Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Garlic Cheese Biscuits

These are very good and came from my favorite cookbook, Dining on a Dime. I made them because I happened to have the ingredients on hand one day, and I was impressed with the way they turned out!

2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder (I used a little more)
2 Tbsp. chives (I left these out because I didn't have any on hand)
3/4 c. cheddar cheese, finely grated (more or less to taste)
4 Tbsp. shortening
1 c. milk or sour milk

Mix flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, chives and Cheddar cheese in a bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or fork until it resembles cornmeal. Add milk, stirring just enough to combine ingredients. Do not over stir. Drop by tablespoonfulls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 10 biscuits.

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