Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Isn't this a terrific name! Yummy for breakfast. Kids love'm. And why not!! They look mighty good with some frosting drizzled over top. Basically these are drop biscuits, as in biscuits and not cookies! I came across the recipe while browsing through some of the older cookbooks in my collection. From Country Kitchen Cookbooks - Baking, 1986.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- orange zest (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips (Extra Dark are Super!)
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 2 -3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional, mix in with the milk)
- Preheat over to 400. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Cut in the butter (or margarine) until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Stir in the sugar, optional orange rind and chocolate chips.
- Using a fork, mix in the egg and just enough milk to make a moist but stiff mixture. Basically, a biscuit dough.
- Use 2 forks. Scoop up some of the mixture with one fork and scrape off onto the baking sheet with the other fork, making small rocky heaps, well-spaced apart. Kind of like drop biscuits. Make 12-14 depending on the size you like.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until risen and nicely browned. Don't overbake. Cool on a wire rack.