Make-Ahead Biscuit Mix

    17 minutes

    This is a recipe for a basic biscuit mix you can store until you need it. Excellent to have on hand when children are little or for unexpected company.

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    Serves: 120 

    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 3 cups (450g) brown sugar
    • 2 cups (300g) rolled oats
    • 375g copha

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:17min 

    1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar and oats. Blend in the shortening so that it is fully absorbed. Store this mixture in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 8 weeks in a cool dry place. Prepare biscuits from the mix using the following recipe.
    2. Use: 2 cups of cookie mix, 1 egg, beaten, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup of chocolate chips, coconut, raisins or nuts. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Grease baking tray. In a large bowl, stir together the cookie mix, egg, vanilla and the additions of your choice. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared baking tray. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 2 dozen.

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    I started making this recipe but I thought I would weigh my 3 cups of brown sugar to see if they tallied with the 450g stated. In fact my 3 cups of lightly-packed brown sugar weighs 650g. Now I am unsure which weight is correct. Can anyone help? Thank you.  -  10 Dec 2017


    These cookies are excellent! So easy to prepare the main batch and store it. I divided mine up and sealed in a food saver bag. I just took a bag out of the freezer a month later and made the cookies and they turned out perfect! So easy!  -  12 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Being lactose intollerant it can be hard to find a good recipe for sweets. This one is awesome. It's also a good base recipe to play with. I've added cinnamon, cocoa, nutmeg, and so far have yet made a bad cookie with this recipe. The only word of warning would be that it _may_ not store great for the 8 months mentioned. It will still make great cookies, but the longer it sits, it will lose something in the end result. But that's not the fault of the recipe. Thanks for this recipe!  -  18 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)