Easy Drop Biscuits

Hello all– These biscuits got thumbs up from the family tonight.  And they are so easy– Our 10 year old Charlotte whipped them up by herself (well, I did set them in the oven)!

Tender on the inside, hot and crunchy around the edges.  With a little jam– perfect!

The recipe of from Mollie’s blog Fugal Housefrau.  It you haven’t visited her, you should!  Such practical, pretty, delicious recipes.  Every one of them!

1/2 cup butter (1 stick), cut into slices
1  1/2 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 cup whole milk

Prepare the butter, cutting it in pieces.

In a mixing bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Use a pastry blender (or two forks) to cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.  Then stir in the milk to make a sticky dough.

Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray (makes 8 to 10). And pop them into a 400 degree oven for 12 o 14 minutes until they are golden brown.

Don’t wait!  Eat them hot from the oven with spoonfuls of jam!

Here’s our baker Charlotte, helping me take down the Christmas tree. I told her to pick out the ornaments she wants when she grows up and has her own tree.  Good times with that girl!


49 thoughts on “Easy Drop Biscuits

    • Hi Rosie– These are really basic (and easy!). W have friends coming over Sunday evening to watch the first episode of Victoria on the tv. And I’m making orange currant scones and tea– so we can pretend we are a little bit British! Wish I could try yours!! hugs from here!

      • Your Sunday evening sounds wonderful and what a great idea to theme the food. I am very envious. Victoria is great just don’t take it as totally accurate but relax and enjoy! Did you watch Downton?

        • HI Rosie!! Interesting– how do you think the television version varies from the real thing?? I read the Daisy Godwin book that the script was written from– a novelization. You know we here are fascinated by your royalty! And YES– watched every word of Downton Abbey! (some weeks rewatched). Loved the twists and turns and all the beauty of the setting, the clothes, the home… What did you think of it?? hug hugs Rosie!

          • I loved Downton. Have it all on dvd so I don’t have to stream it lol. I also have a fascination with historical food (I used to specialise in Tudor food for events – pastry castles that you cut and doves flew out , brides pie the lot) anyway what I was going to say is that I got given a couple of copies of the Downton cookbook so if you’d like one let me know where I can post one to and it’s yours.
            Victoria is a lovely series but Victoria and Melbourne, for example, did not have an affair or a flirtation as is suggested. I don’t mind a bit of storytelling licence as it happens but that’s why I mean it’s not the real thing. How did the orange currant biscuits go btw?

    • Hi Mimi! –yep, aren’t grand-girls the best! We have Grammy Camp every summer and she comes with her 2 sisters to craft and cook and take outings. You have so much fun ahead! And– loved your recipe for Cowboy Butter.

  1. I stopped by a while ago but I forgot to comment! Charlotte, you did a great job! I think they look even better than mine! Maybe you’ll have the same love of cooking and entertaining as your Grandma! I hope you had fun making them!!

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