6 biscuits

These buttery biscuits pair nicely with ham for a holiday buffet.

Quick & easy

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine flour and rosemary. Cut 1/3 cup butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly; add buttermilk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

Step 2

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 or 4 times. (Don't overwork the dough.)

Step 3

Place shortening in a 10" cast-iron skillet. Place skillet in 450° oven for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, pat or roll dough to 1/2" thickness; cut with a 2 1/2" round cutter, and place biscuits in hot skillet.

Step 5

Brush biscuits with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Bake at 450° for 14 minutes or until tops are golden.

Step 6

Note: If you don't have a cast-iron skillet, biscuits bake perfectly on an ungreased baking sheet at 450°, omitting the shortening.

Christmas with Southern Living 2004

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