Homemade Biscuits Recipe

Homemade Biscuits

One thing that gets made for breakfast quite often in my home is biscuits and gravy. I love eating those two things combined and so does everyone else in my family. I will admit that I cheat most times and use the pre-made biscuits you can buy at the store. Those are the mornings when I am lazy and don’t feel like making breakfast from scratch.

On the mornings or even evenings when I am in the baking mood, I will make up a batch of my homemade biscuits along with some gravy and make everyone smile. The recipe is very easy, especially for those with a stand mixer!

Homemade biscuits recipe

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Homemade Biscuits Recipe

Course Breads - Biscuits
Author ThisMomCanCook.com


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 TBS baking powder
  • 2 TSP salt
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup milk


  1. In a mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Use the whisk attachment and mix for 1 minute.
  2. Slowly cut in shortening and mix until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually add the milk into mixture until dough pulls away from bowl. If dough has a "wet" consistency add a pinch of flour until you reach desired texture.
  3. On a floured surface, pat or roll dough until it is about 1" thick. Use a glass to cut biscuits until all dough is used.
  4. Place biscuits on ungreased cooking sheet. Bake at 425° for 12 to 14 minutes. Biscuits should be lightly golden when done.
  5. Remove from oven, cool and enjoy!
  6. Makes about 12-15 biscuits.


As for the gravy, I either make my own using bacon grease drippings or cheat and use a package. The country gravy packages from Walmart are pretty good and only $.49 cents!

About Stefani Tolson

The author of This Mom Can Cook and the owner of many other websites & blogs for moms. Stefani Tolson is a multi-tasking mom of 4 from the Sacramento area, PR friendly, a freelance writer, web designer, cook & more!