Best Rosemary-Parmesan Drop Biscuits Recipe

This is Jamie Raaum’s recipe. Thanks to her for it. They really are the best. I happened to notice in my pantry, of the ingredients listed here, I only have the salt and parmesan cheese. I have to remedy that. (Makes 12 biscuits)

  • 2 cups (10 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (about 5 minutes)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter for brushing biscuits


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 475 degrees. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, parmesan cheese, rosemary, and salt in large bowl. Combine buttermilk and 8 tablespoons melted butter in medium bowl, stirring until butter forms small clumps.
  2. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir with rubber spatula until just incorporated and batter pulls away from sides of bowl.
  3. Using greased ¼-cup dry measure, scoop level amount of batter and drop onto parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet (biscuits should measure about 2 ¼ inches in diameter and 1 ¼ inches high). Repeat with remaining batter, spacing biscuits about 1 ½ inches apart.
  4. Bake until tops are golden brown and crisp, 12 to 14 minutes.
  5. Brush biscuit tops with remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter. Transfer to wire rack and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

To make regular drop biscuits, omit the rosemary, parmasean cheese and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

To refresh day-old biscuits, heat them in a 300-degree oven for 10 minutes.


About Joe Graff

President and co-owner of DC based design studio, icon werx, inc. Lived in Thailand for 8+ years (2003-2011). Rheumatoid arthritis and triple joint replacement patient.
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2 Responses to Best Rosemary-Parmesan Drop Biscuits Recipe

  1. Meggie says:

    These rosemary and parmesan biscuits look really delicious and not too complicated either. I’ll absolutely try them. /Meggie

  2. Pingback: Gyros from leftover koobideh or joojeh | Joe Graff's Recipe Blog

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