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Homemade biscuits in a black basket lined with a checkered cloth.

How to Make Biscuits

Here’s how to make biscuits that are so light and fluffy, they practically float off the plate right into your mouth. They’re seriously easy to make, too; you don’t even need a pastry blender to make the best biscuits ever—just a bowl and a spoon.
Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 273kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (15 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/4 cups heavy cream plus more as needed


  • Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Stir in cream until combined, about 30 seconds. Turn out dough onto lightly floured counter, gather into ball, and knead briefly until smooth, about 30 seconds.  If dough is too crumbly, add an additional teaspoon of heavy cream to get smooth dough.  Repeat if necessary.
  • Shape dough into 3/4-inch-thick round. Dip 2 1/2-inch round biscuit cutter in flour and cut out biscuits, recombining scraps as needed to yield 12 biscuits. Place rounds on prepared baking sheet. (Baking sheet with biscuits can be wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 2 hours.)
  • Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through baking. Transfer to wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. 


Calories: 273kcal