Drop Biscuits

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
18 to 22 biscuits
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 sticks cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk
  • Melted butter, for brushing, optional
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the flour, baking powder and salt into a food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the dry ingredients and the butter are mostly combined. (Alternatively, cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter.) Drizzle in the milk and pulse (or stir) just until the dough comes together. Do not over mix.

Using a regular table spoon, or large spoon, drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto baking trays and bake until nice golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. If desired, brush with melted butter after you remove them from the oven.


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So easy! I used buttermilk instead. Don't overcook or they will come out hard as rocks. I made that mistake for my initial tester. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, easy biscuit recipe. I like the food processor, lol! These were very tasty and light. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cut the recipe in half and it worked out great. This is the first biscuit recipe that has worked out for me. I live in Denver and some things just don't come out as if you live at sea level. Thank you for the great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. I cut mine in half and it worked perfectly. I will most definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOL!!!! After 40 years of cooking and baking, it is time to buy a food processor --- or just apply yr skills..................and go for it girl! This is a great recipe, and being from the South.....my Grannie always taught me ---- there is always a way... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another 'simple' recipe that employs a food processor...I guess after 40 years of cooking and baking I must not be very good at it, since I don't have one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were simple, yet great! Very tender biscuit unlike many I have made before. All I did differently was use regular milk because that's what I had on hand. Highly recommend this drop biscuit recipe. (FYI: I did 1/4 of the recipe and got about 14 biscuits with a small cookie scoop). item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are absolutely perfect and so easy! I actually used the recipe on her website the pioneer woman because it makes less biscuits and uses buttermilk in place of whole milk. either way its a great biscuit to make and me and my family will be making again. Thanks PW! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe.Please weigh the flour out to have correct amount.5 ounces = 1 cup All Purpose Flour. Invest sometime to create really nice Biscuits. Nana taught me to always brush any left over Flour from tops of Biscuits.Why? Flour on tops will never bake.If too many,freeze to have for baking later. Place on parchment paper & do not need to grease cookie sheet.Plus,never twist cutter,keeps them from rising,simply dip in flour & press down,Nana too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We've been eating these biscuits for years - at least 30. My kids call them rocks and dance a jig when they hear we are having rocks for dinner. We used them once, in a pinch, as hamburger rolls. Did I say once? Not on your life. It's become a habit now. Absolutely delish!!! Same for breakfast. Great with sausage patties and cheese and scrambled/poached eggs. McRockies!!! And another way is creamed chicken on them. Good hot lunch. I look forward to using your recipe. I just know it's just as good if not better. Thanks Ree. June item not reviewed by moderator and published
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They are so nice to have. You can do so many things with them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe also gives you the alternative of cutting the butter in with a pastry cutter (I've even done it by hand) Not a good reason for a one star review. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a simple biscuit recipe. If you have been baking for 40 years I would think you'd realize you could use a pastry cutter or two knives instead. Kind of harsh to give the recipe one star. item not reviewed by moderator and published
acorn1802488202 you don't need one! Heck I use 2 knives to cut the butter in or use a fork! your hands are your best tool! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I, too, use buttermilk, instead of milk. Tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanx for Nana's tips for biscuits. I used all of her suggestions plus Ree's recipe. WOW! Never got such a great result before. Again, thannx for passing on her knowledge item not reviewed by moderator and published

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