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Easy Biscuits

Whip up this buttery, easy biscuit recipe to serve with breakfast or dinner. The dough is very simple to work with, so there's no need to roll with a rolling pin; just pat to the right thickness. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    15 biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk


  • Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk; stir just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Pat dough to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter.
  • Place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 biscuit: 153 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 437mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Eye
    Jan 11, 2021

    I made these using my food processor, which over-processed the dough. Came out of the oven looking like brown, mini frisbees. Tasted fine, just not much to them. Will try again someday, with minimal handling of the dough.

  • michelle
    Dec 25, 2020

    Total disappointment. Ok, so this recipe is for crackers. The "biscuits" don't rise at all. I was so confused as to why this recipe was such a fail. I've made biscuits from scratch a few times before, so I was pretty sure the ingredients were correct but couldn't remember the amounts. Anyway, after using this unfortunate recipe, I looked up another recipe. Pretty much everything about this recipe is incorrect. There should be a TABLESPOON of baking powder, 3/4 cup of milk, knead the dough about a handful of times, and flatten to an inch thickness. This whole thing is so off and it's weird that this recipe was tested by the test kitchen and approved. There's no way.

  • Staci
    Oct 20, 2020

    These look more like crackers thank biscuits!!

  • Andrea
    Aug 5, 2020

    Ya'll really like to make Hungarian recepies, huh?

  • krysfielder
    May 16, 2020

    Good recipe! I like the outside a bit better when brushed with some buttermilk and the layers when you fold the dough into thirds and roll back out 2 or 3 times.