All Butter Biscuits | Grandbaby Cakes

All Butter Biscuits

Classic, delicious and flaky all-butter biscuits ready to start your morning (or dinner) off right.
Course Bread
Cuisine Southern
Keyword classic recipes, traditional food recipes, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8 biscuits
Calories 303 kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes


  • 2 cups White Lily self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter frozen
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk cold
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Whisk together flour, salt, and sugar in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  2. Using a cheese shredded, grate butter into the bowl of dry ingredients.
  3. Pour in buttermilk and combine.
  4. Roll out dough then fold over itself. Repeat rolling out dough then folding two more times.
  5. Finally roll out dough and either cut into biscuit sized pieces or use a round cookie cutter or back of a can to make round biscuits.
  6. Add biscuits to a slightly oiled pan and bake 12-14 minutes then serve. (These don't brown very much so if you want them browner, you can turn on the broiler for a few seconds but don't overbake them or they will lose their tender quality and get a bit harder).

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Nutrition Facts
All Butter Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 317mg 13%
Potassium 66mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 13%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.