Old-Fashioned Biscuit Recipe

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There is something so delicious to me about old-fashioned biscuits. This homemade recipe is easy to make and uses simple ingredients you likely already have one hand.

These biscuits come together quickly and are just like grandma used to make, except this recipe is without buttermilk!

Since we are a homeschool family, we are home all day long every single day. This means I am cooking three meals a day for my large blended family. While we defiantly have cereal come mornings (no judgement here) I love cooking a homemade breakfast for them. (But, you can also make these as a side to go with dinner. These would pair perfectly with a casserole, side salad and then these biscuits!)

I like to serve these with a honey butter mixture, which tastes amazing when added to these hot out of the oven.

I just take a stick of butter at room temperature and about 1/4 cup of local honey and combine them together with a fork. It can be a little lumpy, but is smooths onto these hot biscuits perfectly.

And let me just say, making homemade biscuits is so much cheaper than buying them store bought. Those can cost $3 plus for 8-12 biscuits. This homemade biscuit recipe literally costs pennies to make because it uses common ingredients like flour, sugar, butter and baking powder.

Ready for the recipe?

Ingredients for Old-Fashioned Homemade Biscuits 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/8 c granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c butter, I use Kerrygold and you want to keep it cold
  • 1 c milk

There are a few things I used that you might want to use as well.

I ordered this set of biscuit cutters on Amazon. It came with four different cutters- all in different sizes. I used the large cutter for these biscuits.


I also ordered a set of these silicone cooking mats. I really like them. I used them on my baking sheets instead of parchment paper.

If you store your flour and such in large air-tight jars like I do, check out these super cute pantry labels for your baking staples.

How to Make Old-Fashioned Biscuits

First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl add you flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.

Take your cold butter and cut it into slices. Try hard to limit how much you touch it. The colder your butter is the better. This helps in the baking process> the colder the butter stays the flakier your biscuits will be.

Using a pastry blender cut the butter into the flour. The mixture will resemble a coarse texture. This is good!


Add the milk and whisk until everything starts to combine.

On a clean floured surface, I used my glass cutting board, turn the dough out of the bowl.

Roll out the dough using a floured rolling pin until desired thickness. Try not to over work the dough. This will affect the way the butter and flour work together which will change the way your biscuits turn out.

Use your biscuit cutter to cut the dough into circles.

You should have enough dough to make 12 biscuits.

Place them on a lined cookie sheet. Give them a little space, you don’t want the biscuits touching each other.

Pop them in the oven for 13 to 16 minutes or until they are golden brown on top.

When they are done I like to take them off the cookie sheet to cool so they stop cooking. If you leave them sitting on a hot cookie sheet the bottoms will continue to cook until the sheet cools off.



  1. These biscuits look delicious. Baking powder biscuits are my favorite and these sound so easy to make. Yum! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  2. It has been our pleasure to feature your post on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will come back soon! I sure miss seeing you on Good Morning Texas here in the DFW area, hope you are loving your new area!
    Miz Helen

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