix until it forms a ball.
  3. Roll out on floured board to 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out in desired size and dip in melted shortening. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes.
  5. Variation: For shortcakes add 2 tablespoons for sugar to the dough and roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick.

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This is definitely a very simple recipe for biscuits! I have made these biscuits 2 ways: with shortening or with butter/margerine. When I used the shortening, it made the biscuits flaky, but when I made it with the butter/margerine it made the biscuits softer. All in all, this is a GREAT recipe and my husband loves them everytime I make them. This is a keeper!

Ms. Keri

Ms. Keri

This is a great recipe! My husband loves these. I make up the recipe as is but I make the biscuits twice as big so we can make breakfast sandwiches. I have used different types of butter/oil that I've had on hand. I works well with vegetable oil and it makes them flaky. When I use shortning or butter, it makes them more fluffy. I usually add 1/2 teasp. more of baking powder when I am making big ones. It helps to keep them from being so heavy.



This recipe is excellent. It's very easy to make and doesn't take a lot of time. The only change I made was doubling the amount of baking powder. The biscuits turned out really fluffly and made an excellent addition to the meal. They even tasted great the next day.

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 66 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 127 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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