*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    SWEET SHORT BISCUITS FOR SHORTBREAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 1/2   c            A.P. flour-more if needed
    1       t            Salt
      1/2   ts           Soda
    2       tb           Sugar
    1       c            Buttermilk
    6       tb           Shortening
 
      Sift flour, salt and soda and sugar together in
   med. mixing bowl. Mix in shortening with tips of
   fingers; add buttemilk and gently knead into a
   semi-stiff ball of dough.  (Note:  Add more flour if
   needed.)
   
      Lift dough onto well-floured work surface, knead
   JUST UNTIL SMOOTH and firm enough to handle.  Roll or
   pat (preferred) to 1/2 thick, and cut with floured
   cutter, or with knife, or rim of drinking glass.
   
      Place biscuits on greased cookie sheet, and bake in
   preheated 400 F. oven for 10 to 15 min., or until
   brown.
   
      Yield: 8 large or 12 small biscuits.
  
 
 
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