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Country Biscuits

2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk

Combine flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar and salt.

Add butter and shortening, by cutting in with a pastry blender.

Add milk until combined.

Turn out mixture on to a lightly floured surface. Knead several times.

Roll out to more than a 1/2 inch thick.

Dipping cutter into flour, cut out biscuits.

Place biscuits on to baking sheet at least 1 inch apart.

Let dough rest for a few minutes and then prick the tops with a fork.

Bake 10-12 minutes at 450.