Butter Sticks

Submitted by: Suzanne McMinn on January 20, 2011

A fun and different way to fix biscuits! Scratch version of a recipe from the 1964 Bisquick Cookbook.

Servings: 24 biscuits   Prep Time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 10-15 minutes  


1/3 cup butter, for melting
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup milk


Note: To use a baking mix, replace first 5 ingredients (after the 1/3 cup butter) with 2 cups baking mix.

Melt the 1/3 cup butter in a 13 x 9 baking pan. Set aside. Place next 5 ingredients (or 2 cups of baking mix) in a large bowl and work in the butter with a pastry cutter. Add the milk (use a little more if your dough is too dry) and knead your biscuit dough. (Secret to great biscuits–-knead the dough lightly, a few times, adding a pinch of flour if needed to keep dough from sticking to your hands.) On a floured surface, roll into a 10 x 6 rectangle.

Cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 12 strips. Dip each stick in butter and arrange in pan. Bake at 450-degrees for 10-15 minutes, until lightly golden.

These are delicious right out of the pan, no additional butter needed.

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