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Cowboy Biscuits

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  • 2 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup lard or shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon milk


In a mixing bowl, stir the dry ingredients together and cut in lard or shortening until the mixture has the texture of coarse meal.

Stir in 3/4 cup milk a little at a time until mixture forms a smooth dough. Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly. Roll on floured board to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter.

Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheet and brush tops with the remaining milk. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

For drop biscuits, add up to 1 cup milk to the flour mixture. Do not knead the dough. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake as for rolled biscuits.

Serving Size: Makes 1 dozen 2-inch biscuits

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