These honey-butter biscuits are rich, tender, and ridiculously easy to make. Mix the batter, drop onto a baking sheet, and bake in a hot oven. That’s it! After baking, brush on an easy honey-butter glaze. It adds a touch of sweetness and shine. Serve these biscuits with dinner or use them as a base for your favorite shortcake.
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The secret to these quick-drop honey butter biscuits is melted butter. And a lot of it! Unlike some drop biscuit recipes, these aren’t bready or dry. They’re light tender and rich with a little sweetness.
Honey Butter Biscuit Ingredients.
You only need six simple ingredients to make a batch of these honey butter biscuits.
- Flour. All-purpose flour gives the biscuits a light texture.
- Baking Powder. A full tablespoon of baking powder makes the biscuits light.
- Salt. A little salt enhances the flavor. Use table (fine) salt. It blends easily into the batter.
- Butter. You’ll need a full stick for the recipe and a little extra for brushing on top after they’re baked. Salted or unsalted butter both work great in these biscuits.
- Milk. Theses biscuits are made with regular milk. If you like the tang of buttermilk, replace the milk with an equal amount of buttermilk.
- Honey. What would honey butter biscuits be without the honey? A little honey in the batter adds sweetness and helps the biscuits brown nicely.
How to Make Honey Butter Biscuits.
This one-bowl recipe is so easy to mix. You’ll need a bowl, a whisk, a spatula and a baking sheet.
Make the Dough.
- Preheat the oven. Before you do anything else, turn your oven on. Baking biscuits in a hot oven ensures they bake up light and tender.
- Melt the butter. You’ll need a stick of butter for the biscuit dough. Melt it gently in a small pan or in a microwave-safe bowl. Let the butter cool for a few minutes while you move on to the next step.
- Whisk the dry ingredients together. Grab a large bowl. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. This step helps evenly distribute the baking powder, helping each biscuit to rise nice and high.
- Mix the dough. Switch from a whisk to a wooden spoon or sturdy spatula. Stir the melted butter, milk, and honey into the flour mixture. Stir until a batter forms.
Shape the Biscuits.
This recipe makes “drop biscuits”. The name comes from the fact the biscuit batter is dropped onto a baking sheet, instead of being rolled and cut.
You can use a spoon to drop about a ¼ cup of batter onto the baking sheet. But I prefer to use a muffin scoop. It ensures each biscuit is the same size. And biscuits that are the same size, take the same amount of time to bake.
Bake Until Brown and Finish with a Honey-Butter Glaze.
These biscuits take about 15 minutes to bake. Look for the biscuits to be golden brown. As soon as they’re done baking, remove the biscuits from the oven and brush with a honey-butter mixture. If you do this while the biscuits are hot, the honey-butter soaks into the biscuit.
How to Store Leftover Biscuits.
Store leftover biscuits at room temperature in a zip-closed bag or on a covered plate. They stay fresh for about three days.
If you’d like to warm them before eating, place them in a preheated 325℉ oven, air fryer, or toaster oven for about 10 minutes. Microwaving leftover biscuits tends to dry them out. I don’t recommend it.
Honey Butter Biscuits
These honey butter biscuits are rich, tender, and ridiculously easy to make. Mix the batter, drop onto a baking sheet, and bake in a hot oven.
After baking, brush on an easy honey-butter glaze. Serve these biscuits with dinner or use them as a base for your favorite shortcake.
For the Honey Butter Biscuits
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (8 ½ ounces; 240 grams)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter, melted and cooled (4 ounces; 112 grams)
- ¾ cup milk, see note (6 ounces; 170 grams)
- 2 tablespoons honey (1½ ounces; 42 grams)
For the Glaze
- 2 tablespoons butter (1 ounce; 28 grams)
- 2 tablespoons honey (1½ ounces; 42 grams)
Heat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the melted butter, milk, and honey. Stir until a batter forms.
Drop dough, about ¼ cup each, onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake until biscuits are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
While the biscuits bake, prepare the glaze. Combine butter and honey in a small saucepan. Heat until the butter melts. Stir to combine. Keep the glaze warm but don’t boil it.
Brush the honey-butter glaze over the baked biscuits. You might have some glaze left over. Store it in a small container and use it on toast.
If you love the tangy flavor of buttermilk biscuits, replace the milk with an equal amount of buttermilk.