Heat oven to 425° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Sift together dry ingredients in a stainless steel mixing bowl. Cut (cold) butter into cubes and work them into the dry ingredients by hand until pea-sized chunks are achieved. Chill in freezer for 15 minutes.
Whisk together wet ingredients.Keep chilled in refrigerator until dry ingredients are cold. Stir wet bowl into dry bowl just until combined.
Drop heaping tablespoon sized balls of the dough onto the baking sheets, 1 to 2 inches apart. Wet your fingers with cool water and smooth the portioned batter.
Sprinkle the top of each biscuit with the large granule sugar.
Bake about 15 minutes, rotating pans halfway through cooking process. Remove when golden brown.