Best Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

A classic easy biscuit recipe that will fill the house with sweet aromas of home cooking.


2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup milk (+ 1 tbsp)


Preheat oven to 450F.

Cut dry ingredients and butter together, then pour milk in.

Mix with a fork, but use clean hands to make sure that all dry ingredients get mixed in.

Put onto a floured board and knead lightly 4 or 5 times.

Pat dough into a square.

Fold in half to make a rectangle, the fold again in half.

Pat gently down into a square.

Cut into even biscuits and place on ungreased pan.

Bake 12-15 minutes.

Makes 12 biscuits.