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Quick Easy Biscuit Recipes! Just 4 Ingredients!

Updated on December 2, 2013

An easy biscuit recipe

Until recently, biscuits were the one thing I just couldn't get right. Every recipe I tried had at least 10 ingredients and way too many steps. Then my mother-in-law gave me this easy biscuits recipe and Bam! Now I can make biscuits. This recipe contains only four ingredients and has only 7 steps. It couldn't get any easier!

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 6


  • 5 cups self rising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup crisco or softened butter
  • 1 3/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. 1. Mix the flour and sugar in a large bowl
  3. 2. Add crisco and cut in using a pastry blender until crumbly
  4. 3. Add the milk a little at a time. You might have to add an extra teaspoon or two
  5. 4. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead, adding flour, for about 30 seconds
  6. 5. Roll the dough out until it's about 1/2 inch thick
  7. 6. Cut out biscuits and place them (touching) on an ungreased baking sheet.
  8. 7. Bake for around 20 minutes, or until golden on top.
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Quick note

To make cleanup a breeze, lay down a bit of wax paper, cover it with flour and knead the dough on top of it. The wax paper will catch most of the flour and when you're done, you can throw the whole mess away!

Tools of the trade

These are all the utensils you'll need to make these biscuits

Cinnamon Biscuits

You can easily turn these into yummy cinnamon biscuits. Just increase the sugar to 1 cup and add 3 tbsp cinnamon. While they're baking, mix up some glaze. I use powdered sugar, just a drop of vanilla and a little bit of milk. I'm not putting amounts because I've never measured it. I just start with a bowl of sugar, add the vanilla and about a teaspoon of milk. Then I mix it up. If it's not runny enough, I add just a little more milk and mix it again. I keep doing that until it's the consistency I want.

As soon as the biscuits come out of the oven, drizzle the glaze on them. Then set them aside to cool a bit and mix up another batch of glaze. After about 10 minutes, pour the glaze on the biscuits.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Easy and delicious recipe. A very nice accomplishment for a good cup of coffee...

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      adrianaheep lm 6 years ago

      Nice recipe; I'll have to try it some time.

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      great recipe and thanks a ton for sharing because I have been looking for a simple biscuit recipe for some time now... :)

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Those biscuits looks fresh and tempting. This is the kind of recipe for me ~ few ingredients and simple steps. I like to keep things simple...**Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      spider-girl 7 years ago

      Seems quite an easy recipe, I'm going to try these!

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Sounds so simple. Biscuits are very similar to English Scones, and I love them.

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      It sounds like a real winner. I'll give it a try.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Awesome lens! I love my biscuits with honey-yum! Blessed by a Squidoo angel on12/20/2010. Have a great day!

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Love my biscuits with lots of butter and marmalade, I know I'm bad :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Ok, I have some biscuit mix to use up. Biscuits and gravy are great, but with honey are my favorites.

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      Christine Hulme 7 years ago from SE Kent, England

      Is this the American equivalent of our English scones? They look deliciously like it to me!

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      Sue Mah 7 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      I love easy recipes and yours looks really simple and quick to make. Thank you.

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      mmmmm, love biscuits, taking them apart and eating the warm, soft "insides", mouth watering just thinking about it:-)

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      Othercatt 7 years ago

      @BuckHawkcenter: Believe me. They're that easy. I make them at least 3 times a week!

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      BuckHawkcenter 7 years ago

      I agree with Sylvestermouse! This looks easy enough that I might even be able to make them!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Seriously? That is all you do? Oh, I am so going to try these tomorrow morning! What a time saver! Thanks and awesome!