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Mom’s Buttermilk Biscuits

Mom’s Buttermilk Biscuits
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD: 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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • angela32
    May 28, 2018

    This is a wonderful recipe. After reading the previous reviews, I did roll them out thicker so they'd rise taller. They turned out perfectly! No change to the actual recipe though


  • cookb4
    Jan 26, 2018

    I rolled them out to 1/2 inch, and they didn't get as tall, light and fluffy as I'd hoped.

  • mamaknowsbest
    Sep 27, 2016

    Great, simple biscuit recipe! This recipe also lends itself very well to additions like cheese or garlic and herb. I did have to make my own buttermilk, by adding a little bit of vinegar to my milk. As a feild editor for taste of home magazine I enjoyed classic recipes let me dress them up a little bit with my own ingredients!

  • danielleylee
    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.

  • lolohiser
    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!!

  • TanyaThompson
    Dec 31, 1969

    Fluffy and delicious. Even picky husband enjoyed them!

  • flowers0756
    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

  • tamarachronister
    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.

  • littleann1
    Dec 31, 1969

    I would make these again but I wouldn't roll it out to 1/2" thickness. More like 1 1/2". They were too flat & thin. They cooked a lot faster than it said too so next time, thicker. I'm sure they'll be great.

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