15 Minute Biscuits

How pumped is everybody for this Thursday!?!

I LOVE Thanksgiving. I really don’t even have words to describe my feelings towards this glorious day devoted to everything right in the world. (mostly everything)

Thanksgiving is just a solid day in general. How can you go wrong with a day packed with tons of delicious food, while being surrounded by people you love dearly.

My family has kinda sorta started a tradition with Thanksgiving. Last year when my dad and I started getting into running 5K’s together we competed in our first holiday one, which to be honest I was feeling kinda iffy on. Running on a holiday seems kinda weird for me. Like I’m used to just hanging out all day and being a big ‘ol bum but I gotta admit, I kind of like doing the big run. It always feels great to finish one of those races and you do not have to be a track star by any means. Just finishing any race like that in general is an awesome accomplishment. Someday I hope to work myself up to a marathon, but who knows. I might just eat biscuits instead. What?

Here you go, a biscuit recipe that you can have in the oven in 15 minutes.  SUPER easy. It’s perfect if you’re in a crunch and need a little bread with dinner And you get to use little biscuit or cookie cutters. Some might consider that a bonus? I don’t know, but a word to the wise-make sure you cut them when they-re about 3/4 inch thick! I cut mine when I rolled them out a bit too thing, still very tasty but I didn’t quite get that traditional biscuit feel. Do you guys have any fun Thanksgiving traditions? Do share!

Cream Biscuits

(adapted from Smells Like Home)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour (All-Purpose will work too)

2 teaspoons white sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cup heavy cream, plus extra if dough is dry

  1. Place oven rack in the upper-middle position and preheat oven to 425º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in 1 1/4 cups of cream with a wooden spoon until a dough forms, about 30 seconds. The dough won’t really form a ball, that’s fine! Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured counter. Use the remaining 1/4 cup of cream to moisten any flour left in the bowl and add to the dough, if it is too dry to form a ball with your hands. Gather into a ball and knead for about 30 seconds or until smooth.
  3. Using your hands or a rolling pin, shape the dough into a 3/4-inch thick circle. Using a  floured cutter, cut the biscuits into rounds and place on prepared baking sheet. Gather extra dough to cut additional biscuits. If desired, the baking sheet can be wrapped in plastic and refrigerated for up to 2 hours before baking. Bake biscuits until golden brown, about 15 minutes, making sure to rotate halfway through baking. Enjoy! :)

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