Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
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Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

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"THESE BISCUITS are made from a recipe that's been in our family for years. They're simple to make and smell so good when baking! The wonderful aroma takes me back to those days when Mom made this meal—it's like I'm there in our family's kitchen again, with her busy at the stove."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:18-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 18-20 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cold shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 74 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk; stir just until the dough clings together.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently, about 10-12 times. Roll to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-in. round biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 11-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Buttermilk Biscuits in Reminisce January/February 1992, p33

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"I have the original Reminisce magazine recipe from 1992 and it is somewhat different from this webpage. The original recipe does NOT have sugar. It also asks for 2 tsps baking powder. Have not made these yet, but will follow the magazine version when I do."

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"These biscuits were awful! They had such a bland taste and I hardly got a dozen out of this recipe let alone 1 1/2 dozen. And they were nowhere near as thick as the photo shows. Never making these again."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"Simple to make and quite tasty. My 4 and 8 year old loved them."

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"These were tasty biscuits! Part way through baking, I brushed a mixture of melted butter, parsley flakes, garlic powder, salt, and parmesan cheese on top. Delicious. I will definitely be making these again."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"I make these with sausage gravey. They are a favorite in my family. Shawn, Manchester, Mi"

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