Makes 1 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut 1/2 cup butter into flour with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Add whipping cream, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Step 2

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 3 or 4 times. Roll or pat dough to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch round cutter; place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Step 3

Bake at 400° for 13 to 15 minutes. Brush biscuits with 1/4 cup melted butter.

Step 4

* 3/4 cup buttermilk and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, stirred together, may be substituted for whipping cream.

Ratings & Reviews

suzy72's Review

October 13, 2011
Over kneading will cause your biscuits not to rise very high.be careful to not over knead and handle the dough to much. great recipe and very easy.

aprilmayjune's Review

August 10, 2009
These turned out ok. I never made biscuits before, and I think I did pretty good with this recipe. They didn't rise much, but I think it's because I ended up adding too much whipping cream to it. And, I might have over kneaded it. BUT all-in-all, this is great recipe for when you want a quick simple biscuit. :)

LeahMarie's Review

February 25, 2009
Everyone agrees that these are the best tasting biscuits ever (and they're the easiest). They don't rise up a lot but no one seems to mind. They don't need any additional butter on them.