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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.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: cream biscuits, four ingredients biscuits
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Katie Shaw


  • Baking Sheet
  • Pastry brush


For the biscuits

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

For brushing on top

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Prep. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut butter into flour. 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
    bowl of dry ingredients and butter
  • Add cream. 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.
    mixing bowl and counter top with dough
  • Roll out and cut. 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.
    counter with dough rolled out and cut with round cutter
  • Bake. 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.
    fully baked biscuits on counter


Be sure your butter is cold or it won't properly mix in with the flour
I recommend White Lily brand self-rising flour.
To create your own self-rising flour, use
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (remove a tablespoon or so)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.2mg