Flaky Homemade Biscuits {Recipe}

A simple to make, flaky and delicious recipe for homemade biscuits.  Great on its own with butter or jam or use it in your next recipe that calls for biscuits…like Strawberry Shortcake…YUM!

Flaky Homemade Biscuits


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Serves: 12
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. cream of tartar
  • ½ cup cold butter
  • 1 cup of cold milk (or buttermilk)
  • granulated sugar for finishing (optional)
  1. Place first 5 ingredients in a bowl and whisk well to combine.
  2. Cut butter into flour until the mixture appears crumbly and the butter pieces are no larger than pea-sized.
  3. Pour in milk and stir quickly, but gently, to combine.
  4. Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead gently 8-10 times.
  5. Pat dough until approximately ½″ – ¾″ in thickness
  6. Cut into 12 pieces or cut using a medium round cutter.
  7. If using in a dessert such as Strawberry Shortcake, sprinkle with sugar
  8. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill for at least ½ hour.
  9. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 12-15 minutes. or until golden brown.
  10. When cool enough to touch, remove biscuits from pan and place on wire rack.
  11. **TIP** Handle the dough gently and whatever you do…don't overwork it!



  1. Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice says:

    I have copied and pasted this to my “Recipes” box. Looks like a winner!! Thanks for posting…

  2. Thank you for sharing. I can remember my mom making these biscuits. They were so delicious.

  3. Shirleyp says:

    thank you for the flaky homemade biscuits recipe they look delicious and easy to make


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