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All of my dad's secrets for how to make homemade biscuits! These things are so light and fluffy and perfect!

Easy Homemade Biscuits

Soft, fluffy, and so tender! These are my dad's famous biscuits and he shared all of his tips and tricks with me to get them just right. We've gotten so many comments from readers who have never been able to make proper biscuits that this recipe is foolproof and delicious!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, easy breakfast recipes, family recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 biscuits
Calories 158kcal


  • 1 cup flour, plus more as needed
  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Add the flour, Bisquick, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda to a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine the dry ingredients thoroughly.
  • Add two tablespoons of the butter to the dough and use a spoon to press it into the flour mixture. I find it easiest to smear the butter against the sides of the bowl while working it into the flour. Once the first two tablespoons are completely incorporated, add in the last two tablespoons and repeat the process.
  • Pour in the milk and stir with a spoon until just combined. The dough will likely be too wet. Add in more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough is just dry enough to handle. Dough should come away clean from your fingers when you touch it, but stick to your fingers if you pinch it.
  • Dump dough onto a well floured work surface. Sprinkle lightly with flour.
    man sprinkling flour over biscuit dough.
  • Fold dough over on itself three times.
  • Use your hands to pat the dough to 3/4 of an inch high.
    man patting biscuit dough out.
  • Cut dough out with biscuit cutter and place on baking sheet. Let sit 5 minutes before baking.
    man cutting biscuit dough with biscuit cutter.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until tops are just beginning to turn golden. Do not overbake these!
    homemade biscuits on baking sheet.



You may use buttermilk in place of regular milk, if desired. 
Add more flour as needed, one tablespoon at a time, to bring the dough together. 
Set a timer for 10 minutes and keep a close eye on the biscuits as every oven is different.


Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 226mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1mg