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Buttermilk Biscuits

"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
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • M
    Oct 22, 2020

    Completely disappointing. Biscuits did not rise and were hard as a rock. The recipe shoud have called for 3/4 inch thick and 3 inches around. 450 is far to high a heat for the recipe. Absolute crap.

  • Penny
    Aug 15, 2020

    Waste of time n ingredients! Followed recipe n biscuits were about 1/2" thick, were not soft n flakey, crust was semi hard. Just nasty!!! Wont use this recipe again n wont recommend it!

  • Patty
    Dec 5, 2019

    TToo dry and didn't rise well.

  • amsm
    Sep 2, 2019

    These tasted great and may family loved them. We ate them with sausage gravy. They aren't as light and fluffy as other biscuits that I have made.

  • Alice78
    Aug 4, 2017

    taste of home have the best homemade buttermilk biscuits

  • MrsTableSpoon
    Aug 2, 2017

    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.

  • THeadvocate317
    Jul 14, 2016

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

  • HFradiogal
    Dec 18, 2015

    No comment left

  • Quiltpiecer
    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
    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.