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Test Kitchen Approved

Smoky Cornmeal Drop Biscuits

Recipe By Adapted from Taste of Home

Recipe By Adapted from Taste of Home

Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, these beauties are kissed with a touch of smokiness from our favorite smoky cheese blend and a unique smoked sea salt. They come together so quickly there's no reason not to make a double batch, especially if you're planning a backyard barbecue or holiday gathering.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with your favorite soup or stew. Makes a great addition to the holiday bread basket. Delicious with a barbecue plate.


1.33 cups all-purpose flour

0.5 cups cornmeal

2.5 tsp. baking powder

0.5 cups vegetable shortening

0.25 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 cups milk

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Regular Yellow Mustard Powder

    Our regular mustard powder is a cross between mild yellow mustard powder and oriental hot mustard powder which is blended to achieve a medium heat.

  • Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt

    For hundreds of years, Alderwood has been used to smoke salmon and other meats and truly is a Northwest American tradition. When you add this wonde...

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  • Smoky Hills Cheese Powder

    If you‘re into smoky flavor and would like to take it to more places than just the grill, give this cheesy blend a try. It's our only cheese blend ...

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add shortening and use a pastry cutter or fork to mix it in until it makes the dry ingredients crumbly. Add cheese and milk and mix until just moistened. Drop ¼-cup size scoops of batter onto prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 25 min. or until golden brown. Serve warm.