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biscuits on an upside down sheet pan with crumbles and jar of honey

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Flakey, buttery, tender, and layered with deliciousness. These Southern Buttermilk Biscuits are the perfect addition to your breakfast table! SO. GOOD.
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Author: Traci
  • 4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salted butter, frozen
  • 1 cup sour cream, cold
  • 1 ¾ cups buttermilk, cold
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Whisk together sour cream and buttermilk. Set aside.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  • Grate (most important!) butter into flour and toss gently to combine.
  • Stir in buttermilk mixture just until mixed. DO NOT OVERWORK! 
  • Turn out onto heavily floured surface and roll to 1/2" thick.
  • Fold the top third of the dough down.
  • Fold the bottom third up over the top.
  • Roll dough to 1/2".
  • Repeat dough folding and rolling process 4-5 times.
  • Cut biscuits with cutter, gathering up and re-rolling scraps.
  • Place biscuits, sides touching, on prepared sheet pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.


  • Make sure the buttermilk and sour cream are cold and that the butter is frozen! It gives you the best biscuit, promise!
  • Don't over work the dough! The more you work it, the less tender and flakey it's going to be.
  • Don't skip folding the dough. This step is crucial for all those delicious layers! If you just dump, roll, cut, and bake, the biscuits will still taste good, but they will be gummy.
  • Make sure the biscuits are touching in the pan! This will allow them to rise much better.


Serving: 1biscuitCalories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 6gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 548mgPotassium: 114mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 600IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 175mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.