Bacon-Cheddar Biscuits

Recipe from Taste of the South
Bacon-Cheddar Biscuits
YIELD
approximately 12 biscuits
PREP TIME
10 mins
TOTAL TIME
22 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose soft-wheat flour, such as White Lily
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 3 ounce package real bacon bits
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, divided
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Directions
1. 
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
2. 
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumby. Add bacon bits and cheese, tossing to combine. Add milk and 1 tablespoon butter. Stir lightly until well mixed, being careful not to over mix.
3. 
Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface. Knead dough 4 or 5 times. With floured hands, pat out dough to approximately 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter without twisting. Place on prepared baking sheet.
4. 
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush hot biscuits with remaining 1 tablespoon butter.
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