Baking Powder Biscuits I Recipe -
Baking Powder Biscuits I Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Baking Powder Biscuits I

Recipe by  

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

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

On Sale Change Settings

Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.

Show ingredients on sale

Sort stores by

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 12 biscuits Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 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.

Dec 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!

Jun 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?

Apr 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

Apr 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!

Apr 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.

Apr 11, 2003

i dont know what went wrong but mine taste like pretzels! i have yet to make edible biscuits from any recipe that i've tried so dont let this discourage anyone from giving it a try. they are simple and quick.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 124 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 190 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Tea Biscuits

Watch how to make this quick tea time treat.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Check out these quick and tasty cheddar biscuits.

7-Up Biscuits

See how to turn four basic ingredients into light, fluffy biscuits.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States