Biscuits For 2 (or 4 )

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"As you know most biscuit recipes make anywhere from 8 to 12 biscuits. And some time that's just way too much for two ( or 4 ) people.While I was looking through my treasured 1996 Taste of Home Annual Recipes, I discovered this recipe that was sent into them by Sylvia McCoy of Lees Summit, Missouri. While making this recipe, I did make a couple of changes on the way that they were made. But, I don't think it affected the finished product.For higher biscuits, I double sifted the dry ingredients( I've always done that :) )If you have the above mentioned Cookbook,please check page 191 for the original recipe.I know this seems like alot of steps, but it's really easy. :)Submitted to " ZAZZ " on August 7th.,2012 (P.S. Be sure to serve with LOTS & LOTS of butter or margarine. :))"

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (139.7 g)
  • Calories 505
  • Total Fat - 29.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 4.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1079 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 53.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 7.8 g
  • Calcium - 479.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Step 2

Combine dry ingredients and sift twice.

Step 3

In a bowl, mix shortening into dry ingredients until it looks like small dried peas add enough milk until a soft dough ball is formed.

Step 4

Remove dough to a lightly floured board or counter top.

Step 5

With lightly floured hands, pat dough into a 1/2 inch circle.

Step 6

Divide dough into 4 equal pieces, then shape dough into circles.

Step 7

Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until desired browness is reached.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



These are very easy to prepare and really works for a small batch...I'm not the biscuit lover the hubby is...he really didn't care how they were crumbling...he prefers the flaky biscuits...but he did eat them...

review by:
(10 Jul 2019)


These are so light, fluffy and yummy! I did use the food processor on pulse to make these. Then shaped into ball/circle and cut into 4 pieces. Baked them for 11 minutes and they were perfect for the two of us. Will definitely be keeping your recipe handy. Thank you for sharing! UPDATE...9/17/14 These beauteous biscuits never disappoint. They are consistent in their fluffiness! Had them with curried veggie soup that I put together. Always a favvy in our home.

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(30 Apr 2014)