Sourdough Pecan Drop Biscuits

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Donna M.

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.

Top Review by Cindy Lynn

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!

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.

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