Mom's Buttermilk Biscuits

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by puppitypup

We like these for breakfast and for dinner. Good for strawberry shortcake too!

Top Review by YungB

These biscuits came out tall, light and fluffy. However, I think it needs like 1 tablespoon or so of sugar because the taste is missing something. The other thing is that the temperature is too high. I only baked mine for 12 minutes but they came out on the burnt side. The next time, I will bake them at 375. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. For 9 thicker biscuits, grease a square 8" or 9" pan. For 12 biscuits, grease a 10x13 pan.
  3. Sift dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with pastry cutter or with a fork.
  4. When shortening is incorporated, add buttermilk and mix with a fork, being careful not to overmix.
  5. Sprinkle flour on dough board. Knead dough until smooth, no more than 8-10 times.
  6. For 12 biscuits, roll dough to about 5/8" thick. For 9 biscuits (8x8 pan) roll dough to about 1" thick.
  7. Place in pan and bake for about 15 minutes, or until done. You can brush with melted butter before cooking if you like.

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