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Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

No one will believe that these tender, flaky, sky-high buttermilk biscuits are homemade! 6 ingredients & 20 minutes is all you need!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bicuits
Calories: 174kcal


  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 9 tbsp unsalted butter frozen
  • 3/4 cup +1 tbsp buttermilk plus more for brushing on top


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper; set aside. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. Using a cheese grater, grate the butter over the bowl. Add the buttermilk and mix, then knead by hand for a minute or two until the dough just barely holds together.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and pat or roll until 3/4 inch thick (or slightly under). Using a round 2-3 inch cutter, press straight down and cut out 12 circles (re-rolling the dough if needed), DO NOT twist the cutter, it will destroy the flaky sides.
  • Place on the prepared sheet at least an 1 1/2 inches apart. Lightly brush tops with extra buttermilk. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and serve warm.


-If you don't want to make the biscuits all at once, you can cut them out and freeze them in an air-tight plastic bag for up to 3 months. Remove them from the freezer, brush with buttermilk and bake for 2-3 minute more than the recipe states.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg