Big Batch of Grandma's Biscuits with Molasses Butter

"My grandma's biscuits were a must on our table. My grandpa would pour molasses onto a plate, then cut in a big chunk of butter with a fork. Dipping a warm biscuit into the mixture is pure bliss!" says Katie
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 12 to 15 biscuits
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Ingredients

Cooking spray

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (1 stick cubed and chilled, 1/2 stick melted)

1 tablespoon baking powder 

1 teaspoon kosher salt 

1 teaspoon sugar 

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup buttermilk 

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 to 3 tablespoons molasses 

Directions

  1. Make the biscuits: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and the cubed butter. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour until it resembles a coarse meal. Stir in the baking powder, salt, sugar and baking soda. Form a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk. Mix with a fork until all of the ingredients are incorporated and the dough begins to come together into a ball. (The dough will be slightly dry.)
  3. Dust a clean work surface with flour, coat your palms and rub some on a rolling pin. Turn out the dough onto the work surface. Knead the dough for 1 to 2 minutes, folding it over onto itself each time. Roll out the dough until about 1/2 inch thick. Dip a 3-inch biscuit cutter or the rim of a 3-inch-wide glass in flour and then cut out the biscuits. Reshape the leftover dough into a ball, roll it out again and cut out more biscuits. Repeat until the dough is gone.
  4. Place the biscuits on the baking sheet and bake until the tops are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. While the biscuits are still hot, brush with the melted butter.
  5. Make the molasses butter: Stir the butter and molasses together to combine. Serve the warm biscuits with the molasses butter.