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“From Southern Living. I've included 2 variations.”
READY IN:
11mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
12 biscuits
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine flour and shortening; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixute resembles coarse meal. Add cheese and milk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface , and knead lightly 4 or 5 times.
  2. Roll dough to 1/2" thickness and cut with a 2" biscuit cutter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
  3. BACON CHEESE BISCUITS: Increase the milk to 3/4 c plus 2 Tbps. Stir in 1/4 c chopped green onion and 3 to 4 strips of precooked, crumbled bacon into the biscuit dough as the milk is added. Makes about 18 biscuits.
  4. ZIPPY CHEESE BISCUITS: Increase the milk to 3/4 c plus 2 tablespoons Stir 1/2 c chopped pecans amd 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper into biscuit dough as milk is added. Makes about 18 biscuits.

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