Fresh Homemade Butter Biscuits

These delicious homemade butter biscuits can go two ways…a traditional biscuit or an herb biscuit. The butter creates steam pockets for a light flaky texture.

Homemade Butter Biscuits

Homemade Butter Biscuits

Course Side Dish
Servings 1 biscuit
Calories 185 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup cold butter, grated (1 stick or ¼ lb)
  • 1 cup milk


  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • ½ tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp chives
  • ½ tsp thyme


  • Heat oven to 450͒ F.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and herbs (if desired). Mix in butter, then add milk. Stir to combine.
  • Turn out onto floured surface or silicone pastry mat and kneed a few times to fully incorporate ingredients. Add small amounts of flour or drops of milk as necessary so the dough will hold together but not be sticky.
  • Pat dough to ⅔” thickness. Cut with a 2” biscuit cutter or drinking glass.
  • Place biscuits on greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Hack: Biscuits can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Hack: Place leftover biscuits on cookie sheet and place in freezer until fully frozen. Place in a sealable freezer bag and store in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
Keyword baking powder biscuits, baking powder rolls, bread, breakfast sandwich, butter biscuits, homemade biscuits, quick bread

Did you know?  Baking powder was invented in 1856, revolutionizing baking.  According to the Smithsonian Magazine, cooking without it was definitely NOT a piece of cake!

Suggestion:  Use this butter biscuit dough to make mini chicken pot pies!

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4 Replies to “Fresh Homemade Butter Biscuits”

  1. Hi Cynthia

    A nice simple recipe that looks good! Easy to make and combine with other dishes as well. You can’t go wrong with butter, can you? ^_^. I think this recipe can go vegan quite easy right? We just need to use vegan butter and non-dairy milk instead and I think the result would not be much different. Definitely try this out soon!



    1. No…you certainly CAN’T go wrong with butter and I didn’t realize there was such a thing as vegan butter.  Please let me know how it works in this recipe!

  2. These butter biscuits sound super simple to make and delicious. I love the taste of butter so I probably wouldn’t add the herbs but they are a great idea and worth considering. I wonder if you could add other ingredients to this basic mix, such as dried fruits or raisins?

    Food for thought (pun intended lol). I love making simple biscuits especially when I can freeze them for later. Thanks for this recipe, Cynthia.

    1. Yes, you can add whatever you want!  As a matter of fact, I have a scone recipe that adds egg and just a little sugar to the dough for extra richness.  You may want to check that out if you’re looking for something sweeter.

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