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, soft on the inside, and make a regular appearance around here. And best of all, no special trips to the dairy section for buttermilk.

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.

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

“Winning” Biscuits

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Winning Biscuits are our favorite biscuits of all time.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast or Brunch Foods, Quick Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 10 biscuits
Calories 161 kcal



  • To begin, preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • 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.
  • Stir in 3/4 c of the milk and add 2-3 Tb more as needed to just mix together the dough.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake for about 10-13 minutes, or until just golden on top.
  • Enjoy!



Serving: 1cCalories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 480mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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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?

5 from 3 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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