Buttermilk Biscuits

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.


1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jul. 30, 2023
These biscuits are made from a recipe that's been in our family for years. They are simple to make and smell so good when baking! The wonderful aroma takes me back to those days when Mom made these with dinner—it's as if I'm there in our family's kitchen again, with her busy at the stove. —Jean Parsons, Sarver, Pennsylvania
Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. 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 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 until lightly browned, 11-12 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 biscuit: 82 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.