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Baking Powder Drop Biscuits

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"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 recipe a try. Now this is the only way I make them!"
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Ingredients

20 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a 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 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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Most helpful positive review

These biscuits came out great! I used butter instead of shortening and used buttermilk instead of milk, because I was out of regular milk. 450 degrees for the first 5 minutes, I turned the temp ...

Most helpful critical review

These were easy and great The only thing I would change is the amount of sugar. Too sweet tasted a little like scones ,but were light ,fluffy and buttery. Next time I will just only use 1 teaspo...

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These biscuits came out great! I used butter instead of shortening and used buttermilk instead of milk, because I was out of regular milk. 450 degrees for the first 5 minutes, I turned the temp ...

very tasty. (i love plain tea biscuits) I mixed the first ingredients using my new kitchenaide mixer with the dough hook when putting in the chilled cubed butter (substituted same amount of butt...

This is a great recipe. I really don't like rolled biscuits that much and these are really easy. I did substitute cannola oil for the shortening. My husband rarely eats more than one and he a...

I have made these twice now in the past week. My husband loves them. They are light and fluffy. I didnt have cream of tartar so just left it out. The first time I added grated cheddar cheese....

I followed the recipe exactly and they were perfect biscuits! I made them for breakfast with sausage and gravy and my husband said these were the best biscuits EVER!!! Don't change a thing!

These were easy and great The only thing I would change is the amount of sugar. Too sweet tasted a little like scones ,but were light ,fluffy and buttery. Next time I will just only use 1 teaspo...

These were very tasty, and easy to make. I needed biscuits to go with a fried chicken birthday dinner for our son. I actually made another biscuit recipe on here first, and it didn't turn out we...

This recipe does the job! I wanted a drop biscuit with no buttermilk, and this is it! Be careful with the salt, be sure not to add more than the recipe calls for. I like my strawberry shortcake ...

Super easy, super fast and so yummy with butter and honey! Not as good once they cool off or the next day, though. My family is begging for more!