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Homemade Drop Biscuits Recipe

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Drop biscuits are the best biscuits! We all have our favorite recipes from scratch that are our go-to favorites. These homemade drop biscuits have been a family favorite for years. I love that they are made from ingredients that I always have on hand, and can be on my table in under 20 minutes. These biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to a hearty winter meal like stew, but also taste great warmed up with my morning coffee. One thing is for certain, you won’t believe how easy these drop biscuits with no yeast are to make!

Homemade Drop BiscuitsDrop Biscuit Recipe Ingredients:

To make these easy drop biscuits, you’ll need the following simple ingredients:

  • flour: all-purpose flour
  • baking powder: Yes, you really do need a tablespoon. If your baking powder is not fresh, your biscuits may be flatter.
  • sugar: How much sugar you want, will really depend on your personal preference and how you plan to serve the biscuits.
  • salt: Just standard table salt. I have not tested this recipe using another type of salt such as sea salt, kosher salt, etc.
  • butter: I use unsalted butter. I recommend giving it a chance to cool slightly after melting it for best results.
  • milk: I have made this recipe with 1%, 2% and whole milk and whole milk really does make the best biscuit. You can also try using a lower fat milk and replacing some of the amount with half and half or heavy whipping cream to add a bit more fat in, but I haven’t tested this.

Homemade Drop Biscuits RecipeHow to Make Drop Biscuits

To make these easy drop biscuits, preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Yes that is hot, but your biscuits will only be baking for about 10 minutes.  I recommend not starting on making your biscuits until your oven is almost preheated.

Melt your butter in a small dish. Let cool slightly. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in melted butter and milk. Stir just until moistened. Immediately drop biscuits on a lightly greased or lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops and edges are golden brown.

To make the perfect biscuits every time, I recommend always using a quality lined baking sheet like the one below.  I love using silicone baking mats because they can be used over and over again and clean up great! Together they made a gorgeous biscuit bottom without burning. I like using a muffin (4 tablespoon) steel scoop. This is a must have for quickly dropping the biscuits plus it works great for large cookies or filling tins for muffins or cupcakes!

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Drop Biscuits from ScratchServe these homemade drop biscuits with butter, honey, jam, apple butter or great for dipping into soups. We especially love them with butter and honey. Would also taste great with some fruit mixed in, like this cranberry biscuit. or more savory like these cheesy biscuits. Super simple and very delicious!

Drop Biscuit Tips:

After making this recipe so many times, I’ve learned a very tips along the way that I’m happy to share with you. For best results in this recipe:

  • Preheat your oven immediately:  You do not want this batter to sit while waiting for the oven to finish preheating. 
  • Do not over mix: Mix your dough, just until fully moistened and combined.  
  • Work fast: The sooner you get them into the oven after you mix the wet ingredients in with the dry, the better the taste.
  • Whole milk: I’ve found that whole milk creates a better biscuit over 1% milk. They do taste great either way, but the extra fat does make them even better.
  • Use a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper: This creates the perfect biscuit bottoms and avoids any sticking.
Homemade Drop Biscuits Recipe
4.73 from 124 votes

Homemade Drop Biscuits

These drop biscuits are so easy to make from scratch! You only need 20 minutes and and are a great side dish to any meal. Everyone will love these fluffy biscuits.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Bread
Keyword baked goods, biscuits, drop biscuit recipe, drop biscuits, easy biscuits, homemade, homemade biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 15
Author Emilie at FindingZest.com (altered from all recipes)


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons sugar depending upon how sweet you like them
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup milk whole milk preferred


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. Add melted butter and milk. Stir just until moistened. (Best to let melted butter cool a bit before adding)

  3. Immediately drop by heaping tablespoons (15 biscuits) onto lightly greased or parchment paper/silicone baking sheet lined large cookie sheet.
  4. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.

What to Serve with Biscuits:

Looking for a something to pair with these tasty biscuits? This recipe is so versatile and pairs well with almost any main dish.

Soup Recipes: Drop biscuits taste amazing with soup! This is the ultimate comfort food combination.

Biscuits and Gravy: Biscuits and gravy is a breakfast staple and using drop biscuits over traditional biscuits make enjoying this recipe even easier!

Chicken, Beef, Pork and Fish Recipes: Drop biscuits pair so well with almost any meat! Here are just a few options:


This homemade drop biscuits recipe is altered from this recipe found on allrecipes.com.

These homemade drop biscuits from scratch can be ready in under 20 minutes from ingredients you already have on hand!


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