Rating: 4.68 stars
498 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 393
  • 4 star values: 67
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6

These biscuits are a never fail recipe, they're easy to make and everyone enjoys them.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse oatmeal. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and pour in the milk. Stir until dough begins to pull together then turn out onto a lightly floured surface.

  • Press dough together and then roll out until 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 2 inch round biscuits and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until golden.

Nutrition Facts

465 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 53.1g; fat 24.5g; cholesterol 64.7mg; sodium 834mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (399)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2009
These have worked for me EVERY time I've made them. The only thing I do different is roll the dough a little thinner, then fold over once and cut as usual. This creates a natural "center" that the biscuit opens right to. Love this with honey on top. Read More
(404)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2012
Sugar in a biscuit? This Southerner says NO! Read More
(12)
498 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 393
  • 4 star values: 67
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2009
These have worked for me EVERY time I've made them. The only thing I do different is roll the dough a little thinner, then fold over once and cut as usual. This creates a natural "center" that the biscuit opens right to. Love this with honey on top. Read More
(404)
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2006
Perfect biscuits! Firm enough to stand up to a dousing of gravy, but moist and fluffy enough to eat with jam. For those who are having trouble with these biscuits, flour makes a world of difference in a biscuit recipe. If you live in the South, try White Lily or another low protein flour. If you live in the North or West, replace 2-3 Tbsp of all purpose flour with cake or Wondra flour for the best results. Northern flour, especially the nicer brands, have too much protein to make a good biscuit. Read More
(201)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are nice and light biscuits. I used 1-cup of buttermilk in place of the 3/4-cup Milk and they were delicios! "Never Fail" stands up to its promise! I recommend using these for berry shortcakes or topped with a peach and some juice, with a dollop of whipped cream. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2006
This is the biscuit recipe I've searched everywhere for! Flaky on the outside soft and thick on the inside. I doubled the recipe and made about 18 instead of 24 and I think they were the perfect size. The only suggestion I would make would be to grate the butter in a food processor and then add it to the dry ingredients; it mixes right in and is much faster. Read More
(72)
Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2014
Very good! Nice and flaky! I don't have any biscuit cutters, so I always use the top of a glass jar that is about the same size around to cut the dough, just dip it in flour before cutting each one. Works the same for me! Thank you Madison! Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
These biscuits were great! I have never had success with homemade biscuits until I tried this recipe. They were nice and flaky with a hint of sweetness. They were simply perfect...not to mention quick and easy to make! Thanks a million! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2007
Wonderfully flaky tender and richly flavored biscuits! I've been trying to find a good biscuit recipe that didn't call for shortening as did my old favorite recipe because I'm now living in Finland where crisco sadly does not exist. I'm no longer lamenting my misfortunes though as I found this excellent recipe that yields a biscuit that is comparable in flakiness to a shortening biscuit but it's taste is way more flavorful and buttery. I will be using this recipe from now on and am so happy to have found something to bake that sure does remind of being back home. I will note that I didn't use cream of tartar simply because there isn't any available here but the biscuits still turned out tasty and fluffy... I could only imagine that they would be even fluffier with the cream of tartar though. So if you're worried about not having any tartar don't sweat it. The baking powder works just fine. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I'm a Bisquick kind of girl due to trying oh so many biscuit recipes (some were heavy, some didn't rise well, etc.) Well, I'm kissing Bisquick goodbye. This is the recipe for me! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Quick easy and delicious! I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and they are yummy! Read More
(34)
Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2012
Sugar in a biscuit? This Southerner says NO! Read More
(12)