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Honey butter biscuit with glaze sitting on a baking sheet.

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. 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.

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuits, drop biscuits, honey butter biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 biscuits
Calories 228 kcal

Ingredients

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)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the melted butter, milk, and honey. Stir until a batter forms.
  3. Drop dough, about ¼ cup each, onto prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake until biscuits are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Recipe Notes

Milk

If you love the tangy flavor of buttermilk biscuits, replace the milk with an equal amount of buttermilk.