Mom's Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
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Mom's Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

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These fluffy biscuits are so tasty served warm, slathered with butter or used to mop up every last drop of gravy off you plate. I can still see Mom pulling these tender biscuits out of the oven.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 142 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 281 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk; knead dough gently. Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled biscuits in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, heat in a preheated 350° oven 15-20 minutes.
    Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Mom's Buttermilk Biscuits in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p37

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"These biscuits baked beautifully. I used all whole wheat pastry flour and added a tablespoon of honey to the mix. I made them to go with this gravy dish ( for breakfast today!! Needless to say, I have a happy hubby."

Reviewed May. 15, 2015

"These are great. I might change them to super if I can get better at making them with one hand. I am always looking for ways to improve since I had a stroke myself!!"

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"Fluffy and delicious. Even picky husband enjoyed them!"

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"every time i try to save this Recipe it carrys me to my Recipes. How do i save it please help. Thanks"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"The only change I made was using butter rather than shortening. They are the best! I had one with raspberry jam - great stuff. Light, fluffy, and a good flavor."

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