Buttery Biscuit Recipe

Buttery Biscuit Recipe

Making biscuits is a simple first baking project for kids. They'll learn some basic skills (measuring, kneading, and baking). But the best part is eating (and sharing!) their fresh-baked goodies with butter and jam.



Hands-on time:

15 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

1 hour


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup milk

Kids kitchen skills:

  • measuring
  • mixing
  • kneading
  • baking


  • mixing bowls
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • a pastry cutter or fork
  • large round cookie cutter
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper


Grown-up steps
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a large bowl.
  2. Cut the butter into small chunks. Use the pastry cutter or fork to mix the butter into the dry ingredients until the dough looks crumbly.
  3. Pour in the milk. Stir with a fork until it forms a rough ball.
  4. Transfer the dough to a countertop dusted with flour. Knead the dough a few times, then shape into a large ball. Pat the dough into a thick flat circle. The dough should be about 1/2 inch thick (it will double in thickness when it bakes).
  5. Flour the cookie cutter. Cut out the biscuits and place them on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake the biscuits for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a plate.

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