Best Drop Biscuits, Ever!

Drop Dead Simple Drop Biscuits

Drop Biscuits so good you'll be blown away, but even better 20 min to make & no buttermilk needed!

I’ve made more biscuits lately than I have in a long time. Because Soup. I’ve been making a lot of Soup, too. Of all of the biscuits, my favorite are these. Serve them and everyone will ooh and aah & fight over the last one.

Best Drop Biscuits, Ever!
Best Drop Biscuits, Ever!

I know, I know – they look like a Bisquick thing. But they’re not. They’re the lightest, tenderest biscuit with a crispy top and fluffy center that you’ll ever bite into.

They’re so tender that buttering them needs a technique, lest they fall apart when splitting. Take your fork and poke a series of holes horizontally around the middle, then carefully lift that lid up.

Best Drop Biscuits, Ever!
Best Drop Biscuits, Ever!

As far as the butter, though, or jam, or syrup or anything else, these Drop Biscuits don’t even need it, they’re that good. I can’t say how well they keep – there’s never been one leftover! Count on two per person as these aren’t overly large.

Always look for baked goods on sale and pay attention to the butter specials, especially during Holiday weeks. Toss that butter into the freezer to keep it fresh and freeze all products containing flour for three day to avoid any surprises.

Best Drop Biscuits, Ever!
Best Drop Biscuits, Ever!

Drop Biscuits

  • Servings: 8 biscuits
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 stick, 8 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces and refrigerated
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, either bleached or unbleached
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk

Preheat oven to 400°F and spray or lightly oil a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Toss butter into the dry ingredients until coated with flour. Working quickly, either:

  • Use fingertips to pinch and rub the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse meal with a few larger pea sized pieces.
  • Add flour mixture and butter to food processor and pulse 2 to 3 times to form pea-sized pieces; transfer to a large bowl. Dump back in bowl.

Add milk and toss with a fork until it just comes together into a slightly sticky, shaggy dough. With a knife, and handling as little as possible, divide dough into 8 pieces.

Place lumps, patting them slightly into a round shape (lumpy top is fine) and handling them as little as possible, on baking sheet and bake for 14 to 18 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately.


I’ll be bringing this recipe to Fiesta Friday 201, hosted this week by Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes and Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook. Fiesta Friday’s already filling up with all kinds of holiday goodies & recipes, so be sure to stop by!

36 thoughts on “Drop Dead Simple Drop Biscuits”

  1. OK, I’m making these! I have all the ingredients in the fridge and I try try not to make biscuits for just Larry and me (so much butter!) — BUT- the kids are here and more coming so why not biscuits??!! Biscuits for breakfast, biscuits with soup… thanks thanks Mollie. Pinning this (along with the cheese toast!). xox

              1. Thanks for the recipe Mollie. She made them pretty small so we had a whole basketful– but managed to eat them all!! Your recipes are always the best! Are you still in Atlanta?? take care wherever you are Mollie! xox

                  1. I know Mollie– are kids left here a couple days ago and it’s so so quiet here now. We loved the biscuits– wrote up a post on them with a link to the Frugal Hausfau. Charlotte really had fu showing them off at dinner. thanks!

                    1. ha ha ha!! Welcome Home!! We had the same feeling the night after we dropped the kids all back at their home in Ojai. We came home and turned on the figure skating on tv and I thought– “oh, the girls would have loved to watch this with us!!” funny. Hope you’re all settled back in Mollie!! xox

    1. Hi Karina. Since these only have baking powder, any milk is fine. Just fyi, If a recipe has baking soda, (which these don’t but a lot of biscuit recipes do) then you have to adjust and add an acid to your almond or flaxseed, like a tablespoon of vinegar. 🙂

  2. I say these are ‘drop dead gorgeous drop biscuits’😁 I haven’t tried making my own biscuits, but your biscuits are telling me that I am so silly!😬 These sound really good, Mollie! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party! It’s always fun to see you at the party!

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