I begged my mother for the recipe so that I could share it with you just in time for the holidays! Because I love you. ?


PREP TIME: 15 mins
COOK TIME: 15 mins
TOTAL TIME: 30 mins
Recipe type: Side Dish / Appetizer
Serves: 24


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • butter or jam, for serving (see note)



  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and grease a 2 inch deep 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. Add shortening and mix well. (You can use a hand mixer for this or you can transfer to a food processor to blend in the shortening.)
  3. Add baking soda to buttermilk. Pour into flour mixture and blend well.
  4. Transfer dough to a well-floured surface. Sprinkle dough with flour and knead a few times but do not over work the dough.
  5. Roll dough out ½ inch thick. Use a 2-inch round cookie cutter to cut dough into as many circles as possible. (You could also use a jar lid or drinking glass to cut circles).
  6. Dip the biscuits in the vegetable oil being sure to coat all sides, and place side by side in baking pan. (They should be touching each other).
  7. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot with butter and jam.


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