Easy Drop Biscuits are a simple, quick and easy biscuit recipe that comes together in about 15 minutes!  These biscuits are perfect with gravy or a nice addition to any meal!

drop biscuits

Drop Biscuits:

Drop biscuits are a staple recipe in my house!  They go perfectly with almost any meal, but especially with our Best Sausage Gravy for breakfast or a big bowl of Homemade Tomato Soup!  My recipe uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.  We use flour, baking powder, melted butter, milk, and a few seasonings to pull these biscuits together in only 15 minutes or so.  There are no special steps, and my favorite part is that we use melted butter rather than cold butter to keep these even easier!

What are Drop Biscuits?

Drop biscuits are a type of biscuit that is made from scratch!  They are called “drop” because there is no rolling out or cutting of the dough.  They are simply biscuit dough dropped onto the pan from a spoon and then baked.  This makes them much faster and easier to make than traditional biscuits that are cut into circles/squares and rolled.

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How To Make Easy Drop Biscuits:

  • The first step is, of course, to preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Prepare a large baking sheet with either butter, non-stick spray, or parchment paper.
  • Next, I like to go ahead and cut my stick of butter into cubes, then melt it in the microwave.
  • While the butter is melting, I whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and garlic powder in a large bowl.
  • Then, add the milk and butter to the flour mixture and stir just until all of the flour is moistened.
  • Drop the dough by heaping Tablespoons onto your prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-11 minutes until they are golden.
  • Optional:  If you choose you can brush these with extra melted butter right when they come out of the oven!

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5 from 130 votes

Easy Drop Biscuits

Easy Drop Biscuits are a simple, quick and easy biscuit recipe that comes together in about 15 minutes!  These biscuits are perfect with gravy or a nice addition to any meal!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings 18 Biscuits



  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Prepare a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and garlic powder.
  • Stir the butter and milk into the flour mixture just until moistened.
  • Drop the batter by heaping Tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes until golden.


Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. Shortly before dinner I realized I didn’t have bread. Stumbled upon this receipt and so very glad that I did. They are as easy as they are delicious. I cut the receipt in half and the only complaint from my husband and children was that there weren’t enough. They were all begging for more!

  2. 5 stars
    Got home late from work but these came together so quickly it was a perfect compliment to dinner-and fast. Kid and husband approved!

  3. 5 stars
    I literally just made these and they came out PERFECT!! So soft and delicious!! This will be my new go-to recipe from now on.

  4. Here in Canada butter can only be purchased in one pound bricks… can you provide a measurement for butter that is more accurat than “1 stick” of butter? Thx Dan

  5. 5 stars
    I made these biscuits last night; 30 minutes before having a guest over for dinner and they were perfect! Will definitely make these again, thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    I cannot have wheat or dairy, so I made these biscuits with butter, dairy milk, or wheat flour. I used a half stick of butter-flavored crisco, instead of butter, and 3/4 cup almond milk. I’ve also had good luck using soy milk. For the flour I used a cup of King Arthur gluten-free all purpose flour,a cup of tapioca flour, and a 1/2 teaspoon of xantham gum .
    These biscuits are very easy to make,and they taste really good!

  7. 5 stars
    These were delicious and super easy to make! I made them along with your sausage gravy recipe and the combo was perfection. This is gonna be my go-to biscuit recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    Simple easy recipe. Biscuits were delicious and my family really enjoyed them. This will be my go to biscuit recipe.