Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits

Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk biscuits are light and flaky and a wonderful accompaniment to any meal.

15 min. prep time
8 servings
454 Ratings



2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk*
1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

Fruit Butter

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 tablespoons your favorite fruit preserves (peach, strawberry, raspberry, etc.)


Heat oven to 450°F.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter with fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead about 10 times or until smooth. Roll out dough to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter.

Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Brush biscuits with melted butter. Bake 10-14 minutes or until lightly browned.

Stir together softened butter and preserves in bowl until well mixed. Serve warm biscuits with fruit butter.


*Substitute 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 3/4 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Savory Herb Biscuits: Omit salt. Prepare biscuits as directed above, adding 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt. Stir in 1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried herbs (dill weed, chives or crushed rosemary leaves).

Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits: Omit salt. Prepare biscuits as directed above, stirring in 2 tablespoons sugar and 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon with flour. Stir in 1/3 cup raisins with buttermilk. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle biscuits with sugar before baking.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 360

Fat: 25g

Cholesterol: 65mg

Sodium: 500mg

Carbohydrates: 30g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #9862©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I have made these a couple of times and we really like them. I will make them again.
I made this recipe for the first time yesterday. My husband and I enjoyed them so much I just now put a double batch in the oven !!!
I didn't over mix this recipe and it was melt
in your mouth perfect.
I just took a pan of these biscuits out of the oven ummm.
I made them savory and they are flaky, tender and really good, I rated them low because this is the first time I have attempted to make biscuits.
I am pleased at how easy it was.
I wiil use this recipe until I find a better one.
But I don't think I'll be looking very hard.

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