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Honey Butter Biscuit Recipe

This honey butter biscuit recipe only takes roughly 20 minutes to make, and only one bite to dazzle your friends and family.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: flaky biscuits, honey biscuits, honey butter biscuits
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 4 tsp buttermilk powder
  • 6 1/2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable shortening cold
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter cut into cubes, divided, freeze 1 ½ tbsp
  • 2 tsp honey


  • Preheat the oven to 410°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Making the buttermilk blend: In a small bowl, gradually add water to buttermilk powder while mixing to dissolve. Set aside.
  • Making the dough: Using a food processor, blend flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Then add cold vegetable shortening and 1 ½ tbsp cold butter. Pulse a couple of times to mix the fat in until you no longer see chunks of butter. Add the buttermilk blend from step 2, one tablespoon at a time, while pulsing on and off. Once the dough starts to clump together, transfer to a clean work surface.
  • Forming the biscuits: Using a bench scraper, gather the clumps and press into a rectangle. Lightly dust a rolling pin with flour and gently roll it out to 1-inch thick. Fold the dough in half. Gently roll it out and fold it in half again. Repeat 5 times. Finally roll the dough into a 4”x8” rectangle, about ⅓-inch thick. Lightly flour a knife and cut the dough into 8 2”x2” square pieces. Transfer the biscuits to the lined baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.
  • Making the glaze: melt the remaining ½ tbsp butter and honey in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Once fully incorporated, turn off the heat and set aside.
  • Glazing the biscuits: After 8 minutes, take the biscuits out of the oven. Brush with half of the honey butter sauce. Bake for 2 more minutes.
  • Final touches: Remove the biscuits from the oven and brush with the remaining honey butter sauce. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg