Making homemade biscuits always scared the hell outta me. They always seemed to be time consuming, and anything involving “cutting in” of cold butter tends to make me nervous too. After seeing Josie’s post on them (such the Southern belle!), she gave me the confidence I needed to try. So glad I gave it a go – because they turned out absolutely perfectly. And both of my concerns that I listed above were completely unfounded.

First off, they aren’t time consuming. Not even15 minutes of prep work, and I had gorgeous butter-topped biscuits that I was putting into the oven. The food processor pretty much does all the work for you, that machine is such a workhorse in my kitchen. A few quick pulses of the flour and butter, then you add the liquid components, knead a few times, shape and cut. It’s that easy!

I don’t like to brag, but they easily were the best biscuits I’ve seen, or tasted. They stood a mile high! Okay, maybe not a mile…but still, very tall.  And the fluffy layers? Unparalleled. They were the perfect accompaniment to the fried chicken dinner I made that night, and the boys and I enjoyed the leftover biscuits with blueberry preserves the next morning. So, if you’re a bit scared of them like I was, get your butt in the kitchen and give it a try. This recipe won’t let you down!


  1. Posted April 2, 2012 at 9:44 PM | Permalink

    I love homemade biscuits, but the height is always lacking. These look perfect!

    • Kraig
      Posted December 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM | Permalink

      If you’re like me and want to give these a little push in the height department, bake them crowded in a cast iron skillet. They’ll have nowhere to go but up!

  2. Posted April 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM | Permalink

    I adore biscuits, they are a favorite breakfast food. And lunch food. And dinner food. Can’t wait to try your recipe.

  3. sue
    Posted April 2, 2012 at 10:35 PM | Permalink

    These are going to be breakfast this weekend. Hope I have blackberry jam left

  4. Posted April 2, 2012 at 11:25 PM | Permalink

    I’ve always been intimidated with making homemade biscuits but I’ve heard that they can be quite easy. And I’m sure the rising of the biscuits would make all the efforts quite worth it. Can’t wait to give this a try! 🙂

  5. Posted April 10, 2012 at 3:09 PM | Permalink

    So fluffy and light looking! I LOVE biscuits. These look amazing…

  6. Posted April 10, 2012 at 3:49 PM | Permalink

    I love love love biscuits with the flaky layers! These are beautiful, Laura!

  7. Heather
    Posted March 20, 2013 at 7:28 AM | Permalink

    I made these for dinner last night, we had biscuits and gravy…I’m pregnant, these things happen. I have been craving real homemade biscuits for several days and was intimidated to make them, having never tried to make biscuits at home before. I found your recipe on Pinterest and the food processor was what hooked me in. We thought these were delish! Mine didn’t rise real high (old stuff maybe?) but the flavor was great. I was shocked how fast it took me, I had them in the oven in under half an hour (I’m not a fast cook). This recipe is now in my back pocket for my go to biscuit recipe, and frankly I won’t be bothering with those “pop” can biscuits ever again!

    • Posted March 20, 2013 at 8:14 AM | Permalink

      I’m so glad! They are so easy, I’ve shocked myself some Sunday mornings. Maybe treat yourself to a new can of baking powder? It can go stale on you, and lose rising power. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, I really appreciate it!

  8. Posted March 17, 2014 at 7:03 PM | Permalink

    Oh, man. I want some biscuits now! Your photo is beautiful.

  9. Marilynn
    Posted January 12, 2015 at 8:57 PM | Permalink

    Thank you for the recipe, I made them tonight for the first time. Very good.

  10. Kim
    Posted September 21, 2015 at 4:07 PM | Permalink

    This is my go-to recipe for biscuits! I know its pretty easy to whip up, but have you ever tried freezing them? I’m trying to make freezer meals for my MIL and would love to include some biscuits for her. Do you think they would reheat (in the oven) well enough?

    • Posted September 25, 2015 at 9:15 AM | Permalink

      I’m sure they would freeze and reheat very well!

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