Southern Butter Biscuits

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This Southern butter biscuits recipe Great all by themselves with extra butter or with jam, honey, molasses, or gravy.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (if using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder (leave out if using self-rising flour)
  • ½ tsp salt (leave out if using self-rising flour)
  • ½ cup butter, salted, cut in small pieces (if using unsalted, add ¼ tsp more salt than above)
  • 1 cup milk (regular or buttermilk)


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add butter in smallish pieces. 
  • With your hands (or a pastry blender), combine flour mixture and butter until butter is pea sized and mixture is crumbly.
  • Pour in milk and combine with a wooden spoon until well incorporated, taking care not to over mix.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and roll out dough to about 3/4 inch thick. 
  • Cut out biscuits with biscuit cutter or cookie cutter. Add each to ungreased cookie sheet or iron skillet. Make sure that biscuits touch for higher rise during baking.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until browned.


Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1129mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 808IU | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 3mg

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