Front view of baked Rosemary Pepper Drop Biscuits on the baking sheet.
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5 from 9 votes

Rosemary Pepper Drop Biscuits

Rosemary Pepper Drop Biscuits are an easy to make side for soups and stews. No kneading or cutting biscuits, just mix, drop, and bake! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Total Cost: $1.68 recipe / $0.21 serving
Servings: 8
Calories: 229.75kcal
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour $0.21
  • 2 tsp baking powder $0.08
  • 3/4 tsp salt $0.03
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary $0.10
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked pepper $0.03
  • 1 tsp sugar $0.02
  • 8 Tbsp cold butter (salted) $0.88
  • 1 cup milk $0.33


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Roughly chop or crush the rosemary to prevent large, sharp pieces. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, rosemary, pepper, sugar) until well combined.
  • Take the butter out of the refrigerator just prior to using it. Slice the butter into pieces, then add them to the dry ingredients. Work the butter into the flour mixture until no large pieces remain and it looks a little like damp sand. I use my hands for this, but you can also use a pastry cutter.
  • Starting with 3/4 cup, add just enough milk to moisten the mixture into a thick, slightly sticky dough (see photos below). There should be no dry flour left on the bottom of the bowl, but the dough should not be so wet that it appears glossy. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop 8 dollops of the biscuit dough onto the paper (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup each).
  • Bake the biscuits in the fully preheated 400ºF oven for 18-22 minutes or until they are golden brown on the edges. Serve warm.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 229.75kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.76g | Protein: 4.01g | Fat: 12.03g | Sodium: 546.33mg | Fiber: 1.05g