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Easy Drop Biscuit Recipe
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
26 mins

A quick and easy,  buttery drop biscuit featuring a made-from-scratch biscuit dough, cheddar cheese and fresh chives. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 Biscuits
Calories: 76 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 6 tablespoons + 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, separated
  • 2 cups All-Purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt plus a pinch
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons freshly snipped chives
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  1. Preheat oven to 400° and have ready two sheet pans lined with either parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. Cut 6 tablespoons of cold butter into tiny cubes and set aside until ready to use.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and garlic powder. Using a pastry blender, cut the cubed butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse, small peas. Stir in the cheddar and chives. Using a sturdy spoon, stir in the buttermilk just until dough comes together. Do not over mix.
  4. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto the sheet pans, spacing each 1 1/2 - 2 inches apart and bake for 12 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, add 1/4 cup of butter to a small, microwave safe bowl. Heat until melted, 30-45 seconds. Remove from the microwave, stir in the honey and a pinch of salt. Once the biscuits have finished baking, brush them with the honey butter, return to the oven and bake 2-3 minutes more, until cooked through and golden brown. Serve and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Drop Biscuit Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 146mg6%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.