Buttermilk Sugar Biscuits

Buttermilk Sugar Biscuits in Bread Bowl with butter and jam

Buttermilk-Cream-Biscuits-Body-2Biscuits in the south are a tradition and our buttermilk sugar biscuits is our version of the southern classic. It seems that every household in the deep south has their own special recipe for biscuits. Our house is no different. Nothing gives me more joy on a Saturday or Sunday morning than whipping up a batch of buttermilk sugar biscuits for breakfast.

My wife and I have worked on our own biscuit recipe for the past few years. We could always make a solid biscuit, but it was never exactly what we were looking for. We have tried traditional southern biscuit recipes, buttermilk biscuits, and cream biscuits. Cream biscuits were our jam for a while, but we finally came across a buttermilk biscuit recipe that was also the cat’s meow. We could never decide on which recipe to make for breakfast, so we combined them! Through experimentation, my wife and I were able to combine the best of both cream biscuits and buttermilk biscuits.


Buttermilk Sugar Biscuits

A delicious biscuit recipe that’s a blend of buttermilk and cream biscuits.

  • Author: Ron Unz
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Southern


  • 2 cups flour plus 1/4 cup for dusting counter tops
  • 2 tbsp. table sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 tbsp. butter, cold
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl. Mix with a whisk to distribute everything evenly.
  3. Cut in the butter using your hands, fork, or pastry cutter. We prefer using our hands because it’s a little quicker, but a little more messy.
  4. Mix in 3/4 of the buttermilk and bring together. If your dough feels too dry, use a little bit more butter milk. The exact amount of buttermilk you need will vary depending on the flour.
  5. Dust counter with 1/8 of a cup of flour.
  6. Pour dough out onto the counter.
  7. Using your hands, smash the dough into one mass.
  8. Using your hands to flatten the dough until it’s roughly 1/2 inch thick.
  9. Fold the dough in half and flatten again until 1/2 inch thick.
  10. Repeat the folding and flattening steps 6-8 times. This is an important steps as this gives the biscuits layers.
  11. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out until it’s a 1/4 inch thick.
  12. Use a biscuit cutter or pastry ring to cut the biscuits into the size your prefer. Push straight down through the dough and then twist the ring slightly
  13. Place your biscuits onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes. The thinner you make your biscuits the shorter the cooking time.
  14. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  15. Slather each biscuit in butter and/or jam.


  • Serving Size: 1 Biscuit
  • Calories: 173
  • Sugar: 3.7 g
  • Sodium: 310 mg
  • Fat: 7.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 19 mg



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A delicious biscuit recipe that's a blend of buttermilk and cream biscuits.
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