Soft Butter Biscuits

P1020368Biscuits are something I really love. You can whip up a batch, bake ’em, and have a plate full of hot golden biscuits in 15 minutes. They are simple, and they are a classic staple of southern kitchens (in which I am proud to be included!)

I have two biscuit recipes that I alternate between. Buttermilk Biscuits, and these wonderful Soft Butter Biscuits. The Buttermilk Biscuits I shared in a previous post, use canola oil and buttermilk as the fat and liquid. The biscuits I’m sharing with you today are more traditional- using butter and milk.

Here are some of the specs:

These biscuits have a wonderful soft and fluffy texture. They are very tender. The Tablespoon of baking powder that this recipe calls for causes the biscuits to rise nice and tall when baking- giving you a really beautiful product. And- most importantly- the buttery flavor is really great. Yum- Yum!


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup milk

Combine the dry ingredients and give it a mix. (I did these in my food processor. Just pulse it a little to combine well)


Cut the cold butter in 3 chunks and add to the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender, or pulsing in the food processor, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it all resembles coarse crumbs

Add milk and mix or pulse until a soft dough is just formed.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times. Pat down to desired thickness.


Cut with a biscuit cutter and place on lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake at 450 for 8-10 minutes- or until starting to turn golden.

Remove and place on a wire rack. Serve Immediately.



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4 thoughts on “Soft Butter Biscuits

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  4. Joann May 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm Reply

    absolutely delicious!!! this recipe is a keeper – thanks!

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