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Mile High Biscuits

These fluffy, buttery Mile High Biscuits are such a delicious addition to any meal. Use them to build a sandwich, top with sausage gravy or lather with butter and honey!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course bread
Cuisine American
Servings 10 biscuits


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup shortening*
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter for topping optional


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt.
  • Use a pastry cutter (or fork) to cut the shortening and butter into the dry ingredients.
  • Once the shortening and butter are in pea-sized pieces, add the egg and milk.
  • Stir until just combined.
  • Dump the biscuit dough onto a surface that has been dusted with flour.
  • Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to about 1-inch thickness.
  • Cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or use a knife to cut into squares. (I use a 2 ½" biscuit cutter)
  • Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until a light golden brown.
  • Brush with melted butter, if desired. Enjoy warm!


*Can replace with additional butter
Keyword biscuits
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