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Sweet Cream Biscuits

Drop biscuits made with heavy whipping cream are the easiest homemade from scratch biscuits you'll ever make!
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $5


For shortcake:

  • 2 cups (248g) all purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups (356ml) heavy whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a cookie sheet with butter or shortening.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until the dough comes together. It should become a thick dough and if needed, use your hands to finish working it together.
  • Using two spoons, scoop out and drop biscuits on prepared cookie sheets. Depending on size, you’ll get about 8 biscuits, unless you want them smaller.
  • Bake for about 14-16 minutes, or until the tops and bottoms are golden brown and the biscuits are cooked through. I recommend rotating the pan halfway though baking for even cooking. Cool biscuits before serving.



  • You must use heavy whipping cream in this recipe, no substitutions
  • Omit the sugar if you prefer
  • Substitute self-rising flour in a same amount as the all-purpose but omit the baking powder and salt.


Serving: 1shortcake | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 656IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2mg