Sweet Drop Biscuits

Sweet Drop Biscuits

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening or butter-flavor shortening
1 1/4 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease 2 cookie sheets.

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. With pastry blender or two knives used scissor-fashion, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk and vanilla extract; quickly mix until just combined.

Drop dough by 1/4 cups, 2 inches apart, onto cookie sheets to make 16 biscuits.

Place cookie sheets on 2 oven racks; bake biscuits 12 to 15 minutes until golden, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower racks half-way through baking time.