Hearty Biscuits with Raisins and Vanilla Icing


Last week, I made these moist biscuits, and, since I’m getting really excited about Valentine’s Day, I cut them all into hearts.  Cute little darling hearts. 🙂


The raisins are what makes ’em….they get so plump and juicy!


Here’s the recipe!

Buttermilk Raisin Biscuits

4 cups flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup raisins (I used a mix of golden, red, and black raisins)
1   1/2 cups buttermilk
Vanilla Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. milk


Combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Mix in raisins. Stir in buttermilk. Knead lightly 20-25 times, about 1/2 minute. Cut into 1/2 inch thick circles (or other shape) and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

In small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and enough milk to form desired consistency. Drizzle over warm biscuits. Serve warm. Yield: about 1 dozen.


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