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Lazy Biscuits

Swear off canned biscuits for good with this recipe for Lazy Biscuits. No rolling or cutting required with this easiest biscuit recipe ever.

Southern Living MAY 2014

  • Yield: Makes 14
  • Hands-on: 15 Minutes
  • Total: 25 Minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups chilled buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 475°. Whisk together flour and sugar in a large bowl.

2. Stir together buttermilk and 1/2 cup melted butter in a small bowl. (Butter will clump.) Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until dough pulls away from sides of bowl. Drop dough by level scoops, 1 inch apart, onto a parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan. (Use a 2-inch cookie scoop.)

3. Bake at 475° for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with 2 Tbsp. melted butter, and serve.


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