Baking Powder Cheese Biscuits Recipe

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A versatile biscuit to have for biscuits, rolled topping for vegetables or meat pies,and flavored biscuits with grated cheese, biscuit rolls with cinnamon, pecans, and brown sugar.

Adapted from The American Woman's Cook book, 1947.

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Servings: 12 each


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  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  2. Grease 2 9-inch cake pans.
  3. Sift together the first 3 ingredients into medium bowl.
  4. Add the shredded cheddar cheese.
  5. Cut the cold shortening into dry ingredients with a pastry blender.
  6. Pour in the milk, quickly mix to moisten flour, without over beating.
  7. Briefly knead on a lightly floured board.
  8. Roll to 1/2-inch thickness and cut with biscuit cutter. Do not roll too thin unless you want hard biscuits.
  9. Place biscuits in the greased cake pans.
  10. Bake 12 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 45g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 141  
Calories from Fat 57 40%
Total Fat 6.48g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.27g 9%
Trans Fat 1.43g  
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 544mg 23%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Total Carbs 16.57g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 0.79g 1%
Protein 3.76g 6%



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