Quick Beer Biscuits Recipe

Quick Beer Biscuits
Quick Beer Biscuits. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings
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These beer biscuits are a snap to prepare and bake. They take just 20 to 25 minutes from start to finish! The biscuits taste wonderful and they make a nice bread for just about any meal.

Serve these beer biscuits with a hearty chili. They're the perfect biscuit to take along to a tailgating event or party.

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (10 ounces)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) of beer
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream (for brushing tops)
  • Dash of paprika

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 375 F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat or spray lightly with baking spray. 
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk to blend thoroughly.
  4. Add the melted butter and beer and stir until the mixture holds together.
  5. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times, just enough to make a soft, cohesive dough.
  1. Pat the soft dough into a circle about 3/4-inch thick.
  2. Cut the biscuits out with biscuit cutters and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Brush lightly with milk or cream and sprinkle with paprika.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until the bottoms are browned

Makes 10 to 12 biscuits, or more with a smaller biscuit cutter.

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The key to light, flaky biscuits is in the handling of the dough. Overmixing or kneading too much will make the biscuits dense and hard.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 166
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Sodium 464 mg
Carbohydrates 18 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)