Garlic-Herb Butter Drop Biscuits


Excellent drop biscuits made with lots of real butter, garlic, and herbs!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into cubes

  • 1 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

  • 1 cup cold whole milk

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  2. Sift flour, baking powder, white sugar, cream of tartar, 1/3 teaspoon garlic powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Mash unsalted butter cubes into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or large fork until coarsely blended. Mix Cheddar cheese and Italian seasoning into the flour mixture.

  3. Pour milk over the flour mixture while stirring until you get a tough and sticky dough. Drop dough by the tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

  5. Stir melted salted butter, parsley flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder together in a bowl; brush over biscuits immediately upon removing from the oven.

Cook's Note:

For slightly crispier tops, put back in the oven for two minutes after brushing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
14g Fat
18g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 146mg 11%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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