I know, I know. Butter left out of the fridge overnight is probably just fine to use.
Note this explanation from the Missouri Families website.
But, if you are out of butter; or if you feel funny about using “counter butter,” try this fast butter-less biscuit recipe:
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons shortening
2/3 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grease a jelly roll pan with a little shortening.
Add the milk and mix well.
You could roll out this dough and cut with a biscuit cutter…but so much fuss isn’t necessary.
Just break dough into 20 equal parts. Form each piece into a ball.
Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, until biscuits turn golden.
Serve with a dab of jelly, if you wish.