Happy Fall my friends! I simply adore this season for so many reasons. The crisp mornings, being able to turn off the AC and open up all the windows in my home to welcome in all that fresh air goodness, settling into a more home-centric routine, and of course- baking! I’ve already started my baking season off on the right foot by baking up a batch of tasty cast iron skillet butter-topped drop biscuits and I wanted to share the recipe with you. These were some of the easiest biscuits I’ve ever made.

Biscuit Goodness:

Cast iron skillet butter topped drop biscuits

From now until the new year, more often than not, I’ll have flour and butter sitting on my kitchen counters. Whether I’m making loaves of bread, cookies, or pies, these staples are in heavy rotation, and just setting them out brings me joy. And if I’m baking with family? Double the joy! 

Let's Get Baking:

Baking Ingredients on the kitchen counter

Do you like baking with your family and kids? If so, you’ve got to make these biscuits together. They only have 7 ingredients, and you use your hands, fork and a spoon, no rolling spin and cutter making the whole process quick and easy, and the cleanup is easier too!

Butter Topped Drop Biscuit Recipe: yields- 8 large biscuits:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 2 tsp baking soda 
  • 3 tbs sugar (or less if you prefer a less sweet biscuit)
  • 4 tbs (half stick) cold salted butter 
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream or half and half 


Drop Biscuits in cast iron skillet ready for baking

  1. Preheat oven to 425° 
  2. Melt 2 tbs salted butter, spread evenly over bottom and sides of 8-inch cast iron pan. 
  3. Mix dry ingredients. 
  4. Grate cold salted butter into dry ingredients. 
  5. Mix butter and dry ingredients with a fork until well distributed. 
  6. Pour buttermilk and heavy cream into dry ingredients, mix until a sticky lumpy dough has formed. 
  7. Let dough sit for 5 minutes at room temperature. 
  8. Using a spoon, scoop desired amount of biscuit dough into a bowl of flour, dust dough and form into a ball. 
  9. Place biscuit into the cast iron pan will all biscuits touching. 
  10. Gently press biscuit cutter or juice glass into dough to make biscuit outline for cutting later. This is optional.
  11. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. 
  12. Immediately after biscuits are done melt 4 tbs of butter to brush over the biscuits. 


melting butter on top of drop biscuits

Cast Iron Skillet Success!

I’ve never baked biscuits in my cast iron skillet before and I love how they turned out! They are light and airy on the inside and crispy on the bottoms out and the butter tops? my family raved about them and gobbled them up before I could get a good plated photo of one and that’s okay! As a homestyle cook, it’s more important to feed my family on time than to get that perfectly plated photo with every single recipe.


If you’re a biscuit lover,  I hope you’ll give this recipe a try. If you have leftovers, these will pair perfectly with a berry jam, which I’m hoping to make soon. If and when I do, I’ll be sure to share the recipe here. Looking for more recipe ideas? Look in my FOOD tab at the top of my blog where I've listed Meals and Mains, Sides, Desserts, Snacks, and drinks. 



Please share in comments:  Have you ever made biscuits in a cast-iron skillet before?


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