Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

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The mind and memory are very interesting to me. I recently read that most early childhood memories are lost around the age of 7.  It doesn’t happen all at once, but gradually by the 7th year the memories they had before this age disappear. The small percentage of memories that are not lost are most likely to be remember forever.

When my son was 5 years old, he knew every state and capital in the USA and could recite them with no problem. Friends and family loved to quiz him. When old friends bring that up to him he doesn’t remember it at all.

My daughter is the same. We had this small zoo in our town and would visit several times a month. Today…she claims to never have been to the zoo.


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During the school year, she said her friends could easily recall scenes and songs from the Disney movies. She’d come home and ask is she has ever seen any Disney movies like Cinderella and Snow White. Thanks to grandparents we have them all, so I’m positive she has seen them.

Apparently, kids younger than 7 don’t have a good sense of time and place and that is why they have a hard time holding on to younger memories.

Interesting, right?

Yes…it has absolutely nothing to do with these delicious biscuits. But, I wish I would have know that when they were younger and we were running around Disney World (which neither remember). Haha


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So, on to these amazing biscuits… 😀

Drop biscuits are so easy to make and great when you need a quick bread to go with a meal. I happen to love biscuits in all shapes, but I’m not always up for the rolling and cutting.

That’s where these babies come in. I use a small dry measuring cup to drop this dough onto a lined baking sheet. Within a few minutes, they are golden and ready to serve!

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Much like my Strawberry Scones these are whole grain, light and tender, and are perfect any time of the day. We love them for hearty egg breakfast in the morning.

Plus, like my Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits they are fantastic when you need a quick bread to go with dinner.


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Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
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  • 8 oz whole white wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and salt with a whisk.
  3. Cut butter into flour using a fork or your fingers, so that flour looks like a coarse meal.
  4. Stir in buttermilk to moisten the flour. Once dough comes together, turn dough onto lightly floured counter.
  5. To bring dough together gently knead a 5 or 6 times.
  6. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop batter and drop onto baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned.
Makes 8 to 12 biscuits, depending on the shape of your measuring cup.




  1. I must try and make American biscuits :)

  2. What perfect looking biscuits! My mother in law just brought me over a ton of homemade plum jam. Nothing like jam on warm biscuits!

  3. I love making drop biscuits! So easy and delicious, especially if they’re made with buttermilk. :)

  4. And now you made me miss biscuit!! Love this recipe especially because you baked with whole wheat flour. It is healthier this way.

  5. Omg yum!! I looove biscuits but rarely have them :)

  6. Hi Cindy! These are perfect I think for chicken pot pie, I finally found a recipe for pot pie I love, but don’t have a biscuit recipe that I “really like” and I think I have found “the one.” These are also great for breakfast with some bacon and eggs and a little blueberry sauce on top…..hmmmm….the possibilities here are endless. Or, I’m thinking a good beef stew could do with a biscuit like this!

    • Yum, Laura that all sounds delicious! I love chicken pot pie, no crust but with biscuits. You’re making me hungry!

  7. I am such a sucker for biscuits! These look amazing Cindy! I could definitely go for a few of these with some jam :)

  8. why are biscuits so great? they get me everytime!! these look fantastic Cindy :)

    • Maybe because they are bread. Haha I love how homey and comforting they are and I have a hard time turning them down.

  9. These look mighty tasty… I’m thinking of some great things you can fill this with at breakfast time… especially bacon hahaha

    • Yum, bacon!! Bacon, eggs, and biscuits are a great breakfast. Maybe even it all in a biscuit sandwich. Now I’m getting hungry!

  10. I love that these scones use white whole wheat, Cindy. And no rolling and cutting? Even better! They look delicious paired with jam!

  11. That is so sad, I always pride myself on my memory and like to believe that I can remember lots from my childhood. That probably isn’t the truth though! Biscuits are one of my guilty pleasure foods that I usually only make around the holidays because I can’t stop myself from eating them. These look amazing and I want to make them right now!

    • I thought that study was interesting. Not sure I completely agree. But, I did find it interesting to see that my kids don’t remember some of their earlier events.
      Thanks Izzy, these biscuits are delicious and addictive 😀

  12. Wow, this looks delicious, just what I need for breakfast! It is that buttermilk that makes them soooo light and fluffy. Thanks for sharing. :)

  13. Hah! Note to self: no Disneyland before age 7 for the kiddo ;). Love these biscuits, buttermilk makes everything better, doesn’t it?

    • Funny, right?! I couldn’t imagine not having done all the thing we did with our kids when they were little. It was great, but strange they don’t remember most of it.
      Thanks Denise 😀

  14. Beautiful biscuits, Cindy! I can’t remember the last time I had these – I think at my Grandmother’s house but it could have been before the age of seven,lol.
    I have read the same info about memories but I like to think that, despite not remembering specific details, a child carries the warm memories of time spent with loved ones and it shapes their character. At least that’s how I live with the fact that I spent thousands at Disneyland, too! lol

    • Thanks Robyn 😀 I think even if they can’t remember all of of childhood memories everything you do matters. You are right, it does shape who they are and who they become. I know that I feel like a better parent for giving them experiences and it was fun for us too 😀

  15. I have not made American biscuits before, but I am going to have to give it a try.

    • Thanks Dannii 😀 I love them they are soft, tender and not sweet. They are great with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  16. That is very interesting about a child’s mind! I never knew that, although I guess it does make a bit of sense. These biscuits look gorgeous! I’m sure the buttermilk makes these extra delicious.I would definitely drizzle some honey over these and have for breakfast!

