Peanut Biscuits

Oxmoor House
about 2 dozen


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2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely ground dry roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
Peanut butter (optional)
Grape jelly (optional)


Sift together flour, ground peanuts, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk, stirring with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead 4 to 5 times.

Roll dough to 3/4-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on greased baking sheets. Bake at 450° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve hot with peanut butter and jelly, if desired.

Created date

February 2010