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Drop Biscuits Will Be Your New Favorite Shortcut Recipe

Delish logo Delish 9/20/2021 Justin Sullivan
a plate full of food sitting on a table: Drop Biscuits are a 5 ingredient biscuit recipe that is totally fool proof and just perfect for customization. © Andrew Bui Drop Biscuits are a 5 ingredient biscuit recipe that is totally fool proof and just perfect for customization.

Biscuits are maybe the best bread "side". That's right parker house rolls, you can leave! (Just kidding we love you, parker house rolls. Please don't leave). The flakey, buttery delight of a warm biscuit is so comforting and perfect for a shmear of jam or dipping in gravy. However it can often seem like a ton of effort to whip up a batch.

Enter drop biscuits. These easy 5-ingredient guys are totally quick to whip together and doesn't require rolling out on your counter which means less mess! They can also be totally customized like adding in a bit of cheddar and some sliced scallions. Or you could swap 2 teaspoons of sugar for the salt and add some raisins, for a savory-sweet bite.

If you have leftovers, go ahead and wrap them tightly in cling film or foil and they can be stored for up to 2 days at room temperature or in the fridge for a week.

If you gave this easy recipe a try, let us know how they came out in the comments below!

Yields: 10-12 servings

Prep Time: 5 mins

Video: Watch Us Make: Breakfast Biscuit Cups (Taste of Home)

Total Time: 35 mins


  • 1 1/2 c.

    all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp.

    baking powder

  • 1 tsp.

    kosher salt

  • 1/2 c.

    (1 stick) unsalted butter

  • 1/2 c.


  • 1 tbsp.

    melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add butter and, using a pastry blender or two forks, work butter into the flour until the butter is in roughly pea-sized pieces.
  3. Add buttermilk and stir with a fork until a shaggy dough forms. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup,, scoop out biscuits and transfer to the prepared baking tray, about 3 inches apart.
  4. Bake until golden brown with darker spots on the edges, 15 to 20 minutes.Brush the biscuits with melted butter and serve.

a plate of food on a table: Drop Biscuits © Andrew Bui Drop Biscuits

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