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Who doesn't love a good ole buttery biscuit? These Easy Drop Biscuits are tender, flaky, buttery and super simple to make. They require minimal ingredients, and I'm sure most of you have all the ingredients hanging around your kitchen already. These biscuits are so easy and tasty they can be served morning, noon or night.
Biscuits are essential in our house. We have them as a side dish for dinner, for breakfast with gravy or jelly, for lunch with some deli meat and cheese, or for snacks with peanut butter. Like I said, they are essential. Plus, when I make them, my kids' tell me I'm the best mom ever! So I just keep on making them, so I can keep on listening to them tell me how wonderful I am, just for making biscuits! I'll take the love wherever I can get it!
What you will need for Easy Drop Biscuits
- 4 cups all purpose flour, unbleached
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, cold, diced
- 2-½ cups milk, cold (any type of milk you use will work, even buttermilk)
How to make Easy Drop Biscuits
First thing, you need to preheat the oven to 400° and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Next, gather your ingredients, a large mixing bowl, pastry cutter, a rubber spatula, and a large scoop or spoon. Leave the milk and butter in the fridge until you are ready for it so it remains cold.
In the mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter with the pastry cutter. You can also use your hands. Cut the butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Stir in the milk with the spatula. Once the milk is fully incorporated, let the dough sit for a few minutes. This allows the baking powder to do some magic. It only needs to sit for about 2 minutes. You don't want to let it sit too long or the butter will get too warm and the biscuits will spread and become flat in the oven.
Now you are ready to scoop the batter. Using the scoop (ice cream scoop size) or a large metal spoon, scoop the dough and place on prepared baking sheets leaving at least 2 inches in between each biscuit. Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes. I bake biscuits one pan at a time. While one pan is baking, I prepare the other pan and then place it in the fridge while it waits for its turn to bake. This step is not necessary, the other pan can wait on the counter, but it helps keep the butter cold so the biscuits are flaky and tender.
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Easy Drop Biscuits
- Preheat oven to 400° and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add the diced butter and using a pastry cutter, blend together until course crumbs.
- Stir in the milk and stir until well incorporated.
- Let the dough sit for about 2 minutes, but not much longer.
- Scoop the biscuits on prepared baking sheets using a large scoop.
- Bake for 15 minutes until tops are starting to turn golden brown.