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drop biscuits with butter

Easy Drop Biscuits

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: American


Making biscuits couldn’t be easier! Try this no-fail easy homemade biscuits recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This simple quick biscuit recipe is ready in just thirty minutes, no special ingredients or tools required.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silpat (affiliate link) or spray lightly with non stick spray In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cut in butter with two knives until it’s soft and crumbly.
  4. Add egg and milk and stir until totally mixed. Use hands to form 2″ balls of dough and place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.


  • If you want your biscuits to be “prettier” you can easily flatten the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 2″ thick (with your hands, not a rolling pin) and cut with a biscuit cutter. I rarely take the extra time to do this because they taste the same and it keeps my kitchen cleaner!
  • For the lightest biscuits, keep the butter and milk as cold as possible/
  • Don’t overwork the dough or use an electric mixer for this recipe, the faster you mix the dough and the colder the butter and milk stay, the better your result.
  • If the dough is sticky when you are rolling it in your hands, add a little additional flour.

Keywords: drop biscuit