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Easy Homemade Biscuits

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Discover the joy of a hot, buttery Homemade Biscuit! These biscuits are buttery, fluffy and perfect for topping with eggs, gravy, honey or jam! This easy biscuit recipe will have you making biscuits all the time!!

biscuits on a cooling rack
Biscuit image by Sarah Alvord

Ingredients for Biscuits

  • All-Purpose Flour: Make sure your flour is fresh and measure the flour by scooping it into a measuring spoon and leveling off with a straight knife. 
  • Baking Powder: make sure your baking powder is fresh. It is easy to let these kind of items sit in the back of a cupboard and then they get old, it won’t perform like it should. 
  • Butter: Opt for cold, salted butter, grated or broken into small pieces for easy incorporation.
butter, buttermilk, flour, baking soda, salt and sugar in small bowls.
Biscuit ingredient image by Sarah Alvord
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Buttermilk or Milk– To make a buttermilk substitute, mix one cup of milk with one tablespoon of distilled vinegar or lemon juice and let it sit for 5 minutes. This will create sour milk that you can use in place of buttermilk.

How to make Homemade Biscuits

  1. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar until the flour is fine with no clumps.
  2. Incorporate Butter: Add cold butter; use a pastry knife or grate the butter with a cheese grater until it resembles pea-sized pieces.
pastry cutter in a bowl with flour and butter
Biscuit image by Sarah Alvord
  1. Mix Wet Ingredients: Pour in buttermilk/milk and stir until well combined. The dough will be sticky at this point, so don’t worry.
using a glass drinking glass to cut out biscuits
Making Biscuit Image by Sarah Alvord
  1. Knead and Roll: Transfer the dough onto a well-floured surface, knead for a minute until it is no longer sticky. Roll out the dough to a 1/2 inch thick circle.
  2. Cut Biscuits: Use a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass (about 2 inches in diameter) to cut out biscuits. Place them on an ungreased baking sheet.
biscuits on a cooling rack
Biscuit Image by Sarah Alvord
  1. Bake Until Fluffy and Golden Brown: Bake in a preheated 425º F oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  2. Enjoy While Still Warm: Dig in while the biscuits are warm, fresh out of the oven!
butter melting on a hot biscuit
Biscuit Image by Sarah Alvord

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Easy Homemade Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits are buttery, fluffy and perfect for topping with eggs, gravy, honey or jam! This easy biscuit recipe will have you making biscuits all the time!!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Rolls, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Breakfast, Comfort Food
Keyword: Easy Homemade Biscuits
Servings: 8
Calories: 220kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoon butter, cold
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or milk, see notes)


  • Preheat oven to 425º F.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Whisk until fine and no lumps remain.
  • Add the cold butter. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry knife or two butter knives. Slice up the butter until only small, pea sized pieces remain.
  • Pour in the butter milk and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. The dough will still be a little sticky at this point.
  • Roll the dough out onto a well floured countertop. Knead the dough and few times in the flour until it is no longer sticky.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a circle, about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out the round biscuit shapes using a biscuit cutter or 2" drinking glass. Place the cut biscuits onto a baking sheet.
  • Continue rolling out the dough and cutting biscuits until all of the dough has been used.
  • Bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes, until cooked through and golden brown.


  • Nutrition facts are just an estimate
  • If you don’t have buttermilk, you can still make this recipe by combining one cup of milk and one tablespoon of vinegar. Let sit for 5 minutes, use this to substitute the buttermilk in the recipe.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg
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Post updated with images only January 30, 2024, recipe remains the same.

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    1. I’m so happy you like this recipe! We make these all the time! Hope they become a regular in your home too!!