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."
Recommended: Biscuits
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), 0 cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 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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THeadvocate317 User ID: 7540255 250438
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2016

"My husband and I loved them the only issue was browned on one side not both"

Quiltpiecer User ID: 2646458 224436
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."

Ladyofshalott87 User ID: 3567636 17075
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."

rachelclark2630 User ID: 3576862 44307
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

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

MrsTableSpoon User ID: 6287971 13872
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."

shawninger User ID: 4002394 34220
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

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

GoldenAng User ID: 3142202 11915
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2008

"I love the flaky texture of these biscuits. I brushed the tops of mine with real butter and put honey on them. I think they were really good!"

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