Garlic Parmesan Biscuits

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This is a combination of this Betty Crocker homemade biscuit recipe, this garlic parmesan recipe from The Comfort of Cooking, and a few of my own ideas. I promise these are worth the calories. They are really easy to make, smell amazing, and taste even better. According to my calculations, they are about 300 calories per biscuit (including butter mixture and butter topping). You could use a lot less butter than me and they would still taste great.

Ingredients for biscuits

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup fat-free skim milk
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Ingredients for butter mixture

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (for topping, optional)
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, and salt until mixed. Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender or fork, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the milk until mixture forms a soft dough and leaves the side of the bowl (dough will be soft and sticky).
  3. Lightly sprinkle flour on countertop. Place dough on floured surface; gently roll in the flour to coat, knead dough with hands, pushing dough away from you. 
  4. On the floured surface, flatten dough evenly, using hands or a rolling pin, until dough is 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Using a biscuit cutter (I used a mason jar lid), dip cutter into flour, push cutter straight down through the dough and lift up.
  6. Place biscuits on a cookie sheet (I sprayed sheet with Pam) about an inch apart.
  7. In a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons of melted butter, 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, dried oregano, and dried parsley. Brush biscuits with mixture.
  8. Bake 14 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet.
  9. Optional: Melt 3 tablespoons butter and brush warm biscuits.

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