Sweet Biscuits

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening or butter
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, beaten


Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Combine milk and egg, stirring well; pour evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 3 or 4 times. Roll to 1-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/4-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Note: Sweet Biscuits may be frozen until needed.