Baking Powder Drop Biscuits
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 egg
- In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk milk and egg. Stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
- Drop by heaping spoonfuls 2 in. apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 172 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Jun 5, 2016
A simple but delicious recipe. Easy enough for my 12 year old daughter to make with confidence! I am a volunteer field editor. We make this recipe when we don't have time for cutting out traditional biscuits- and honestly, these are just as good!
Jan 1, 2015
Absolutely delicious! I was short of biscuit mix and didn't have canned biscuits so had to find an alternative quickly so I was happy to find this recipe. I added buttermilk powder to the mixture and used butter flavored shortening. Will definitely be making these again.
Jul 9, 2012
Amazing! I'm never making a different biscuit -- EVER. This was easy, fun, AND a huge hit.
Apr 5, 2011
really enjoyed these with our pea soup. I used butter instead of shortening. thought they turned out great!
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