Homemade Biscuits from Scratch (With Baking Video)

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These homemade biscuits are a staple in our household. You’ll soon find that they are a must-have for your family table as well.

The Best Homemade Biscuits from Scratch - Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

I call these the “Winning” biscuits. Because for 18 years, I had tried various biscuit recipes, never finding THE recipe that would work. They always came out hard, dense, floury-tasting, and just plain icky! The best biscuits that were made in this household, were out of a bag from the freezer section of the store.

Sad, I know.

But I kept searching, and finally decided to play around and make some alterations, and AT LAST! Perseverance paid off.

In our house, we finally had a winner! These biscuits are crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside, and make a regular appearance around here. And best of all, no special trips to the dairy section for buttermilk.

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The Best Homemade Biscuits from Scratch - Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Watch how to make these Homemade Biscuits in this Video Tutorial:

These biscuits are perfect whether they are drizzled with Chocolate Gravy or topped with a Classic Sausage Gravy.

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“Winning” Biscuits

The Best Homemade Biscuits from Scratch - Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Winning Biscuits are our favorite biscuits of all time.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tb sugar
  • 1/3 c cold butter
  • 3/4 c plus 2-3 Tb whole milk


  1. To begin, preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  3. Cut the butter into pieces, and drop into the flour mixture. With a pastry blender, fork or knives, cut the butter into the mixture until all of the butter pieces are smaller than a pea.
  4. Stir in 3/4 c of the milk, and add 2-3 Tb more as needed to just mix together the dough.
  5. On a floured surface, pat out the dough mixture to a smooth flat shape, about 3/4 inch thick. With a biscuit cutter or glass, cut biscuits, placing them on a baking stone/baking sheet. Form the scraps together and re-cut biscuits.
  6. Take the final scraps and form them into a biscuit by hand. This usually makes around 10 biscuits, depending on how you pat out the dough.
  7. Bake for about 10-13 minutes, or until just golden on top.
  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 480mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

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1 thought on “Homemade Biscuits from Scratch (With Baking Video)”

  1. These biscuits taste so much like the wonderful biscuits that my aunt’s maid fixed when I was a child. I’m thrilled to have found a recipe that replicate her biscuits. What is your recommended way to reheat these biscuits after removing from the freezer?


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