Drop Biscuits Recipe

Stacey Mebs | Bake.Eat.Repeat.

These drop biscuits are buttery and flaky without any effort at all — mix everything together, drop the dough on a cookie sheet and bake. So easy!

We love biscuits.

Clearly. This is the third recipe I've posted for regular old biscuits — not even cheese biscuits or something to change things up — just biscuits.

Drop Biscuits Photo

It's necessary to have this many recipes for biscuits. Really.

They're all a bit different, I promise — and having options just makes it easier to always be able to make biscuits at the drop of a hat. And that's important.

At least in my world.

Drop Biscuits Picture

Maybe we don't all need a multitude of biscuit recipes, but it can't hurt. Is there anyone that doesn't love a hot, buttery, flaky biscuit with their dinner

At any rate, these drop biscuits are fantastic. And easy as can be. As much as I love these buttermilk biscuits (still probably my favourite), you do need to grate the butter (or cut it in with a pastry blender) to get those flaky layers.

And these homemade cream biscuits are amazing too, but you need to have heavy cream on hand to make them, and you still need to roll out the dough and fold it several times to get those lovely layers.

But these drop biscuits? Beyond easy to make.

Drop Biscuits Image

The flakiness in these biscuits comes from stirring melted butter into cold buttermilk, giving you small pieces of butter in the dough just like you get from cutting in the butter, but way easier to accomplish.

And there's no rolling out the dough, or folding it over multiple times, you just drop it by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet and bake. So easy.

These don't have the obvious layers that you see in the biscuits that are rolled out and folded before baking, but they're still flaky and buttery and delicious. And easy. So, so easy.

Now the trick will be deciding which delicious biscuit recipe to make when we want them...

Drop Biscuits Pic

Tips for perfect Drop Biscuits:

·       If you don’t have any buttermilk, you can substitute one cup of milk mixed with 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice. Make sure your buttermilk is cold when you mix in the melted and cooled butter, and stir until your butter solidifies into small lumps in the milk.

·       I like to use a 3 tablespoon sized ice cream scoop, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray to portion out the biscuits. A dry 1/4 cup measuring cup will work well too.

Here are some more great side dish recipes for you: The Best Dinner RollsSoft Flatbread, and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Dinner Rolls


Drop Biscuits Recipe

    10 Servings


  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup Buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl, stir the melted butter into the buttermilk. Continue stirring until the butter starts to form solid clumps in the buttermilk.
  4. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Spray an ice cream scoop or a 1/4 cup measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray and use it to scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.
  7. Brush the biscuits with another 1-2 tablespoons of melted butter and serve them warm.



  • If you don’t have any buttermilk, you can substitute one cup of milk mixed with 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.
  • I like to use a 3 tablespoon sized ice cream scoop (or cookie scoop) to make these drop biscuits, but you can also use a 1/4 cup sized dry measuring cup.


Source: Adapted from The New Purity Cookbook.
Adapted from The New Purity Cookbook.
Cooking Method:
, , , , , , , ,
Related Recipes:
Lunchbox Recipes, Biscuit Recipes, Side Dish Recipes, Quick Bread Recipes, Bread Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Brunch Recipes, Family Meals and Snack Recipes, Baked Recipes
Recipe Yields:
10 biscuits
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Author: Stacey Mebs
Source: Adapted from The New Purity Cookbook.
Recipe Yields: 10 biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 biscuit
Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 77
Calories 184

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 208mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Stacey Mebs

About Stacey

Stacey loves to Bake. Eat. Repeat. so much that it inspired the name of her blog. With three young kids at home, she's become an expert at packing lunches. Say hello to our Lunchbox fanatic!

Show Comments