Flaky, fluffy, buttery, and soft, these easy homemade biscuits come together with only a handful of ingredients you already have at home!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, very cold and diced into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 cup whole milk, very cold
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter or fork until butter is the size of small peas.
- Slowly pour in the milk and mix just until combined. Once the batter forms into a soft dough, use your hands to fold in the dry pieces that haven’t been incorporated. Be careful not to overmix. Note that the dough will be slightly sticky.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and pat it into a 3/4-inch thick disk. Flour a biscuit cutter (or the rim of a glass) and cut out rounds of dough. Place biscuits onto prepared baking sheets.
- Bake biscuits for 13 to 16 minutes, or until tops are just golden brown. Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter (optional) and serve warm.
- To get an extra golden top: Once the biscuits are done, turn on the broiler to high and broil for 30 seconds to 1 minute (but keep a close eye on the biscuits so that they don't burn).
- To store: Allow biscuits to completely cool and then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can also freeze them in an ziploc bag for up to 3 months.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes