Sweet Biscuits for Breakfast or Shortcake

35 mins (prep 20, cooking 15)
10 ingredients
9 servings
I wanted a sweet biscuit, but found that the more sugar I used, the heavier they would be. I started experimenting with a basic rolled biscuit recipe from The Joy of Cooking, and came up with this. The way you handle the dough is important, and be sure to use a sharp cutter to cut the rounds, so all of the edges puff up. A preheated oven and an insulated cookie sheet are necessary. If you don't have an insulated sheet, put two regular sheets together. Recipe is easily doubled. I've served this as shortcake with strawberries and whipped cream, and we also like it at breakfast with apple jelly.

Categories:  <-60-mins , rolls~biscuits , comfort-food , breakfast , taste~mood , breads , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (72.47 g)
Servings 9
Amount per Serving
Calories 216.95 Calories from Fat 23.13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.57g 35.64%
Saturated Fat 1.46g 65.69%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 7.3mg 21.89%
Sodium 183.3mg 68.74%
Total Carbohydrate 44.82g 134.46%
Dietary Fiber 0.85 g 30.49%
Sugars 20.22 g %
Protein 3.81g 68.61%
Vitamin A 70.42IU% Vitamin C 0.18mg%
Calcium 122.15mg% Iron 1.66mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
table salt, cold unsalted butter