Angel Biscuits

Make your own delicious, yeasty angel biscuits at home. The dough can be stored in the refrigerator

Angel Biscuits

I love a good yeast roll and I also love a good biscuit. I just realized I have never shared my favorite yeast roll recipe.  Too many recipes, too little time!

Today’s recipe is for a combination of the two. It has the ease and quickness of a biscuit but it has more of the yeasty, lightness of a yeast roll.

My sister in law, Teresa, gave me this recipe years ago (probably like 30)  I have made a few tweeks to the recipe.

Angel Biscuits would be a great addition to that Sunday Pot Roast.

Angel Biscuits


I have made them two ways.

First,I roll out the dough and cut it with my trusty, old biscuit cutter (that was my mothers.)


I then let them rise for about 30 minutes on the cookie sheet before baking.


The second way I’ve done them is just to grease a muffin tin and plop a spoonful of dough in, it turns out more like a drop biscuit.

Either way they taste heavenly (just like an angel)

The other great thing about this dough is that you can refrigerate it for several weeks and just pull out the amount you need each night for dinner.  Fresh, warm rolls in minutes.

Angel Biscuits

Angel Biscuits don’t rise as much as a yeast roll but they are not as heavy as a traditional biscuit either.

Share a little bit of heaven with your family at dinner – make Angel Biscuits!

Angel Biscuits

Angel Biscuits
Recipe type: Bread
  • 1 package (1¼ oz.) dry active yeast
  • ½ C warm water with 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 5 C flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 C milk
  • 1 C vegetable shortening
  1. Add yeast to warm water and sugar and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until crumbly.
  3. Add yeast mixture and milk to crumb mixture. Stir until well moistened.
  4. At this point you may just cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to use or roll the dough out and cut with a biscuit cutter. Dough should be about ½ inch thick.
  5. Place on a greased baking sheet and cover and allow to rise for about 30 minutes.
  6. Another option is to grease a muffin tip and spoon dough into muffin tins (about ¾ full).
  7. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Makes approx. 32 biscuits



Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. lorene holbrook says

    you always have the best recipes! thank you for sharing. question. when you refrigerate. air tight lid or zip lock bag? can I use my kitchen aid to mix everything? or do I have to be careful about over mixing? I am not a bread maker. I usually make hockey pucks! LOL…. this recipe sounds interesting enough to try it out! making chili tonight and I thought this would go well…



  2. says

    Lorene, I usually put it in a tupperware container with a lid because it is easier to scoop out than in a ziploc bag. I do it in my Kitchen Aid. You usually don’t have to worry about over mixing bread. You just want to make sure you don’t kill the yeast. Good luck!!

  3. says

    I am intrigued by the comination of biscuit and yeast bread. I can’t wait to try them. BTW I love your blog header and colors. It is so pretty and calming. Have a great week!

  4. Reese says

    Question…I’m just confused on the yeast measurement: “1 package (1 1/4 oz)”. My dry yeast packets are the equivalent of 2 1/4 tsp of yeast or 1/4 oz., neither of which is what you used. Help?! I just want to get it right because I’m DYING to make these.

  5. Renea says

    I have a yeast roll recipe that I make and I freeze the balls of dough so I can pull out what I need for a meal. I let them rise and then bake them…Could I do the same with the Angel Biscuits after I cut them out? Thanks!

  6. mizliz says

    GladI read the comments to see there was a typo for the yeast measurement! Of course I might have not have noticed & just used the packet without checking the amount anyway. I love biscuits & rolls & just HATE the ones that come in tubes (you know the ones I mean)! Can’t wait to try these.

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