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3 biscuits stacked together on a white plate with a cast iron skillet and cookie cutter in the background.

Cast Iron Buttermilk Biscuits


Cast iron buttermilk biscuits are incredibly tender and 100% irresistible. A southern staple that everyone knows and loves, now made from love in your own kitchen!


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Crisco, Lard, or Shortening
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Using a pastry cutter, cut in Crisco or shortening until the dough has pea-sized clumps in it and is crumbly.
  4. Add in the buttermilk and gently mix until the dough has just come together. Do not over-mix!
  5. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and gently bring it together in a ball or round disk.
  6. With a rolling pin, gently roll out the dough until it is about 1/2-3/4" inches tall. With a round biscuit or cookie cutter, cut straight down into the dough and lift up. Repeat until all the dough has been used.
  7. Place the cut biscuits into a greased cast iron skillet (the biscuits can be close together and touch).
  8. With the remaining dough, gently bring it together and pat it out into a disk again. Cut out more biscuits and place them in the skillet. Repeat this process until all the dough has been used - being careful not to overwork the dough during this process.
  9. Place the cast iron skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and enjoy immediately hot and fresh with butter, honey, your favorite jams, or honey butter.


  • To grease the cast iron skillet, put a little bit of shortening on a paper towel and wrap around the skillet until the bottom and sides are lightly covered.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a zip-top bag for 3 days. These make excellent breakfast sandwiches too. Pop in the microwave for 10 seconds to gently warm again.
  • Biscuits can be frozen in an airtight zip-top bag for 6 months.
  • Use stale biscuits to make homemade breadcrumbs or Baked Southern-Style Cornbread and Biscuit Dressing.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 biscuit
  • Calories: 153
  • Sugar: 1.3 g
  • Sodium: 233.6 mg
  • Fat: 6.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.9 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.7 mg

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