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Easy Drop Biscuits

These easy, homemade biscuits are soft, fluffy, made completely from scratch and can be on your table in about 15 minutes! A weekend staple in our house!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuit, biscuits, drop biscuits
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 243kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup COLD butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk I used low fat buttermilk, whole milk can also be used here


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Line a quarter sheet baking pan with parchment or grease a 10 inch cast iron skillet with butter and set aside.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. 
  • Use a pastry cutter to cut cold butter into flour mixture. Don't go too crazy here - you want to see small, pea-sized pieces of butter throughout the dough. (Alternatively, grate the butter and stir into the dry ingredients making sure the better does not clump together.)
  • Add in the buttermilk and egg and stir just until the ingredients are combined. The dough will be sticky but don't keep working it. You should be able to see the butter pieces in the dough.
  • Scoop out the biscuit dough using a large trigger scoop (ice cream scoop) OR use two spoons to scoop out the dough and place it on the prepared baking sheet or skillet.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter if desired.



Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg