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Four-Ingredient Cream Biscuits

An easy biscuit recipe that's ready to serve in 30 minutes. High-rising, golden brown, and delicious.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: cream biscuits, four ingredients biscuits
Servings: 12 biscuits
Author: Katie Shaw


  • Baking Sheet
  • Pastry brush


For the biscuits

  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter diced
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

For brushing on top

  • 2 tablespoons buter


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the diced butter. Using a pastry blender, two knives, or your hands, mix in the butter until it has broken down into smaller pieces and looks grainy
  • Pour in the cream and gently stir using a spatula. The dough will be slightly sticky but should hold its shape. Place dough on a clean counter or large cutting board. Knead a few times with your hands until it smooths out.
  • Turn the dough out onto the counter and roll it out with a rolling pin until it’s ¾ inch thick. Cut out rounds using a 2¼ round biscuit cutter. Place the rounds on the baking sheet so that they are touching.
  • Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. Brush generously on top of the dough, using all the butter. Bake the biscuits for 16 minutes. Serve hot.


Be sure your butter is cold or it won't properly mix in with the flour
I recommend White Lily brand self-rising flour.