Nona's Buttermilk Biscuits

Megan Olson


My mother has been making these light, delicious biscuits for as long as I can remember. They were always a favorite at our dinner table.


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes about 1 dozen
25 Min
15 Min


  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/2 c
  • 2/3-3/4 c

How to Make Nona's Buttermilk Biscuits


  1. Whisk together dry ingredients in large bowl. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Using a pastry blender, cut shortening into dry ingredients until mixture forms course crumbs.
  3. Gradually add buttermilk and incorporate with a fork until dough holds together and forms a ball. *Be careful not to over-handle or biscuits will be tough.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to about 1 inch thick. Using a floured biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and place them 1 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Remove from pan and let cool slightly; serve warm.

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About Nona's Buttermilk Biscuits

Course/Dish: Biscuits

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