Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Biscuits

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

I like these because they are so quick and easy. Even though you use Bisquick, they don't come out tasting like Bisquick or like baking powder. I always have to double the batch to make sure I get some!


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Mix the Bisquick, buttermilk and sugar together in a bowl.
  3. Add the melted butter into the batter.
  4. Stir until a soft dough forms.
  5. Turn out onto a well floured work surface.
  6. Knead 20 times (this is a very forgiving dough), and don't be afraid to get additional flour into the dough.
  7. Roll 1/2 thick, or thicker if you prefer towering biscuits.
  8. Cut out into 2" rounds (or your preferred size).
  9. Place close together on an ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Brush tops with melted butter.
  11. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes; I usually find 8 minutes is enough.
  12. When you remove the biscuits from the oven, brush the tops with melted butter again.
Most Helpful

These are AWESOME biscuits! I can't believe biscuits this good can be made from Bisquick! It's so fast and easy. I didn't have any buttermilk, so I used the trick of adding a little vinegar to regular milk to make my own. My biscuits turned out so light and fluffy. Thank you so much Kay for sharing your recipe. Believe me, I will be making these again and again!

michelles3boys April 05, 2011

The bisquick is as close as you will get to the "dry mix" used for those biscuits. Made from shortening and self rising flour we made up "pounds" of it at a time and used it all on morning shifts. But no sugar was ever put in the original. Sr flour, shortening and buttermilk then real butter brushed on top. I've made millions!! And handle them e-a-s-y!! Happy baking!

illinirn January 19, 2011

I am so anti-Bisquick...yet I've been seeing all these recipes using it that have me "curious" so I got a small box. I always make biscuits from scratch BUT I was so tired that I wanted a little shortcut. Fiance took a bite and hadn't even finished swallowing when he said "OH MY GOD, these are good!" I guess I'm not so anti-Bisquick after all. Thanks!

gingerly88 April 24, 2012

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