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Easy Drop Biscuits

Slathered in honey and butter or jam, these Easy Drop Biscuits are perfect as a side dish with lunch or dinner or for breakfast with your favorite breakfast meats! Ready in less than 25 minutes, this no-fuss buttermilk biscuits recipe is so quick and simple. Perfect for a family or a crowd!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk chilled (see note)
  • 8 Tablespoons salted butter melted and slightly cooled, plus more for brushing on top if desired


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the melted butter into the cold buttermilk with a fork. It will create little chunks of butter and look sort of slushy, but that's what you want.
  • Mix the buttermilk and butter into the flour with a fork or spatula until everything is moistened, then use a large cookie scoop or ¼ cup measuring cup to drop mounds of biscuit dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown on top. You can brush the tops of the biscuits with additional melted butter right when they come out of the oven, if you like.



  • Chilled buttermilk: It's important that your buttermilk is chilled so that it creates a sort of slush when the hot butter is added. The temperature differences creates the small chunks of butter that fill these biscuits with layers.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg