Honey butter biscuits are a Southern staple that evokes feelings of warmth, comfort, and home. These flaky and tender biscuits are a delightful combination of sweet and salty flavors, made even better with the drizzle of sticky honey butter on top. Whether enjoyed as a breakfast treat, a mid-day snack, or a dessert, these biscuits won’t last long!
Can’t get enough biscuits? I love using biscuits as a vessel for tasty bites like this Southern Fried Chicken Biscuit or this creamy Sawmill Gravy & Biscuits. A huge hit is our Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits and our Biscuits and Gravy Casserole.
So, whether you are a seasoned baker or just starting out, this honey butter biscuit recipe is a must-try. With their flaky and tender texture, sweet honey flavor, and buttery goodness, these biscuits are sure to become a favorite in your home. Get ready to savor the taste of the south and indulge in this classic comfort food.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Flaky & Tender – You can see the golden brown flaky layers, a perfect vessel for more butter, honey, or jam.
Quick & Easy – Don’t be intimidated by biscuits, we’re not making pie crust biscuits are much more forgiving.
Our honey butter biscuit recipe calls for just a few ingredients, mostly pantry staples. If you have fresh honey from the market, it will be so tasty in the honey butter glaze!
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Salt – If you only have salted butter, then omit the salt.
- Unsalted butter – If you have a few sticks of butter toss them in the freezer. Frozen butter that’s been grated is great for biscuits.
- Honey – Your favorite local honey.
- Buttermilk – You’ll need only a cup of buttermilk for this recipe, you can freeze leftover buttermilk for future recipes. Freeze it in 1-tablespoon increments in a silicone ice cube tray, preferably with a lid.
- Pure vanilla extract
For Honey Butter
- Honey – It’s not necessary to melt the honey with the butter, the heated butter will warm the honey enough to be brushed on your fluffy biscuits.
- Unsalted Butter – Melted
How To Make Our Honey Butter Biscuits Recipe
Place butter in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and mix.
Take the cold butter out of the freezer and grate it. Immediately, add grated butter to the flour bowl and mix together with your hands until it forms a crumbly mixture.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla extract, milk, and honey.
Make a hole in the middle of the flour mixture then add the liquid mixture. Gently mix together starting with the whisk then start to use your hands to form the biscuit dough.
Turn the biscuit dough out onto a floured surface and knead just to combine everything but do not overmix.
Press the dough out with your hands about 3/4-1 inch thickness and cut using a round 3-inch biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet.
Next, mix together the melted butter and honey for the honey butter topping. Biscuits bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven. Take a brush and brush the honey butter topping over the biscuits. Serve honey butter biscuits warm!
Storing Baked Biscuits
Store honey butter biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Freeze leftover biscuits wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to 1 month.
Can I make homemade honey butter biscuits in advance? Yes! Double or triple this homemade biscuits recipe. Bake some for dinner tonight and save the rest for another time. Prep your biscuit dough up until the point you need to bake, take your extra, and freeze your biscuit dough rounds in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to three months.
- Frozen Butter: Keeping a few sticks of butter in the freezer is always a good idea. Super cold butter that you can quickly grate and mix into your dough makes delicious biscuits with evenly dispersed buttery flakes throughout.
- Grating Frozen Butter: Ideally you’ll be able to use a box grater (used for cheese mainly) to grate your butter. However, if that’s not available to you I would recommend a pastry cutter or a simple sharp knife and cutting board.
- Chill: If at any time you think you’re butter is getting too soft when you’re preparing the dough, just pop the bowl into the fridge for a few minutes so the butter can firm up.
More tender biscuit recipes
- Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Garlic Cheddar Biscuits)
- Fluffy Sweet Potato Biscuits
- Flaky Biscuits (Accordion Biscuits)
- Sour Cream Biscuits
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Honey Butter Biscuits
- 3 cups All purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 cup Unsalted butter frozen and grated
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1 cup Buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
For Honey Butter
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1 tablespoon Butter melted
- Place butter in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl and mix until combined.
- Take the butter out of the freezer and grate it. Immediately, add grated butter to the flour bowl and mix together with your hands until it forms a crumbly mixture.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla extract, milk, and honey.
- Make a hole in the middle of the flour mixture then add the liquid mixture. Gently mix together starting with the whisk then start to use your hands to form the biscuit dough.
- Turn the biscuit dough out onto a floured surface and knead just to combine everything but do not overmix.
- Press the dough out with your hands about 3/4-1 inch thickness and cut using a round 3-inch biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on the parchment paper lined baking pan.
- Next, mix together the melted butter and honey for the honey butter topping. Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven.
- Take a brush and brush the honey butter topping over the biscuits. Serve warm!
I love biscuits, and love trying different recipes and honey butter is a perfect pairing for them too, thank you!
These bring back so many childhood memories. My mom used to make biscuits with honey butter all the time. I love this!
Honey butter biscuits are my favourite to dip into soups and gravy. This recipe turns out so fluffy and moist!
TAYLER ROSS says
I made these biscuits for breakfast this morning and OMG were they delicious! Perfectly sweet and so fluffy!
Suja md says
One of my favorites! These looks absolutely great! can’t wait to try!
Shadi Hasanzadenemati says
Thank you so much! The flavors are perfect and I can’t wait to try this recipe!