Make Ahead, Freeze and Cook Biscuits

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Make a batch of these biscuits and freeze them until you are ready to bake. Cost less and taste better than the canned. I found this at


  1. In a large mixing bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add shortening and cut with a fork or pastry cutter. Do not overmix. The shortening should resemble small peas.
  3. Stir in buttermilk until the dough is soft. Knead dough 10 to 12 times only.
  4. On a floured surface roll the dough 1" thick. Cut into circles using a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass. Use a larger circle for big size biscuits.
  5. To freeze, place the biscuit dough on a large pan lined with waxed or parchment paper and freeze overnight. Once frozen, place in a large freezer bag and store in freezer until ready to cook.
  6. To cook, take out the desired number of biscuits and place on a lightly greased baking sheet or pan. Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for about 10 minutes until golden brown.
Most Helpful

I have made these several times with good outcomes, but finally decided to tweak this a little. Try adding 3 Tablespoons of sugar and 3/4 to 1 teaspoon of baking soda. This will produce biscuits that rise higher and are somewhat lighter than in the original recipe.

diannerodriguez May 11, 2010

I made these biscuits tonight, and they are WAY too salty. If I make them again I will cut down the salt, at least by half.

carolynchamberlain January 25, 2009

This is a great recipe! I've been trying to incorporate more whole grains, so I used 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 4 cups of unbleached flour. They turned out well, and we love being able to just pull some out of the freezer to bake.

vangogh172 February 24, 2008