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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