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Sour Cream Biscuits

Heavenly Home Cooking
These delicious light and flaky sour cream biscuits take only a handful of ingredients and come together in no time. Super simple, super delicious!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chilling Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 181 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour You can substitute pastry flour.
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder Double acting.
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter Frozen and grated.
  • 1 cup sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add butter and use a pastry cutter or the back of a fork to mix the butter in. Keep mixing until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  • Stir in sour cream.
  • Knead quickly to make a stiff dough. Try not to handle the dough any more than necessary. Do not overwork.
  • Sprinkle some flour on your work surface and roll the dough out to ½-inch thickness. Use a 3½-inch biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits. Place biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet.
    Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until biscuit tops are light golden brown.
    Serve warm with butter, jam or honey.


Use very cold butter and sour cream. It helps to freeze the butter then grate it right before adding it to the dry ingredients. Keep the sour cream in the refrigerator until right before use.
After cutting out the biscuits, refrigerate them for 15 minutes before baking. Refrigerating them helps the gluten in the flour to relax and it also causes the butter to harden again. Chilling the dough in this way will help create light and flaky biscuits.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 181kcal (9%)Carbohydrates: 17g (6%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fat: 12g (18%)Saturated Fat: 7g (44%)Trans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mg (10%)Sodium: 220mg (10%)Potassium: 52mg (1%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 356IU (7%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 85mg (9%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Total Servings 12 biscuits
Keyword easy, freezable, make-ahead, vegetarian
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