Drop Cornmeal Biscuits

Drop Cornmeal Biscuits
9 Reviews
Drop biscuits that are an easy addition to complete any weeknight meal.
10 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
12 biscuits


1 3/4 cups
all-purpose flour
2/3 cup
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 cup
cold Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup
*Substitute 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.


  1. Heat oven to 450°F.
  2. Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk; stir until mixture is just combined. (If batter is too thin, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons flour.)
  3. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls, 1 inch apart, onto greased baking sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Tips

Tender biscuits result when the dough is not over mixed. Combine the wet and dry ingredients only until the mixture holds together to avoid a tough texture. To make softer, fluffier biscuits, place the dough closer together on the baking sheet. If you prefer crustier biscuits, place biscuits 2 inches apart on the baking sheet

Nutrition Facts (1 biscuit)

Dietary Fiber

Recipe Comments and Reviews


We really enjoyed these biscuits. I used 1.5 cups flour + 1 cup of cornmeal. I ended up needing closer to 1.25 cups of buttermilk. There's a nice crunch to it, thanks to the cornmeal. I made these very easily by whirling all dry ingredients in my food processor to combine. Then cut up cold butter, pulsed it to combine (about 8-9 times). Took the blade out and poured the buttermilk in, mixed with a fork & spoon. The dough wasn't too wet so I used my hands to make 12 biscuits which made them look nice, round, and even. In the last minute of baking, I turned my broiler on for about a minute to make them golden on top. They were great! I prefer this to regular biscuits.


I was looking for a biscuit to serve with chili and this is it! Excellent recipe, simple and quick...perfect for busy nights.


Easy, quick, and delicious. Just what I was looking for!


I made this recipe twice now. Its fluffy and yum!! I added 1/4 tsp nutmeg to the dough and 1 tsp mozzarella cheese on the top the first time andy oh my! Repeated the modifications the second time but with just less than 1/4 cup cheese in dough. This is serious stuff!!! A keeper.


Made it with Pamela's gluten free mix, which contains baking powder already, so I left that out. Also substituted some butter-flavor shortening for some of the butter (I know, it's a butter site, but watching fat). This was fantastic and I'll make it again. My oven runs a little hot but at 12 minutes these were almost too done- keep an eye on the time.


These were really good. Next time I think I'll use more cornmeal and less flour.


Very good!!! Lots of flavor and easy to make!


I love these as does my family !!! Super easy to make and very delicious!!!


This has a wonderful crunchy texture because of the cornmeal.


We like this better than the pancake and biscuit mix recipe. This recipe has more substance.

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