    • Thanks Gayle. I too think it does make sense. We are always making new memories to replace old ones. It is boo wonder that some things fade away 😀
      Honey and biscuits sounds yummy!

  17. spicedblog says:

    I had no idea that we lose so many of our childhood memories that early. I wonder if that trend continues as we get older…because I swear I forget stuff all day every day! Haha! And now you have me craving a homemade biscuit like it’s my job!

    • I try to think back as early as I can to see what I remember. There are definitely moments that are still there. Sadly, I see as I age my memory isn’t as great as it once was. I am always trying to exercise my brain so it doesn’t get too lazy 😀
      Thanks David!

  18. Just pinned these beautiful biscuits. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into one!

  19. That is so interesting about childhood memories. Strangely enough, I don’t have all that many concrete childhood memories. Anyway, that’s a story for another day.
    Seeing your biscuits makes me think I need to expand my biscuit-making repertoire. I rely on one recipe from Cooking Light that’s actually pretty similar but it’s always fun and eye-opening to try something new.

    • I really think that is interesting. It’s not like you go around quizzing yourself or your kids to see what they remember. But, when I think about what kinds of things I remember from way back when I wonder why I don’t remember more.
      Anyhow, I’m going to have to look for that Cooking light biscuit recipe. Do you know its name? I’m always looking to try new recipes 😀

  20. Ah, you reminded me that I haven’t made biscuits in a long time. I definitely want to try your version. I think kids remember some things like a traumatic situation. When I was 3 my mom had to go to the hospital and I remember that whole scene. I guess I was pretty scared.

    • You are right Norma. There are definitely some traumatic events that are clear in my head. I also have some good memories but not a whole lot.

  21. Oh, man. I am SUCH as sucker for warm homemade buttermilk biscuits. These look amazing, Cindy! Love that you used white whole wheat flour in the place of white! 😉

  22. Oh my gosh – that biscuit with jelly totally had me at hello. That looks delicious – and my mouth watered!

  23. A delicious way to use up the stash of white whole wheat flour I have in my pantry! Whenever I mention their old friends from kindergarten and preschool, they haven’t a clue who I’m talking about!

    • Wow, you must have an amazing memory! My husband is like that too. He remembers everything from his childhood. He knows the kids names , plus their parents names!
      These are delicious way to use up that white whole wheat flour 😀 Thanks Liz

  24. Huh that is really interesting! My memories of younger than five are more like snapshots … but I cannot place exact times, just images. God created us with such amazing minds!
    And you created some uh-mazing biscuits. Love how easy these are! Seriously, this, with some strawberry or peach jam … goodness, party in my mouth!

    • That is similar to my memories. It is unbelievable how amazing our bodies are and all they can do.
      Thanks Mary Frances 😀

  25. These look like perfect biscuits!

  26. It has been raining here for the past one week and I must say these look perfect for this weather!!

  27. What amazing buttermilk biscuits!! I have never made biscuits before.. but I need to try this delicious biscuits… :)

  28. Interesting fact that you’ve mentioned. My 8 year old son goes to school and when he is back I ask him about his lunch and he always replies ” I do not remember” :), so I guess his memory is less than 2hours ago !!!. Love your biscuits.

    • Haha, sounds just like my guys. I’ll tell my son to get the mail. He’ll walk outside to the end of the driveway and bring back the newspaper, but not the mail. He forgets before he gets there. He is obviously saying that brain energy for more important tasks 😀
      Thanks Amira!

  29. I have a few memories (fleeting ones) from before I was 7, but very few! Good to know that they are almost all forgotten. Mmmm biscuits! My favorite breakfast treat!

  30. caileejoy says:

    YUM! These look so good!! I love biscuits!! What a great recipe! :) Now that I’m eating gluten, I could really go for one of these!

  31. That’s so interesting and sounds very believable, since I’ve said several times to my mom “I’d love to go to xyz” and she would say “we went when you were a child!” I don’t remember any of it. My little brother does the exact same thing! Regardless of our crazy brains these biscuits are fabulous!

  32. That is so interesting about childhood memory! And these biscuits look amaaaaazing.

  33. So interesting, Cindy! I love to learn something when I’m reading blog posts 😉
    The drop biscuits sound wonderful. I’ve never heard of them so that’s 2 things I learnt today from you. Thank you!

  34. That is super interesting and cool what you said about the memory. It does make sense though because kids have no idea about the reality time/places when they are young..like when you tell a kid “tomorrow you’re doing this” they have no idea. LOL I must be weird cuz I have tons of memories from being as little as 2. Love these biscuits! I could make a meal out of them :)

    • Thanks Ashley. I have memories from when I was as young as 3. I don’t think everything is lost, but what I remember are more like little clips.

  35. i must make these, they look like the perfect sweet treat. thanks for another great recipe!

  36. These look great for breakfast ot afternoon snack, but would they turn out to be that good if I made them with brown whole grain flour?

  37. I love buttermilk biscuits.. like to eat them with butter.. and jam.. my perfect breakfast.

    • Yum, Ella I love them just like that. I’ll have them with breakfast then, have one last one with butter and jam 😀

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