Sourdough Pecan Drop Biscuits

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

A quick and easy way to use your sourdough starter. Yummy for breakfast or just a snack. Add a little grated orange or lemon zest for a burst of citrus flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar.
  2. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in shortening until mixture remsembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in pecans.
  4. Add beaten egg to sourdough starter and add all at once to dry mixture, stirring with a fork just until mixed.
  5. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Immediately upon removing from oven, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with with a mixture of the remaining sugar and cinnamon.
  8. You could drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze instead of the cinnamon-sugar topping, if desired.
Most Helpful

I will try these again, but next time I will reduce the baking powder to half as I could taste it in them. I also think they would be better with 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon added to the dough. With these two modifications I'm sure they would be great with a caramel glaze, icing drizzled on top, or the suggested butter & cinnamon/sugar topping. Thanks for sharing this recipe Donna!

Cindy Lynn September 04, 2002

I have made these to bring to work multiple times and I always get rave reviews. I usually use walnuts instead of pecans due to the cost difference, and I always add about 1 tsp of cinnamon and 2 tbsp more sugar to the dough. To make them extra-good I do the cinnamon-sugar-butter topping, then once they cool top them with a vanilla glaze (I use the one from Betty Crocker) and drizzle over top - they look pretty and they're always gone by mid-day!

jesrn2000 November 05, 2007