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Bisquick Drop Biscuits

These Bisquick drop biscuits are light, fluffy, buttery, and so easy to make!

Is there anything better than the smell of fresh baked bread flowing from your kitchen?

Close Up of Golden, Flaky Bisquick Drop Biscuits on a Plate with a Ramekin of Jam in the Background

It’s so cozy and always makes my mouth water while I wait impatiently for the baking to finish.

But sometimes baking bread – whether it’s a loaf, dinner rolls, or even biscuits – just takes too long.

And that’s why I love using Bisquick recipes to make quick treats. I always make sure I have a box of the mix on-hand!

In under 20 minutes, you can have moist, fluffy, perfect biscuits that will taste just as good as any of the more time-intensive recipes. 

The next time you have a craving for some home cooking and a mouthful of steamy, fresh bread, grab a box of original Bisquick and your apron, and head to the kitchen.

These easy drop biscuits can be used for desserts like strawberry shortcake, for breakfast sandwiches oozing with a runny egg, or to round out an incredible dinner any night of the week.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to these simple Bisquick drop biscuits.


This recipe is so easy, you won’t even need any fancy kitchen gadgets.

A mixing bowl, a whisk, and a baking sheet are all you’ll need to whip up these dreamy biscuits.

Plus, the recipe only calls for a handful of basic pantry staples:

  • Original Bisquick Mix – Using this mix is a quick replacement for flour and other dry ingredients. And it makes your biscuits super flavorful and delicious.  
  • Baking Powder – Adding in a little extra baking powder is what will help your biscuits to rise and make them pillowy soft and oh-so-fluffy.
  • Sugar – Just a pinch of sugar adds some depth in flavor and takes your biscuits to a new level.
  • Butter – You can’t have moist bread without some butter. For the best tasting biscuits, I suggest using unsalted butter. 
  • Milk – Every recipe needs something that will help to combine all the dry ingredients together. Milk does just that, taking a bowl of flour and turning into a nice wet dough. 
Top View of Bisquick Drop Biscuit Batter on a Parchment-Lined Baking Sheet Before Baking
Top Close View of Bisquick Drop Biscuits Freshly Out of the Oven

Tips & Tricks for the Best Biscuits

Even though these biscuits are already super easy to make, here are a few tips and tricks to ensure they come out absolutely flawless:

  • Be sure to mix the dry ingredients well before adding the wet ingredients. You’ll want the dry ingredients to be evenly dispersed, and that’s a lot easier before the butter or milk is added. Mixing while wet causes the gluten to develop, which is why over-mixing will make your biscuits tough instead of fluffy. 
  • To get the right flaky, soft texture, it’s important to use cold butter. Even though it’s cut into small pieces, the cold temperature and solid consistency are vital for even dispersion. 
  • If you want equal-sized biscuits, you can use a quarter cup measure as a scoop to drop the dough onto the baking sheet.
  • Make sure your oven is preheated. You won’t want to let your dough sit too long, or the gluten will continue developing. Like over-mixing, this results in hard biscuits. The sooner you get your wet dough into the oven, the better the texture and taste will be.
  • After some trial and error, I’ve found that the extra fat in whole milk makes for the best tasting biscuits. 1% will still taste great, but something about whole milk is just a little bit better. 

Recipe Variations 

These simple biscuits would also taste great with some grated cheese mixed in. Or take things a step further and make cheesy bacon and chive biscuits!

Just add grated cheese, cooked bacon crumbles, and freshly chopped chives.

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For a sweet twist, add in some orange or lemon zest and some fresh or dried fruits like cranberries or blueberries. So good!

You can also make a vegan and dairy-free version by using coconut instead of butter and swapping cow’s milk for almond.

For a little extra flavor, dust the tops with cinnamon before baking.

Another cheesy version includes sharp cheddar, and some pickled jalapenos, finely chopped. This adds a big flavor burst!

Flavor-infused butter can also take your biscuits to the next level.

Try adding ¼ teaspoon dried oregano and 1 teaspoon grated garlic into your melted butter before topping your biscuits. Yummy! 

Bisquick Drop Biscuits Piled in a Bread Basket with a Kitchen Towel Beneath Them

Can You Freeze Drop Biscuits?

Yes! Freezing biscuits means you can have them ready to eat whenever you want! Freeze them individually wrapped so you can pull them out as needed. 

You can also freeze the dough before baking for fresh baked biscuits another day.

Drop them onto a baking sheet as if you were baking them, but then pop them in the freezer instead.

Gently cover them in plastic wrap and let them freeze. After they harden, you can move them from the baking sheet to a freezer-safe resealable bag.

You can take these frozen balls straight from the freezer to the oven any time you have the need for quick, tasty biscuits.

Storing Your Drop Biscuits

I always store any leftovers in a resealable bag so they don’t dry out. They also last a little longer if stored in the fridge.

Be sure they are completely cooled before going in a bag and squeeze out all the air.

These drop biscuits should last up to a week in the fridge, that is, if you don’t eat them up before then! 

Check out my post how to reheat biscuits when you’re ready to eat!

Bisquick Drop Biscuits



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  • 2 1/4 cups Original Bisquick mix

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes

  • 2/3 cup milk

  • 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine the dry ingredients (Bisquick, baking powder, and sugar) in a medium bowl, whisking until combined.
  • Using a pastry blender or a fork, cut the cubed butter into the Bisquick mix.
  • Add the milk and mix until just combined and the dough is soft and fluffy. Don’t over mix or the biscuits will toughen up and be chewy.
  • Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake about 8-10 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
  • Brush the biscuits with the melted butter, serve, and enjoy!

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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