Up-and-Down Biscuits

Stacked biscuits, baked in muffin cups and sweetened or not, make an attractive opener for a feast.



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Yield: 12 biscuits
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
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    2   cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    4   teaspoons 
    baking powder
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    cream of tartar
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4  cup 
    shortening
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    3/4  cup 
    fat-free milk
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    Sugar and cinnamon (optional)

Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Stir together flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center; add milk. Stir just until dough clings together.
2.
Knead dough gently for 10 to 12 strokes on a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Roll one portion into a 12x10-inch rectangle. If desired, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over rectangle. Cut rectangle into five 12x2-inch strips. Stack the strips one on top of the other. Cut into six 2-inch-square stacks. Place stacks, edge-side down, in greased muffin cups. Repeat with remaining dough.
3.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Serve warm. Makes 12 biscuits.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 115, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 16, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (RE) 10.3, vit. C (mg) 4.72, sodium (mg) 188, calcium (mg) 50.48, iron (mg) 0.9, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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