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

Homemade Butter Biscuits


2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

½ cup (1 stick) cold butter, grated

1 cup milk


½ tsp rosemary

½ tsp parsley

½ tsp chives

½ tsp thyme


Heat oven to 450͒ F.

Stir 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 and 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.

10 servings (1 biscuit), 185 calories per serving

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.