The Best Buttermilk Biscuits

April 25, 2018

This buttermilk biscuit recipe will make you feel right at home. Everything always tastes better when it’s homemade, and thanks to Good Housekeeping, you’ll have the secret to the best homemade biscuits.

Buttermilk Biscuits
Flaky and crispy and fluffy and perfect.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 4 c. all-purpose flour
  2. 5 tsp. baking powder
  3. 1 tbsp. sugar
  4. 1 tsp. baking soda
  5. 3/4 tsp. salt
  6. 1/2 c. trans-fat free shortening, cut up and cold
  7. 1 1/2 c. low-fat buttermilk
  8. 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper. In food processor, pulse flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and salt until combined. Add shortening; pulse just until coarse crumbs form. Transfer flour mixture to large bowl. Stir in buttermilk just until dough starts to come together.
  2. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface; knead just until smooth, 6 to 8 times. With floured rolling pin, roll dough to 1⁄2-inch thickness. With floured 2 1⁄2-inch cutter, cut out biscuits without twisting cutter. With wide spatula, transfer biscuits to prepared cookie sheet, spacing 1 inch apart.
  3. Gently press scraps together. Reroll and cut once more. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
  1. Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories 220; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 29g; Total Fat 9g; Saturated Fat 3g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Sodium 410mg
Adapted from Good Housekeeping
Adapted from Good Housekeeping | It's All In The Sauce

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