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Easy Drop Biscuits Recipe

This Easy Drop Biscuits Recipe can be made in minutes and needs just 5 ingredients! Tender and slightly tangy from buttermilk in the batter, these biscuits are delicious when slicked with melted butter or, for a real treat, a drizzle of honey.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: drop biscuits, easy drop biscuits recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 236kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Pastry cutter or fork
  • Pastry brush
  • 2 ounce cookie scoop
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking tray
  • Measuring cup
  • measuring spoons


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cold
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Extra melted butter


  • Preheat your oven to 450℉. Line a baking sheet tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt to a large bowl and whisk together.
    2 cups flour, 1 Tablespoon baking powder, 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • Chop the cold butter into small pieces and add them to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter, fork or your hands to blend the butter into the dry ingredients. The mix should look like coarse sand and have no large butter pieces when you are done.
    ½ cup unsalted butter
  • Stir in the buttermilk but only stir until the batter starts to form. You do not want to overmix or the biscuits will become stiff. Stop stirring once the batter is thick and lumpy.
    1 cup buttermilk
  • Scoop the biscuit dough onto the prepared tray, making ¼ cup scoops. A spring loaded 2-ounce cookie scoop works well to portion the biscuits easily.
  • Bake the biscuits for about 20 minutes. The tops will be golden brown and the biscuits will be puffy.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and brush the tops of the biscuits with the extra melted butter. Enjoy while warm.
    Extra melted butter


  • Whisk in your favorite herbs with the flour at the beginning of the recipe. I like to use about 1 teaspoon of various herbs to switch up the flavor of the biscuits. Italian seasoning works well to add some delicious herby flavor while ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper adds a little spice. 
  • Add up to 1 cup of grated cheese to make cheesy drop biscuits. Add the cheese after you blend in the butter. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg