Prep Time 15m
Cook Time 10m
Ready Time 30m
Yield 12 biscuits

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk
Preparation Directions
  • Step 1Heat oven to 450°F. Coat baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray.
  • Step 2Place flour, baking powder and salt into large bowl. Stir until well blended. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbs are the size of peas. Add milk, stirring with fork just until flour is moistened.
  • Step 3Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Shape into ball, handling dough as little as possible. Roll into an 8-inch circle using lightly floured rolling pin. Fold in half. Repeat 3 to 5 times. Roll dough into an 8-inch square. Cut using a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter. For crisper biscuits, place on prepared baking sheet 1-inch apart. For softer biscuits, arrange so edges almost touch. Reroll scraps to cut remaining biscuits.
  • Step 4Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Step 1Buttermilk BISCUITS: Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to flour mixture. Substitute buttermilk for milk.
  • Step 2Cheese BISCUITS: Stir 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese into flour-shortening mixture before adding milk.
  • Step 3Drop BISCUITS: Increase milk to 1 1/4 cups. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
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