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Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

Servings 8 biscuits


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits (about 4 slices of cooked bacon, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup green onion or chives, sliced
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until pea size chunks.
  • Fold in the cheese, bacon bits, and green onion.
  • Add milk and mix until everything is wet.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 4 times, then flatten to a disc about ¾-inches thick. Flour your biscuit cutter, then cut biscuits and place them on a prepared baking sheet with pan spray or a silicone baking mat. Press dough scraps together without overworking the dough, and continue cutting biscuits until all the dough is used; this recipe yields 8 biscuits.
  • Bake biscuits at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.


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