Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I got this recipe from Bon Appetit Magazine in 1979, and have been making them ever since. They are the easiest biscuits to make and turn out perfectly every time. Bonus, there's no messy shortening to mess with!


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Butter baking sheet or square baking pan.
  3. Sift first 4 ingredients into large bowl.
  4. Fold in enough cream to make soft dough that can be handled easily.
  5. Turn out onto floured board and knead about 1 minute.
  6. Pat to 1/2- 3/4 inch thickness.
  7. Cut into rounds or squares, dip in melted butter and place on baking sheet (do not crowd; biscuits should not touch).
  8. Bake until golden, about 15- 18 minutes.
  9. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! I made one change and one unintentional (insignificant) change. To "soften" the biscuit, I used 1-1/4 cups cake flour and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour in place of 2 cups all-purpose flour. I accidentally used heavy cream versus whipping cream, but really there's not much difference. I loved them! They didn't rise terribly high but that could be my fault as I placed them touching as that's how I usually make biscuits. *definitely* on the re-make list!

HisPixie October 02, 2009

Great biscuits. It was so nice to not have to cut in butter and shortening and a good way to use farm cream.

Lille September 30, 2009

I made these Sunday. They were very easy to make. But I thought they were a little hard. I will probably make them again because they were easy, very easy, but I wanted a softer biscuit.

JohnsCutie January 22, 2007