mozzarella herb drop biscuits

Mozzarella Herb Drop Biscuits

(vegetarian, nut free)

This mozzarella herb drop biscuit recipe is perfect for weekend brunch. They’re fluffy and filled with mozzarella cheese, fresh dill and chives. There’s no kneading or rolling involved, just mix the batter, “drop” onto the baking sheet, and bake! Even if you make a couple flubs here and there (the butter melts too much or you use too little milk), the result is always delicious.

mozzarella herb drop biscuits
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mozzarella herb drop biscuits

Mozzarella Herb Drop Biscuits

  • Author: Megan Lange
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 15 biscuits 1x
  • Category: Biscuits
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These biscuits are fluffy and filled with mozzarella cheese, fresh dill and chives. No kneading or rolling involved!


  • 2 1/4 cup (340g) flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) white granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 tbsp (5/8 cup) butter (3/4 stick), frozen & grated
  • 1 1/4 cup milk of choice (may need extra 1/4 cup later)
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 1/8 cup (2 tbsp) dill (if you love dill, add more!)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded


Place the butter in the freezer for at least 2 hours before making this recipe (I know it’s hard to wait, but your patience will pay off!). Freeze for longer (4-6 hours or overnight) if you want the biscuits to be lighter/fluffier, freeze for shorter (1-2 hours) if you want the biscuits to be denser and have a crispier/more golden base.

  1. Preheat oven to 400FLine two baking sheets with silicon baking mats or parchment paper.
  2. Make the buttermilk: Combine milk and vinegar in a small bowl or measuring cup. Set aside.
  3. Mix the dry: In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and kosher salt.
  4. Grate the frozen butter into the dry mixture and fold until well combined, working quickly to prevent the butter from melting. Alternatively, you can slice the butter into small pieces and cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or the tips of your fingers.
  5. Fold in the cheese, chives, and dill until well distributed. 
  6. Gently mix in the buttermilk. If there is still excess flour after mixing in the buttermilk, add a bit more milk (1 tbsp at a time, up to 1/4 cup) until the flour is just incorporated (no visible dry patches). Do not overmix!
  7. Scoop out 1/4 cup mixture and drop onto prepared sheet (around 2 inches apart), forming round biscuit-like mounds. I find it easiest to use a measuring cup to scoop out the dough and an additional spoon to scrape out any excess dough and shape the mound.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes. Keep one sheet of biscuits in the fridge while the other is baking. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  9. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days, or freeze immediately to save for later!


Make it Vegan/Dairy Free: Use unsalted vegan stick butter (still ensuring to freeze it well beforehand), dairy free milk, and vegan shredded cheese (one you know melts well).

Make it Gluten Free: Use gluten free all-purpose flour (ideally one with xanthan gum – this helps with structure).

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