Perfectly Delicious Butter Biscuits #recipe

I am a bread fiend, fanatic and lover. I would not survive without bread in some form! These biscuits are my absolute favorite. They always turn out perfectly and they are so easy to whip up for a fast bread fix.

I call them butter biscuits because they are so good that you don’t really even need to put extra butter on them though if you do, it will take them over the top! These biscuits have shown up on my blog before, way back in 2009. I’m re-posting for the simple reason that I want you to try them! They are so good!

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Please make them today! We love them with any meal from potato chowder to hot with homemade apple butter

Thanks goes to COOKINFORMY3BOYS at for bringing these biscuits into my life so long ago!

Perfectly Delicious Butter Biscuits
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So good that they don't even need butter!
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, scant
  • ½ cup butter, cold
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  3. Cut the butter into pieces and add to flour mixture. Cut butter into mixture with a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in the buttermilk.
  4. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead a few turns, until dough holds together. Gently pat into a roughly 6×6 inch square, and cut into 12 even sections. Place slightly apart onto ungreased Pampered Chef Large Round Stone or other baking sheet.
  5. Bake about 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center of the square comes out clean. Serve hot with butter and/or jam.

I have successfully used butter-flavored Crisco in place of the butter. They still taste great!

I never have buttermilk so I substitute 1 Tbs vinegar in measuring cup and then fill to ¾ line with milk, let sit while mixing dry ingredients.

If you let them set on the counter for a few minutes before baking they will be extra light & tasty!

These taste great if you replace about ¾ cup of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour. Also, add 1 Tbs ground flax seed. They are nutty and tender!

They taste best hot from the oven, the tops & bottoms of the biscuits will be crisp and melt in your mouth!


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  1. 2

    mmmm these look so savory!

  2. 3

    Yum! Like you I am a bread lover. I stink at making homemade biscuits though. Will definitely give these a try.

  3. 5
    ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife] says

    I’m scared to make bread! When I’ve tried in the past, it was always a disaster. These look really tasty though, and easy enough!


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