Best Buttermilk Biscuits

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This recipe makes fluffy, light, and tasty biscuits.


  • 2 ¼ cups self-rising flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup butter-flavored shortening (such as Crisco®)
  • 1 cup buttermilk


Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Sift flour and baking soda together in a large bowl; cut in shortening with a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the mixture and stir in buttermilk until a soft ball forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2 to 3 minutes. Roll dough out to a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle.

Cut biscuits out with biscuit cutter and transfer to a baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until tops are light brown and sides begin to darken, about 10 minutes. Remove biscuits to cool completely on a wire rack.

Prep time: 15 mins / Cooking time: 10 mins / Total time: 55 mins

Serving: 12 / Yield: 1 dozen biscuits

Calories: 170.0

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