Think about how many times you stir together the same dry ingredients. Wouldn’t a big batch of all-purpose mix be so much easier and faster? Yes it would—and we have one! Keep it on hand to use as the base in these three simple formulas. Get the recipe: All-Purpose Baking MixPhoto: Erik Putz
These biscuits couldn’t be easier and are delicious with soup, stew, eggs—you decide! Combine 2 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix with 1/2 cup grated cold unsalted butter and 1/2 cup grated cheddar in a medium bowl. Stir in 1 cup milk until dough comes together. Scrape onto a floured surface and pat into a 3/4-in.-thick circle. Cut into 12 wedges. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 425F until golden, 12 to 15 min. Makes 12 biscuits.Photo: Erik Putz
You may never buy premade pancake mix again! Whisk 3/4 cup milk with 2 tbsp melted butter and 1 egg in a medium bowl. Stir in 1 cup all-purpose baking mix until smooth. Cook in batches, flipping halfway through, as bubbles begin to appear on top, until golden, 2 to 3 min. Makes about 6 pancakes.Photo: Erik Putz
Classic peanut butter cookies are closer than ever. Stir 1/2 cup natural peanut butter with 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup granulated sugar, then 1 egg, until combined. Mix in 1 cup all-purpose baking mix until dough comes together. Roll into 1-in. balls, then roll balls in sugar until coated. Arrange on parchment-lined baking sheets and press each ball down using the tines of a fork. Bake at 350F until golden, 8 to 10 min. Makes about 1 dozen cookies.
TIP: To get a perfect crosshatch and prevent cookie dough from sticking to your fork, dip it in water before pressing down each time.Photo: Erik Putz
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