Baking  Powder  Drop  Biscuits






2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening

2/3 cup milk

1 egg






Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  


In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients.


Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.


In a bowl, whisk milk and egg.

Stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.


Drop by heaping spoonfuls 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.


Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.


Serve warm.


Serves 12






Sour  Cream  Biscuits






2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 cup sour cream

1 1/2 tablespoons water






Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  


Mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.


Add sour cream and mix to a soft dough.


Add additional water if necessary.


With well floured hands shape dough into round biscuit shapes.


Bake for 12 minutes.



Serves 12






Cinnamon  Rolls






1 cup milk

1/2 cup butter

1 cup water

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

6 cups all-purpose flour





2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 cups dark brown sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened





2 cups confectioners sugar

1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 tablespoon butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons milk 




Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  

Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat.

Mix in the butter; stir until melted.

Add water and let cool until lukewarm.


In a large bowl, combine the milk mixture, yeast, white sugar,

salt, eggs and 2 cups flour; stir well to combine.


Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.


When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface

and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.


Divide dough into two pieces.

Roll each piece into a 12x9 inch rectangle.


In a bowl, stir together the cinnamon and brown sugar.

Spread each piece with half of the butter, half of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Roll up dough, using a little water to seal the seam.


Cut each roll into 12 slices using a very sharp knife.


Place rolls onto two 9x13 inch greased baking pans.

Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 1 hour.


Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.


To make frosting; combine confectioner's sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla.

Add milk gradually until frosting reaches a spreading consistency.

Spread over warm (but not hot) cinnamon rolls.



Serves 24








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