Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

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Skip the store bought canned biscuits and make your own! These homemade biscuits are soft, buttery, flaky, and come together in no time!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour (plus more for the work surface)
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold salted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1/2 TSP cream of tartar
  • 1/4 TSP baking soda
  • 1/4 TSP salt


  1. To start, preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the buttermilk and egg in a small mixing bowl and set to the side. Then, take the unsalted butter out of the fridge and cut it into small cubes. Set the butter cubes back into the fridge for now. 
  3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt together until combined. Remove the cold butter from the fridge and mix into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter. Once you see small, pea-sized butter clumps throughout your flour mixture, you’re done!
  4. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour and stir until just combined. Sprinkle your work surface with flour and place the biscuit dough onto the flour. Using your hands, kneed the dough until it forms into a ball. This is how you’ll get those delicious flaky layers within your biscuits.
  5. Press the biscuit dough into a circle until it’s 3/4 inch thick and use a biscuit cutter to create your biscuits.
  6. Transfer the biscuits to a baking sheet and make sure that they’re all touching. By doing this, the biscuits will cling to each other ensuring that they all rise bigger (and taller) together!
  7. Brush the biscuits with a bit of buttermilk and bake for 15 minutes or until they’re golden brown. Enjoy!


You can also use a cheese grater to cut the butter, but this is not necessary!
If you don’t have a biscuit cutter, you can use the lid of a cup to get those perfectly round biscuit shapes.

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