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failproof fluffy butter biscuits

(11 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Robin T
Vernon, CT

After attempts to make fluffy but buttery tasting biscuits, I think I finally came up with a terrific recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Sweet or savory, these homemade biscuits are a delight! It's a basic old-fashioned biscuit. They are nice and fluffy thanks to the baking soda. Baked until golden brown, they're warm and flaky on the inside. The biscuits have a slightly buttery taste. Try them with marmalade or some creamy sausage gravy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(11 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For failproof fluffy butter biscuits

  • 1 stick
    cold salted butter (8 Tbsp)
  • 1 tsp
    sugar or sugar substitute (optional)
  • 2 1/2 c
    plain white flour
  • 1 c
    light cream or half and half
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder

How To Make failproof fluffy butter biscuits

  • Oven pre-heating to 375 degrees.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cold butter added to bowl with sugar, baking powder, and flour.
    Slice cold butter into pieces. Combine with sugar, baking powder, and flour.
  • Incorporating butter into the flour mixture.
    Mix (using your hands or a pastry cutter) until the mixture is crumbly and combined.
  • Pouring cream into flour.
    Add 1 cup light cream or half and half; knead until just combined.
  • Cutting out the biscuits.
    On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to about 1-inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits.
  • Biscuits on a baking sheet.
    Place biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Brushing biscuits with cream.
    Brush a little bit of leftover cream on top of each biscuit.
  • Butter biscuits baking in the oven.
    Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes or until very lightly golden on top. Watch carefully, do not over bake.