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Featured Recipe: Jack-o’-Lantern Biscuits

Jack-o’-Lantern Biscuits

  • 2 pkg. (1/4 oz. each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110-115 degrees)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup shortening
  • Melted butter
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in warm buttermilk; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in yeast mixture.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 3-4 times. Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-in. pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover with kitchen towels and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Lightly brush tops with melted butter. Serve warm.
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