When learning to make my own, I felt more comfortable following a recipe. I found one that works for me and have stuck with it, more or less, ever since. I always make sure to have ingredients on hand for these biscuits. Because if there is ever a day during the week that we are snowed in or home for some other reason, these are going right into the oven.
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Slightly adapted from *Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook 14th Edition
Ingredients (1 dozen):
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cup milk or 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (less if humidity is high)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar. Using either a pastry blender or butter knife, cut in softened butter into the dry mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Some butter lumps are okay.
Make a well in the center of the crumby mixture. Pour all of the milk into the well. Stir just until the mixture is moistened. Using a tablespoon, drop dough in heaping spoonfuls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.