Buttermilk Biscuits

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 10 to 12 biscuits
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2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons ice cold butter

3/4 cup buttermilk

Cinnamon Spiced Butter, recipe follows

Cinnamon Spiced Butter:

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

2 tablespoons brown sugar

8 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  2. Slice butter and put on a plate in the freezer.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until it looks like coarse sand. Add the buttermilk and continue to cut the dough together. Turn out onto a floured surface and gently bring together. Gently press the dough into a rectangle until it is between 1/2 and 3/4-inch thick.
  4. Use a round cutter that has been floured to cut the biscuits. Place in the freezer for at least 20 minutes. Remove biscuits from freezer and place on parchment paper on a baking sheet so they are touching each other. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve with spiced butter.

Cinnamon Spiced Butter:

  1. Mix dry ingredients together. Blend together with the butter using the back of a spoon. Wrap tightly and refrigerate overnight or a few hours.