Maw Maw's Biscuits


This classic Southern biscuit recipe can be up to two months ahead.

Maw Maw's Biscuits Basket
Photo: Con Poulos
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 6 cup self-rising flour

  • ¾ cup cold butter, cut into cubes

  • 2 ¼ cup cold milk

  • 6 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place the flour and 3/4 cup butter In a large bowl. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour until crumbly. Add the milk and mix with a fork just until moistened. Knead the dough a few times until dough comes together, then roll to 1/2-inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut into 3-inch rounds. Reroll and cut scraps.

  2. Place the biscuits on ungreased baking sheets. Generously brush the melted butter on top of the biscuits and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  3. Place leftover biscuits in a resealable freezer bag; seal, label, and freeze for up to 2 months. Wrap frozen biscuits in foil and warm in a 350°F. oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
11g Fat
29g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 539mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 163mg 13%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 88mg 2%
Folate, total 75.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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