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Drop Biscuits stacked on plate.

Drop Biscuits

These Drop Biscuits are the easiest biscuits and so fluffy! No kneading the dough or cutting biscuits needed.

Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword drop biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 14 biscuits
Calories 137 kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , chilled
  • 1/2 cup milk cold
  • 1 large egg , well-beaten
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small measuring cup beat well the egg. Grab butter and milk from the fridge. Pour 1/2 c of milk to the cup with egg and stir well. (No need to look for another measuring cup; the beaten egg should measure about 1/4 c so pour enough milk to make 3/4 c liquid.)

  4. Grate the butter straight over the dry ingredients. Cut in with pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the egg and milk mixture and stir until all is moistened. Drizzle the lemon juice over the dough and give it a few stirs.

  5. Drop the dough onto prepared baking sheet by heaping tablespoons. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the biscuits just start to brown on top. Cool on the sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer onto a wire rack or cutting board to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

  1. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  2. Feel free to add shredded butter, chopped ham or seasoning to the biscuit dough before baking.
Nutrition Facts
Drop Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.