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Butter Biscuits

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 19 min
  • Servings 8
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Delightfully light and flaky biscuits don’t have to be a weekend-only treat. This easy homemade butter biscuit recipe is made from only three ingredients: butter, milk and our favorite kitchen shortcut, Bisquick™ mix. With just 10 minutes of prep time and less than 10 minutes to bake, this recipe is so simple that you might want to make a second batch of these classic butter biscuits to serve at the dinner table. Plus, if you’re looking to save even more time, you can skip the kneading step and make simple drop biscuits instead.
Updated May 5, 2020
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  • 1
    Heat oven to 450°F.
  • 2
    Cut firm butter into 1/4-inch pieces. Toss Bisquick mix and butter pieces with fork until coated. Add milk; stir just until milk is absorbed (do not overstir).
  • 3
    Turn dough onto surface dusted with Bisquick mix. Knead 5 times. Pat to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet with sides touching for soft sides or 2 inches apart for crispy sides.
  • 4
    Bake about 9 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    When preparing the biscuits, be careful not to overwork the dough. Biscuits can lose some of that light and airy texture if the dough is kneaded too much. Work the biscuit dough just enough so the dough is coated in flour and no longer sticky.
  • tip 2
    Try adding one teaspoon of dried herbs such as rosemary, basil or thyme in your dough for a savory twist on this classic biscuit.
  • tip 3
    This butter biscuit recipe can also be used to make drop biscuits. Simply decrease the Bisquick™ mix to 2 ¼ cups, then skip the kneading step. Rather than rolling and cutting the dough, drop the dough by the spoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet, placing the biscuits two inches apart. Because the dough will be wetter, bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • tip 4
    While we love biscuits for breakfast, we’ll happily eat them any time of day. To enjoy biscuits for dinner, use them as a substitute for regular dinner rolls, or combine them with chicken and veggies, like in this chicken and biscuits recipe. It’s an easy solution to weeknight supper as it can be made in just half an hour.
  • tip 5
    Are you looking for a gluten-free option? Try our delicious gluten-free biscuit recipe which uses gluten-free Bisquick™ mix for delicious and easy-to-make biscuits.


250 Calories, 16 g Total Fat, 3 g Protein, 24 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
16 g
Saturated Fat
6 g
20 mg
590 mg
80 mg
Total Carbohydrate
24 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1 1/2 Starch; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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