Drop Biscuits

Servings 12

Prep Time: 15 Min    Cook Time: 15 Min    Ready In: 30 Min

I love these biscuits. They are tender, fluffy, and ohhh so tasty. Not to mention how easy they are to make.


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 teaspoons white sugar

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup melted butter (frozen butter)

1 cup milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar and salt. All dry ingredients should be mixed thoroughly before adding liquids. Whisk Stir in butter and milk just until moistened. (Variation: freeze the stick of butter and grate it (using a box grater) into the flour mixture. Gently mix with flour mixture, then add the milk. This process will yield a very flaky biscuits.) Drop batter on a lightly greased cookie sheet by the tablespoon. I use a medium ice cream scoop.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden on the edges, about 8 to 12 minutes. Serve warm

Note: To make them a little more savory you can add fresh herbs, or a 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.


2 responses to “Drop Biscuits

  1. Pingback: “What is cream of tartar?” | CATERPICKLES

  2. Cream of tartar, is an acid and
    is often used as a major component in baking powder, combined with baking soda to react when the mixture is moistened to ensure that baked goods will rise well. Although it is an acid, the cream of tartar and the baking soda will not react when dry, so the entire reaction is saved for the mixing bowl and the oven. More visibly, since most of us do not mix our own baking powder, cream of tartar is used as a stabilizing agent and is added to beaten egg whites to increase their stability and volume. It is also sometimes added to candies or frostings to give them a creamier texture because it can help to prevent the crystallization of cooked sugar.

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