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Baking Powder Drop Biscuits

If you need a biscuit in a snap, these are my go-to recipe, I have been making them for many years and they are difficult to mess up! No kneading or rolling, just drop the dough by the spoonful into a greased or buttered pan.


When I prepare a Slow Roasted Pot Roast or Soup or Stew, hubs requests my Baking Powder Drop Biscuits to accompany them.

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They are light and fluffy and easy to whip it together. Light-gold and crusty outside, moist and fine-textured inside. Serve with butter!

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Nettie is a wife and mother who is passionate about cooking and baking… especially when easy meals are involved! With 5 children, Nettie insists that all meals, snacks, and desserts come together quickly! You will find a wide variety of easy yet scrumptious recipes on her very popular website Moore or Less Cooking.


Baking Powder Drop Biscuits
Baking Powder Drop Biscuits
Yield: 12 biscuits

Baking Powder Drop Biscuits

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

The most delicious fluffy drop biscuits.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup of cold buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in the shortening with a fork or use your hands until it looks like cornmeal. Add the milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly until well mixed.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly two or three times. Roll out the dough with a floured rolling pin to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch cutter.
  3. Place the biscuits in a greased iron skillet. Gently press down top of biscuits. Brush the biscuits with half the melted butter. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown. Brush the hot biscuits with the remaining butter.

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Saturday 30th of June 2018

I’m confused. In the description you say “no kneading or rolling” but you go to the recipe and there’s kneading and rolling. The point of drop biscuits is you just drop them into the pan. I’m going to try dropping them and hopefully they’ll turn out.


Friday 13th of February 2015

Hi Alice, It seems to be working now, sorry about that! Nettie

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Sunday 16th of November 2014

Hello cute lady! This looks so good. Pinned. We really appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. It wouldn't be a party without you. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls


Sunday 16th of November 2014

Thank you so much for pinning Kimberly! Nettie

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