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Buttermilk drop biscuit in half showing tender, soft baked bread on the inside.
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Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits. Quick and easy, this biscuit recipe comes together in minutes. They bake up soft and fluffy. The perfect companion to any meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Serene


  • cup all purpose flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter cold
  • ¾ cup buttermilk*

Garlic Butter

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • ½ tsp garlic minced


  • Preheat the oven to 425 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.
  • In a large mixing bowl (or food processor) add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and stir with a fork to combine.
  • Cut the cold butter into small cubes and add to the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or forks cut the butter into the flour until there are no pieces bigger than a pea. (or can do this step in a food processor)
  • Pour in the buttermilk and stir until mixed.
  • Using a large spoon scoop the batter and place on the baking sheet. Leaving the batter not neatly rounded gives a more textured appearance to the biscuits when baked. Batter will make about 9 biscuits.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes until the biscuits are baked through. Allow to cool several minutes then remove from the pan and continue to cool on a wire cooling rack.
  • In a small bowl combine the melted butter and minced garlic. Brush onto the baked biscuits before serving.


Buttermilk: To make buttermilk substitute add 1 tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice to milk. Let sit for several minutes until the milk thickens, then use in the recipe.
Storage: store leftover biscuits in a sealed container. At room temperature they will keep 1-2 days. In the refrigerator up to 1 week.
How to Freeze: after baking let the biscuits cool to room temperature. Wrap tightly in foil, then store in a freezer safe container. Use within 2 months. To thaw remove from the freezer, unwrap and let thaw at room temperature for about 1 hour. Can be reheated in the microwave or oven. 


Serving: 1 | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg