Baking Powder Biscuits (Drop type)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I get this recipe from my Pillsbury Family Cookbook that was published in 1963. It was my mothers, a graduation present I believe, and I refer to it on a regular basis for the classic preparation of many foods.


  1. Sift Flour Salt and Baking Powder into mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in shortening until the particles are fine.
  3. Add milk all at once and stir just until dough clings together and flour disappears.
  4. Drop by spoonfulls into greased muffin cups (2/3 full).
  5. Bake 450 deg for 12/15 min.
Most Helpful

I never made drop biscuits before and had a few secret doubts. You made a believer out of me; they turned out great.I used butter instead of shortening and put the flour, baking powder, salt and the butter in my food processor, whirling it all around until it got crumbly. Then I added the milk and just gave it two seconds to barely blend. Had them for lunch with a nice big veggie salad. I'll keep this recipe to make again....thanks for sharing.

Geema March 19, 2003

Great little recipe-I used butter instead of shortening-came out fine! Thanks

ejriii March 23, 2003

Very good. Easy to make, quick, and most importantly- tastes very good.

Debra Teed April 07, 2003