·         2  cups all-purpose flour

·         2 tsps sugar

·         4 tsp  baking powder

·         ¼ baking soda

·         ½  tsp salt

·         ¼  tsp cream of tartar

·         ½ cup butter-flavored shortening

·         ¾  cups buttermilk

·         2 tbls melted butter


Preheat oven to 450o.

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, and shortening in a bowl. Cut shortening using either a fork or pastry blender into dry mixture until blended completely and crumbly. Stir in buttermilk. Dust a mixing kneading surface with flour. Knead dough gently for 1 minute. Roll out dough to 1/2" - 3/4" thick; using a cookie cutter, cut out 2 inch circles and place on to an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Immediately brush hot biscuits with melted butter.


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