Shortcake Biscuits

Description: These light and tender biscuits are the perfect base for any type of fruit shortcake. It's important that the oven be fully heated, if the temperature is too low, the biscuits will spread out rather than rise.

shortcake biscuits recipe


  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, Chilled, Cut into small pieces

Yield: Makes about 12

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 15 minute s.

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Whisk together and set aside:

Pulse to combine in food processor:
All-Purpose Flour
Baking Powder

Add and pulse until mixture resembles small crumbs:
Butter, cold, cut in small pieces

Turn mixture into bowl. Add milk mixture and stir with spatula until just blended. Turn out onto floured counter and fold once or twice, then pat into a rectangle about 3/4 inches thick. Cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutter and place on parchment covered baking sheets. Press together scraps and continue to cut until dough is used up. Brush tops with additional milk and sprinkle with sugar (use coarse sugar if you have it). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Cool and top with your favorite fruit and whipped cream.

Whipped Cream Recipe

Beat 1 cup heavy cream in a chilled bowl until slightly thickened, then add 1 teaspoon almond extract and 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar, and continue to beat until cream holds soft peaks, (Do not over-beat).