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By Tammy Brownlow
from Dallas, TX

If you've seen any of my other recipes - you knew this would be part of the line-up. I've add some variations below the basic recipe. Man can not live on basic biscuits alone lol. There is a cinnamon biscuit, cheddar garlic, cheddar jalapeno, and cheddar jalapeno bacon. Enjoy!

serves makes 1 dozen
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake


  • 1/2 c
    margarine, set in the freezer for an hour - i use country crock in the tub
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
    milk or buttermilk
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream
  • additional margarine softened for tops
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground cinnamon, i use a microplane
  • increase sugar from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon
  • cinnamon sugar - to sprinkle on top
  • 1 c
    finely shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • garlic salt - to sprinkle on top after they have been spread with butter on tops
  • 1 c
    finely shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1
    jalapeno seeded and finely minced
  • 2 slice
    bacon cooked crisp and finely diced
  • 1 c
    finely shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1
    jalapeno seeded and finely minced

How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in cold margarine about 4 tablespoons at a time dotted on top of the mixture. I use a whisk to push margarine into the mixture incorporating until no large piece remain. Continue to do this until you have used all the margarine and the mixture resembles cornmeal.
  • 2
    At this time if you making one of the variations add those ingredients now and stir to combine.
  • 3
    In a small bowl whisk together milk and sour cream until smooth. Make a well in your flour mixture and add milk mixture all at once. Fold flour in until it is just moistened. Then turn onto surface to knead. Knead only until it holds together. Roll to between 3/4 inch and 1 inch.
  • 4
    I don't have a biscuit cutter so I use a half pint jelly jar as my cutter... works very well. Place your cut biscuits on baking sheet. Rub tops with softened margarine. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Don't over bake you don't want tough biscuits. When done brush with melted butter. If you are making garlic or cinnamon biscuits sprinkle with appropriate topping.