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This fluffy biscuit recipe will produce the biggest biscuits in the history of the world! Serve these gems with butter, preserves, honey, or gravy, or use them as dinner rolls... You get the picture, they go with everything. The dough can also be prepared several hours, and up to a day, ahead of time. You may have to make a few batches before you get desired results: humongous biscuits.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
15 mins
45 mins


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.

  • Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the edges begin to brown, 13 to 15 minutes.


To prepare the biscuits ahead of time, turn the mixed dough out onto aluminum foil that has been either floured, lightly buttered, or lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Roll up foil until it is sealed, and refrigerate. Don't be surprised if your biscuits rise even higher because the baking powder has had more time to act in the dough.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 36.4g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 3.3mg; sodium 648.9mg. Full Nutrition