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Homemade Biscuits

This homemade biscuits recipe is a true winner. Made entirely from scratch, they are buttery, soft, light, and fluffy.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 225 kcal


  • box grater
  • 2 ½" round biscuit cutter


  • 4 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 and ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 and ½ tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup cold whole milk


  • Freeze the butter for at least 15 minutes before starting.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Remove the butter from the freezer and grate it in using the large holes on a box grater.
  • Add the milk and use your hands to form into a dough. Add an additional tablespoon if needed.
  • On a cool, clean, and lightly floured surface, use your hands to roll the dough into a rectangle, about 10 x 6". Don't worry about getting the measurement exact.
    Laminating Biscuit Dough
  • Laminate the dough: Fold the dough in half and flatten it out again into a 10 x 6" rectangle. Repeat this process 4-5 times. Use your hands to work the dough, not a rolling pin.
    Laminating Biscuit Dough
  • Use your hands to flatten the dough into an 11 x 8" rectangle. The measurement needs to be accurate now.
    Biscuits Dough
  • Use a 2 ½" round biscuit cutter to cut out 12 biscuits.
    Homemade Biscuits Recipe
  • Arrange the biscuits on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Place the baking pan in the fridge while you preheat the oven.
  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Bake the biscuits for 15-17 minutes until golden brown. Top with butter and serve warm.


Store biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 days. 
Store biscuits in a plastic bag and freeze for up to 6 months. 
To reheat biscuits: Wrap with a damp towel and microwave for 20-30 seconds until warm. Or reheat in the oven at 350° until warm. 


Calories: 225kcal
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