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Buttermilk Drop Biscuits with Pearl Sugar

Biscuits are a crowdpleaser with their butter-y flavor and ultra tender texture. You've never had biscuits like these—something familiar with something new. We hope you enjoy our Buttermilk Drop Biscuits with Belgian Pearl Sugar.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, belgian, european
Keyword: belgian pearl sugar, buttermilk biscuits, Buttermilk Drop Biscuits, pearl sugar biscuits, pearl sugar drink
Servings: 8 biscuits
Author: Waffle Pantry


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup Belgian pearl sugar
  • 1 stick chilled butter cut into cubes
  • 1 1/4 cup chilled buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Combine and mix dry ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, break up butter pieces into buttermilk with a fork. The mixture should take on a lumpy appearance.
  • Add buttermilk and butter mixture to dry ingredients. Use care not to over mix and stop mixing once dough begins to pull from the sides of the bowl.
  • Scoop off pieces of dough with a large spoon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow generous space (2 inches) between biscuits as the dough will expand a bit as it bakes. (Optional: Push a few Belgian sugar pearls onto the top of each biscuit.)
  • Place biscuits in the oven and allow to bake for 12-14 minutes. Keep an eye for the biscuit tops to turn slightly golden. Move biscuits to a cooling rack and allow 5 minutes to cool before eating. (Optional: Brush biscuit tops with melted butter once out of the oven.)