Easy Drop Biscuits

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Jan. 31, 2023
One day I had company coming and realized I had run out of biscuit mix. I'd never made biscuits from scratch before, but I decided to give this easy drop biscuit recipe a try. Now this is the only way I make them! —Sharon Evans, Clear Lake, Iowa
Easy Drop Biscuits Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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 2% milk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 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.
  2. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 biscuit: 170 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 271mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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