Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk biscuits are best served warm from the oven.

15 min. prep time
8 biscuits
737 Ratings


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup buttermilk*


Heat oven to 425°F.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth (about 10 times). Roll out dough to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut out biscuits with 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheet.

Bake 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.

*Substitute 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 biscuit)

Calories: 270

Fat: 16g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 350mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #3938c©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

So I made this recipe and followed it to a T and way to much butter. Next time I will have to cut down the amount of butter for sure. I had so much I had to pour it off as it baked. Also to much buttermilk the dough was so runny I had to use a ton of flour and over worked the dough so my biscuits came out tough will not use this recipe again
I used light butter, and low fat buttermilk. I used less butter and a little more baking powder than the recipe stated. The biscuits were very soft & fluffy, and quite delicious.
I followed the ingredients precisely. By the time I was done blending in the butter and mixing in the milk, the batter was very runny. I tried to bake the dough, but it did not maintain its shape and the butter just melted out of it.
This was my first time making biscuits when using this recipe, they turned out great and now I make them atleast once a week, my family and friends enjoy eating them. They are delicious.
So easy and delicious!
i brushed these biscuits with a little bit of maple syrup and butter before i baked them and again after they were baked. it gave them a little bit of sweetness and a nice golden color.
I like a tad bit of cinnamon on my biscuits and served these w/ sugarfree orange marmalade : )

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