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5 from 9 votes

Easy Homemade Country Biscuits

Make this easy biscuit recipe anytime for a comforting homemade treat or to impress a guest with flaky, buttery layers of pure perfection. Country Biscuits require zero fancy equipment and only 6 pantry staple ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 biscuits
Calories: 238kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl until well combined.
    2 1/4 cups all purpose flour, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, 1 1/3 tablespoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cut the butter in using a pastry blender or your fingers until only pea-size pieces remain.
    7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Slowly pour in the milk and mix until barely combined.
    3/4 cup whole milk
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead just 5-6 times to form one mass of dough.
  • Press out 1/2-inch high and cut with a 2 3/4-inch biscuit cutter (or any size you prefer).
  • Place the biscuits on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet about 1/2-inch apart. This helps to ensure more even baking. Brush with egg wash, if desired.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes, or until the tops of the biscuits are golden brown. You can definitely see the difference in the biscuits that were re-formed!
  • Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter, if desired.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

Tips and Techniques

  • For best results use weights for the flour and butter, if possible.
  • It's important to keep the butter in pea-size pieces. The steam created as the butter melts helps to give your biscuits rise and develop those buttery, flaky layers.
  • Cut the dough as closely as possible. This dough does not re-roll well. You can push together the excess pieces, but those biscuits won't be as flaky and well-formed. 
  • Store leftover baked biscuits wrapped in plastic wrap or in plastic bags. They will keep at room temperature for 1-2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
 
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2mg