J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • cup shortening

  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

    heroic angle looking at biscuits stacked on top another
    dotdash meredith food studios


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 (per serving)

282 Calories
13g Fat
36g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 649mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 189mg 15%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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