Light and Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits (Freezer Biscuits)

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I just returned from the amazing SNAP! Conference. I had a fabulous time meeting up with blogging friends, and making a bunch of new ones. It is great to spend three days with women who totally “get you”! The classes were incredible, and I learned so much stuff my head is exploding. Hmm, maybe that explains the headache?

I am so grateful to my wonderful husband who kept things running while I was away. He kept the house clean, ran kids to practice, baked rolls for my son’s Prom night dinner, and did the laundry. No small feat with a two year old to chase after. I am truly blessed beyond measure.

Today I am sharing a recipe for the most amazing buttermilk biscuits I’ve ever sunk my teeth into. I got the recipe from a friend a few years ago, and I am kicking myself for not trying it sooner. These biscuits are epic. They are buttery and soft, and so fluffy I felt like I was biting into a cloud.
I served them with Chicken Ala King last week and I am not exaggerating when I say that my family adored them. They did not even ask for butter or jam, they just ate them plain. Inhaled is a better word actually. My 12 year old liked them so much he requested them for his birthday dinner– next February. When I returned from my trip, one of his first questions was, “Mom, you remember what I want for my birthday dinner next year, right?” Apparently he does not want me to forget about these biscuits! LOL!

As a bonus, you can prepare them ahead of time and just pop the un-baked biscuits in the freezer. I tried it, and they come out even more light and fluffy, which I didn’t even think was possible. You have got to give these a try people!

Light and Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits (Freezer Biscuits)

1 Tbsp yeast
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup warm water
5 cups flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter
2 cups buttermilk

Combine yeast, 2 tablespoons sugar, and warm water in a small bowl. Set aside for about 10 minutes or till bubbly. In a large bowl, combine flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and soda. Cut in butter till crumbly. Stir in yeast mixture and buttermilk just until ingredients hold together. Roll or pat dough to 1″ thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut out with a circle cookie cutter or the top of a glass. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake at 425° for about 15 minutes.

To freeze: After cutting biscuits into circles, place 1/2″ inch apart on cookie sheets and freeze. After frozen place in heavy duty ziplock bags. Store for up to 2 months.
To bake frozen biscuits, thaw completely on lightly greased cookie sheets, then bake at 425° for about 20-30 minutes.

-Makes about 3 dozen biscuits

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  1. just tried this recipe, turned out great. I added 1 tablespoon of salt and used 1 stick butter & 1/2 cup crisco instead of 2 sticks of butter.

  2. Trooppetrie says

    Thank you is not a strong enough word. I bake bread constantly but until this recipe I have never made good biscuits. We made cinnamon rolls out of the extra dough and they were amazing.

  3. Im new on homemade biscuits, never did them before!
    😉 do you know how can I get golden on top biscuits?

    • If you bake them long enough, they should have golden tops. If they brown too much on the bottom before the top turns golden, try baking them on a higher rack.

  4. Betty Richardson says

    Recipe sounds great but 30 minutes baking time at 425 degrees for thawed biscuits seems excessive. Is this correct?

    • Betty,
      When I baked mine from frozen, they took that long, which did surprise me. I think they were probably still a little frozen in the middle. I’ve updated the instructions to read 20-30 minutes. They do take longer to bake when they are cold. Just watch them closely.

      Hope that helps!

  5. I made these today AND do you know how many I’ve eaten??? They are way too delicious Kara…best biscuits ever!! So thank you for this recipe. 🙂

  6. Wow! What great reviews! My boys already love biscuits so I can’t wait to try these.

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