Cheddar Garlic Drop Biscuits

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

Cheddar Garlic Drop Biscuits
Biscuits:
2 cups all purpose flour*
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup cold butter
1 cup whole milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Garlic Butter Topping:
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon parsley
Pinch of salt

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and garlic powder in a medium bowl and whisk to incorporate.  Using a cheese grater, grate cold butter into flour mixture.  Most folks use a pastry cutter or fork but Nanny always said that made the dough tough and taught me to use a cheese grater.  Gently stir with a fork so that the butter is coated with flour and evenly distributed into the mixture.

Add milk and cheese and stir with a fork until just combined (mixture will be sticky but if it won’t come together, add flour, 1 tablespoon at a time).  Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.  Drop 1/4 cup-sized dollops of dough onto the baking sheet 2-3 inches apart (I use an ice cream scoop).  Bake at 400 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until the biscuits are lightly browned.

Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients.  When biscuits are done, remove from oven and brush with the butter mixture then serve.

*Substitute biscuit mix (such as Bisquick) for flour, baking powder and salt if desired.

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