Ham + Cheese Tea Biscuits

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Ham + Cheese Tea Biscuits

Ham + Cheese Tea Biscuits
Number of Servings: 10 or more Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: Jacie29
Food Groups: Dairy, Grains, Protein
Meal Type: Breakfast & Brunch, Snack
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: American
Special Features: Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It , Make Ahead


4 cups Flour
2 cups multi-grain Flour
1/4 cup baking Powder
2 teaspoons Salt
2 cups Shortening
1/2 cup low-fat powdered Milk
One-quarter cup Sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable Seasoning
2 cups cooked Ham, diced or various sandwich meats
2 cups grated medium Cheese


Preheat oven to 400 F. In large bowl with fork, mix all ingredients except shortening and water. With pastry blender, cut shortening into flour mixture to resemble course crumbs. Stir in 1 1/2 cups water until moistened (if too dry, add 1/4 to 1/2 cups more water. Add cheese and ham or sandwich meat.

Turn dough onto floured surface, with floured hands, knead 8 to 10 times until smooth. With floured rolling pin, roll dough 3/4 inch thick. With floured 1 1/2 inch cookie cutter, cut biscuits. Place on baking sheet 1 inch apart. Press trimmings together, re-roll and cut. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 270
Total Fat: 17 g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 840 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 1 g
Vitamin A: 160 IU
Vitamin C: 0 mg
Calcium: 160 mg
Iron: 2 mg

Cook's Notes:

To prepare up to 3 months ahead:
Prepare biscuits as above but do not cook. Place on cookie sheet, freeze. Place in freezer bags. Bake frozen biscuits in preheated 400 F oven for 30 - 35 minutes.

Reduce the amount of salt in this recipe by half to lower the sodium.

Recipe makes nearly 3 dozen biscuits.