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Southern Living Buttermilk Biscuits

Author: Judy - RecipesSimple.com
This Southern Living Buttermilk Biscuits recipe makes the best Buttermilk Biscuits and it’s now become the only recipe our whole family uses!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), frozen
  • 2 ½ cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup chilled buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 475°.
  • Grate frozen butter using large holes of a box grater.
  • Toss together grated butter and flour in a medium bowl. Chill 10 minutes.
  • Make a well in center of mixture. Add buttermilk, and stir 15 times. Dough will be sticky.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Lightly sprinkle flour over top of dough. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 3/4-inch-thick rectangle (about 9 x 5 inches). Fold dough in half so short ends meet. Repeat rolling and folding process 4 more times.
  • Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/2-inch floured round cutter, reshaping scraps and flouring as needed.
  • Place dough rounds in a cast-iron skillet or on a parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan. Bake at 475° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush with melted butter.


If you want Crunchy-Bottomed Biscuits warm a cast-iron skillet in the oven and spread some butter in the skillet before adding the biscuits. The bottoms will end up crunchy and golden brown.
Keyword Buttermilk Biscuits