Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Biscuits are one of those comfort foods that can be easy to make. This recipe uses buttermilk however you can also use milk- although it won’t be as good!

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

The technique is what makes this recipe fun and no fuss. There is no cutting butter required or rolling out dough. Adding warm butter to a bowl of very cold buttermilk is the trick to this flaky biscuit.

These are the large clumps of butter you want! They will melt when baked and give you that soft, flaky texture. Your butter may be lighter in color.

When adding the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture, make sure you mix just enough to combine. If you overmix, your biscuits will be flat. You want to see beautiful clumps of butter like this!

After they are scooped, you can bake them immediately!

Bake the biscuits until they are golden brown. Brush additional melted butter and sprinkle salt for extra richness.


Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Cook Time: 12-15 mins.

Total Time: 25 mins.

Yields: 10 pieces


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp       baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp    baking soda (sift so no clumps)

  • 2 tsp       sugar

  • 1/2 tsp    kosher salt

  • 1 cup buttermilk (chilled)

  • 4 oz melted butter

  • 4 tbsp additional, melted butter for brushing

  • salt, for sprinkling on top


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together with whisk.

  3. Measure 1 cup of buttermilk in a bowl and place in fridge.

  4. Melt butter so it is warm and allow to cool for few minutes.

  5. Take out bowl of buttermilk and add melted butter while stirring gently. Allow it to sit and form clumps. This will give the biscuits a better texture.

  6. Stir the buttermilk mixture and then add to the flour mixture with a spatula.

  7. Mix until all flour is incorporated but do not OVERMIX.

  8. Scoop onto parchment paper lined baking sheet using a 2oz. ice cream scooper (or 1/4cup). Space them 1 ½ inches apart.

  9. Bake the biscuits until the tops are golden brown and crisp  for 12-15 mins. depending on size.

  10. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter and season lightly with salt.


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