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Drop Biscuits

Drop Biscuits are the easiest baked treat you'll ever have. It's as easy as mix, dump and bake; no rolling and cutting needed. Unbelievably easy, irresistibly buttery tender biscuits with crisp edges. Can be served any time of the day!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, biscuits
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 12 - 13 biscuits
Calories 164kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 cups (10 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons (10 g) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (2 g) baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons (25 g) sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon (3 g) table salt
  • 8 tablespoons (112 g) unsalted butter , melted and cooled slightly (about 5 minutes), plus 2 tablespoons melted butter for brushing biscuits
  • 1 cup (245 g) buttermilk or milk


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Whisk together  flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt, in a large bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together  8 tablespoons melted butter and buttermilk, stirring until butter forms small clumps.
  • Make a well and pour in buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, gently stir with a rubber spatula until just incorporated and batter pulls away from sides of bowl.
  • Scoop about 1/4 cup amount of batter and drop onto the prepared baking sheet, repeat until dough is used up. Biscuits should be spaced out about 1 1/2 inches apart (measuring  about 2 1/4 inches in diameter and 1 1/4 inches high , you will have  about 12-13  biscuits ).
  • Bake until tops are golden brown and crisp, about 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Brush biscuit tops with  melted butter, if desired.
  • Let it cool slightly before serving .


  1. Recipe source: adapted from Cook’s Illustrated
  2. If you only have salted butter on hand, scale back the amount of salt you add to the drop biscuit dough. 
  3. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg