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Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

These Baking Powder Biscuits are soft, fluffy, buttery and so quick to make.  With just a few easy steps, you’ll have delicious homemade biscuits to rival anything from the can in no time.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time14 minutes
Total Time34 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 210kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • cup Butter room tempreture
  • ¾ cup Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter melted, to brush on after baking

Egg Wash

  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add room temperature butter and use a fork or pastry blender to mix. The mixture should resemble coarse crumbs.
  • Make a well in the center of the butter and flour mixture, then add milk all at once and mix just until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl (dough will be sticky and a little lumpy). Let the dough rest for 2-3 minutes.
  • On a floured surface, lightly knead dough by hand until smooth (about 30 seconds), then roll dough out with a rolling pin until the dough is even and about ¾" thick.
  • Cut dough with a 3-4" round biscuit cutter or the bottom of a cup/jar (you can also cut into squares using a sharp knife) and place 1-2" apart on a lightly greased baking dish.
  • Use your thumb and make a small indent on the top of the biscuit. (This will help them rise straigh on all sides)
  • Beat egg in a small bowl with the milk. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the biscuits.
  • Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 12-14 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter if desired. Serve warm, and enjoy!



Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 2mg