Cooking with Beer: Cheddar Beer Drop Biscuits

You all know I love to drink beer, but what about cooking with it? There are tons of delicious recipes that can be made even better with a little bit of beer. I came across this awesome recipe on Evil Shenanigans.

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Cheddar Beer Drop Biscuits (Recipe makes a dozen biscuits)


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cubed and chilled
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup beer (Kelly Jaggers used Shiner Bock, but I used Pilsner Urquell)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons melted butter, for brushing

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Whisk to combine. Next, add the cubed butter and, with your fingers, rub it in until the mixture resembles coarse sand with only pea sized pieces of butter remaining. Add 1 cup of the shredded cheese and toss to combine.
  3. Make a well into the center of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk and beer. Gently fold the ingredients until just combined, about 12 strokes.
  4. Scoop the biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet then top each biscuit with a little of the reserved cheese.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the biscuits are firm to the touch and just golden brown on the bottom. Brush each biscuit with melted butter and place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown on the top. Cool for 3 minutes before serving.

These biscuits were so good my family and I ate them all before I could get a picture. We ate them while they were still warm along with an ice-cold Pilsner. If you’re looking for other beer recipes, I would definitely recommend checking out Evil Shenanigans for some great ideas. Enjoy!


3 thoughts on “Cooking with Beer: Cheddar Beer Drop Biscuits

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