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Buttermilk Drop Biscuits - Super simple recipe goes with any meal. Lightly salted and perfectly sweet drop biscuits.
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Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Drop biscuits are the simple, hearty buddy to your favorite winter soup, or a delicious afternoon snack with butter and jam, or even a perfect breakfast with sausage and an egg.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 10 biscuits
Calories: 171kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk any milk or milk substitute will also work
  • Milk or melted butter for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • In a food processor combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Pulse twice to mix.
  • Add in cubed butter and process for 5-10 seconds, until butter is no larger than the size of a pea.
  • Dump flour mix into a large bowl and using a spatula fold in the buttermilk (or regular milk). Dough will be wet and sticky to the touch.
  • Using a large cookie scoop (or a soup spoon), scoop batter onto a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Brush the tops with milk or melted butter to help them brown.
  • Bake at 425°F for 11-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Serve warm with butter, jam, or honey.


To store biscuits, place in a zip-top bag lined with a paper towel. This will keep them from getting soggy. They will keep at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator up to a week.


Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg