Best Baking Powder Biscuits

Soft, flaky, and fluffy homemade biscuits!


1 dozen


2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold butter, sliced
3/4 cup buttermilk or kefir


1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter.

2. Add buttermilk or kefir, stirring until mixture forms somewhat of a ball shape. Then, knead gently on a lightly-floured surface just until a workable dough forms. Press or roll about 3/4-inch thick and cut into 12 squares using a pizza cutter or use a round glass or biscuit cutter to cut into 12 circles (may need to re-roll scraps).

3. Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Serve hot!

Mixing up the biscuits

Best baking powder biscuits

Additional Notes: 

Recipe from my mom's Better Homes and Gardens Homemade Bread cook book. This has been our family's all-purpose biscuit recipe for many years! It's great.

Preparation Time: 

15 minutes

Cooking Time: 

10-12 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

I love these biscuits! I especially like to use my "secret ingredient", homemade kefir, which makes them soft and fluffy and perfect! We like to serve these biscuits hot with butter, with a turkey sausage breakfast gravy, with a chicken/veggie gravy, or with honey butter drizzled on top.

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