Tuesday, February 10, 2009

heart-shaped biscuits

I made these beautiful heart-shaped biscuits this morning! Aaron's 8:00 AM class was cancelled this morning, soooo.... we slept in for an extra hour and woke up to beautiful, fresh snow everywhere! Lately the cold weather and snow have really been getting to me...I've never been diagnosed, but I'm pretty confident that I have a mild case of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)! This morning, however, I was all smiles! I couldn't figure out why, but I just took advantage of it and made biscuits with my heart-shaped cookie cutter (in honor of Valentine's Day coming up)! They were incredible as always. Special ingredient?......sour cream!!! So this morning was a fun one, but hopefully the snow melts and it warms up soon! :)

Here is the recipe for the biscuits:

1 egg, well beaten
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbs. sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 8"x8" baking pan (or use cookie sheet and place biscuits 2" apart for a more crisp crust)
2. In a mixing bowl, beat egg with a fork. Mix in sour cream, sugar, and shortening.
3. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add gradually to egg mixture. Mix well. Dough will be sticky.
4. Sprinkle a little flour over dough and scoop onto a well-floured board. Handle dough gently.
5. Flour hands and quickly knead dough 4 strokes to form into a ball. Place smooth side up and sprinkle top lightly with flour.
6. Roll gently 3/4" to 1" thickness. Cut with 2 1/2" biscuit cutter, dipping cutter in flour with each cut. Place in prepared pan.
7. Bake 15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

Makes 8 biscuits


  1. I totally have SAD too then. I love the look of the snow, not so much having to walk around on it and sliding all over. Those biscuits are so cute! I have some coconut cake over here if y'all want to stop by later tonight!

  2. oops, I'm logged into my sister's account... this is Stacy (and Pierce) sorry.

  3. Those look great! Can I get the recipe?

  4. Those biscuits look so yummy. Sour cream in just about anything makes it better. :)
    Would you be willing to share the recipe?

  5. I'm going to ask one more time... Can I get the recipe? Third time is the charm right? Anyway, those are totally cute! Happy Valentines day!

  6. yum! I'm definitely trying those out!

  7. Whit! those buiscuits look soo pretty in there little heart form :) haha

  8. Hey, I got my postcards made at Cougar Creations in the Wilk. I didn't check anywhere else, so I don't know how the price compares. But it worked for me.

  9. thanks for sharing the recipe! ill definitely need to try them!!!

  10. These biscuits are so cute! I think I'm going to steal your idea and make some for Tyler tomorrow morning. Loves!

  11. cute biscuits! i love how you are such a homemaker now!