A drop biscuit is great for people with small kitchens. So simple, but oh so good!

Anne

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 biscuits
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

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  • In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the shortening until the mixture has only pea sized lumps. Add milk and mix until dry mixture is absorbed. Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 17.1g 6% DV; fat 4.9g 8% DV; cholesterol 1.6mg 1% DV; sodium 189.6mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2003
My husband is the biggest kid/picky eater out there. The first time I made these, they were a bit dry. I always used half a recipie, cuz it's just the two of us until our daughter gets older. Well, I added 1 tsp of vanilla extract. It was just the kick it needed! Heather Adam Austin, TX Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2003
I used butter-flavor crisco and buttermilk instead of milk. These were surprisingly tender but a little bland. I won't make them again. Read More
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240 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 146
  • 4 star values: 61
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
My husband is the biggest kid/picky eater out there. The first time I made these, they were a bit dry. I always used half a recipie, cuz it's just the two of us until our daughter gets older. Well, I added 1 tsp of vanilla extract. It was just the kick it needed! Heather Adam Austin, TX Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
I couldn't think of a faster easier way to make light and fluffy biscuits. I even substitited margarine for shortening and they were still perfect! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2003
I used butter-flavor crisco and buttermilk instead of milk. These were surprisingly tender but a little bland. I won't make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2003
This was by far, the absolute best biscuit that I have ever had. It was light and airy. It has a wonderful delicate flavor and my half loved them as well. This is a keeper. Oh, and did I mention it was super easy? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Recipe is great, however I did add some cinnimon and a little bit of sugar just to give it some added taste, as I used this for a breakfast biscuit one day. Very quick and easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Great biscuits that are easy to make. I'm glad to find a good biscuit recipe that does not call for buttermilk--which I never have. Also, my son can't tolerate milk so I used soy milk and they turned out great. Thanks for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
Good flavor but kinda dry. Had a nice appearance and smelled good the kids did not care for them because they were so dry. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2003
SO-SO good in a pinch because they're easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2003
MMMMmmm. Biscuits just like I had as a kid. I followed the recipe exactly (except I used slightly less than 1 tablespoon of baking powder). I was very happy with how they turned out. For people who like moist biscuits you might need to add slightly more shortening and milk because this recipe makes traditional-style baking powder biscuits which are by nature fairly airy and dry. I have also added 1 tablespoon of italian herbs (anything will do basil oregano thyme) and mixed it in with the flour before adding the shortening. It gave these biscuits a lovely herbed taste! Will make these simple and delicious biscuits again and again. (My husband raved about them.) Read More
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