Grandma’s Biscuits Recipe

Ah, the scent of freshly baked biscuits wafting through the air has the magical power to transport us back to the warmth and comfort of our grandma’s kitchen. It’s not just about the biscuits; it’s about the love and memories baked into each golden, flaky layer.

Today, I’m thrilled to share a cherished gem from my family treasure chest: Grandma’s Biscuits Recipe. This recipe is a portal to simpler times, embodying the essence of home-cooked comfort. It’s straightforward, unfussy, and guaranteed to wrap you in a hug of buttery goodness.

Grandma’s Biscuits Recipe:

As you pull these golden beauties from the oven, imagine Grandma’s proud smile lighting up the room. These biscuits aren’t just a recipe; they’re a legacy of love, comfort, and the simple joy of baking. Serve them warm, with a dollop of butter or a drizzle of honey, and watch as they bring smiles and warmth to your table. Here’s to creating new memories, one biscuit at a time.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ⅓ cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to a toasty 425 degrees F (220 degrees C), setting the stage for baking magic to happen.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. This dry mix lays the foundation for your biscuits.
  3. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender or two knives, until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. This step is crucial for achieving that coveted flaky texture.
  4. Gradually stir in the milk, just until the dough comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. It’s a moment of transformation, where simple ingredients turn into something special.
  5. Sprinkle a little flour on a clean surface and turn the dough out. Knead it gently 15 to 20 times, infusing a little love and care with each fold and press.
  6. Pat or roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1 inch. This is your canvas, ready for shaping.
  7. Using a large biscuit cutter or the rim of a juice glass dipped in flour (a little trick to prevent sticking), cut out your biscuits. Each one holds the promise of a golden, fluffy delight.
  8. Arrange the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet, close but not touching, like friends gathering for a cozy chat.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes, until they puff up and the edges turn a tempting golden brown. It’s the moment of truth, where dough becomes biscuit.

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