Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Very tender and light. Good served hot with butter or molasses.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  2. Cut in shortening.
  3. Add buttermilk and mix lightly just until a ball is formed.
  4. Knead very briefly.
  5. Put on a lightly floured board and roll out to approximately 1/2" thick.
  6. Cut with a floured biscuit cutter.
  7. Gather scraps together and re-roll and cut.
  8. Put on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 400F oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.


Most Helpful

These are great biscuits and easy to make. If I don't have buttermilk I substitute milk with a teaspoon of vinegar. That sours the milk just enough to replace buttermilk. Fresh strawberries, ice cream, and biscuits are my favorite.

wildredbill May 04, 2012

I'm teaching myself how to bake & These were fun to make!!! i'm excited with how they turned out! they came out flaky and perfectly moist. thanks for the recipe!!

CelesteMB85 January 31, 2010

Awesome!!!! I fix them all the time.

DarksLight July 09, 2008

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