Butter Biscuits

If there’s one thing that can instantly transport you to a place of comfort and warmth, it’s the aroma of freshly baked biscuits wafting through your kitchen. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a timeless classic that never fails to deliver on both taste and nostalgia – the beloved Butter Biscuits.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting your culinary journey, this recipe promises a delightful and satisfying experience. Get ready to turn your kitchen into a haven of buttery goodness and create these mouthwatering biscuits that will have everyone asking for seconds.

Who is this Recipe For?

This recipe is for anyone who appreciates the simple pleasures of life. Whether you’re looking to elevate your weekend brunch, surprise your family with a comforting treat, or just indulge in a moment of baking therapy, these Butter Biscuits are your perfect companions. With just a handful of pantry staples, you can create a batch of warm, flaky biscuits that are perfect for any occasion.

The Magic of Butter Biscuits

Butter Biscuits, with their crisp exterior and tender, buttery interior, are a testament to the magic that can happen with a few basic ingredients. The process is straightforward, yet the results are incredibly rewarding. The secret lies in the quality of ingredients and the technique used to bring them together.

Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Pastry blender or your hands
  • Wooden spoon
  • Biscuit cutter or cookie cutter
  • Baking sheet or iron skillet

Let’s Get Baking: Butter Biscuits Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, packed (if using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder (leave out if using self-rising flour)
  • ½ tsp salt (leave out if using self-rising flour)
  • ½ cup butter, salted, cut into small pieces (if using unsalted, add ¼ tsp more salt than above)
  • 1 cup milk (regular or buttermilk)


Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add the butter in smallish pieces. Using your hands or a pastry blender, work the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is pea-sized and the mixture is crumbly.

Pour in the milk and combine using a wooden spoon until well incorporated, being careful not to overmix. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll it out to about ¾ inch thick.

Cut out biscuits using a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet or iron skillet. Ensure the biscuits touch each other for a higher rise during baking. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the biscuits are beautifully golden brown.

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Butter Biscuits

  • Cold Butter is Key: Make sure your butter is cold. This helps create those delightful buttery layers that make biscuits irresistible.
  • Don’t Overwork the Dough: Overmixing can lead to tough biscuits. Mix until just combined for that tender texture.
  • High-Rise Secret: Placing the biscuits close together on the baking sheet helps them rise higher as they bake, creating those iconic fluffy layers.

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