5 from 4 votes
Beer biscuits in towel line serving basket with rosemary butter.
Beer Biscuits
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Easy drop beer biscuits. One batch yields a dozen. You can add shredded cheese if desired or a bit more sugar than suggested for a sweeter version. 

Course: Beer Bread, Side dish/Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer biscuits, beer bread biscuits, drop biscuits, easy biscuits
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories: 153 kcal
Author: CraftBeering
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar (optional, reduce or skip if you do not want sweet biscuits)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut in cubes*
  • 1 cup beer (such as American craft lager)
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In the bowl of a food processor combine all the dry ingredients and pulse to combine.

  3. Add the cold, cubed stick of butter and pulse until the butter is broken down into small pieces and the mixture resembles cornmeal.

  4. Add the beer and pulse about ten times. Stop as soon as the mixture clumps and sticks to the side of the food processor bowl.

  5. Use a large cookie scoop or two spoons to drop beer biscuit mixture onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet. **

  6. Bake until the biscuits turn golden (about 15 minutes) in the lower half of the oven. ***

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*You can substitute shortening for butter.


**Each biscuit should work out to be about 3 tbsp worth of mixture, total of 12 per batch.


***Depending on the calibration of your oven you could bake at 450 F.

Nutritional information is per biscuit, not using sugar.


Nutrition Facts
Beer Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 71
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 154mg 6%
Potassium 156mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 17.2g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 2.3g 5%
Calcium 5%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.