Amish Buttermilk Biscuits

You’ll love how easy these Amish Buttermilk Biscuits are. They come together in less than 30 minutes!

Amish Buttermilk Biscuits {Tastes of Lizzy T}

This is another one of our favorite Amish recipes from the Amish Cooking
Cookbook. You remember that delicious Amish Shortcake I posted awhile ago, don’t you? This is one of those quick, easy, side dishes-a simply perfect addition to any meal that you can whip up in about 5 minutes. Flour, salt, baking powder, soda, shortening, and buttermilk is all you need. 6 basic ingredients!

These rolls can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you are lucky enough to find any in the house the next morning, you’ll want to heat one up and spread on some butter and honey. Mmmmm. Not much better than melted butter and honey on a biscuit.

Amish Buttermilk Biscuits {Tastes of Lizzy T}

 These easy homemade Amish Buttermilk Biscuits are definitely not your normal biscuits.  They are slightly crispy on the outside, but chewy and soft on the inside.

Amish Buttermilk Biscuits {Tastes of Lizzy T}

Here are a couple of hints for making these biscuits:

*Don’t have buttermilk on hand? That’s OK…we never have it on hand either. But you can easily make buttermilk with milk and vinegar.  Just put one tablespoon of vinegar in a measuring cup.  Fill up the rest of the cup with milk and let it sit for 5 minutes.  Voila… 1 cup of buttermilk!  If you have half & half or heavy cream, you can use those in just the same way. If you need more than one cup for a different recipe, just make the same way, adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar to each cup of milk.

*There are two ways you can form these biscuits. There is a super easy way, and a way that takes just a bit longer, but is actually still fairly easy.  The fairly easy way is to roll out the dough to about 1/2 an inch thickness and use a round cutter to cut biscuits.  This will give you the perfect biscuit shape.  The super easy way is to drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet. It’s easier than rolling it out, and even though it doesn’t get the perfect circle, it still tastes amazingly good. We normally take the lazier route and drop the batter in clumps on the baking sheet:)

I love having buttery soft rolls for dinner, but sometimes my mom forgets until the last minute. These biscuits are really easy to whip up and stick in the oven at the last minute. Fresh, warm biscuits in about 20 minutes makes me smile!

Amish Buttermilk Biscuits {Tastes of Lizzy T}

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Amish Buttermilk Biscuits
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Fresh, homemade buttermilk biscuits are the perfect complement to your dinner!
Serves: 10 servings
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  1. Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix in the shortening until the mixture is crumbly. Add the buttermilk and mix just until combined. The dough will be sticky. Turn out the dough on a floured surface. Roll out to ½ inch thickness. Use a biscuit cutter to cut about 10 biscuits, rerolling the dough as needed. Place biscuit on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
If you're in a hurry, drop these by rounded tablespoons into a greased pan. They won't be a perfect biscuit shape, but they cook up just as nicely and tastes just as good!

Here’s our other favorite bread recipes:

Buttery Soft Rolls

Soft Buttery Rolls

Butter Dips

Butter Dips {Tastes of Lizzy T}


  1. says

    Hi Maddie and Lizzy, these buttermilk biscuits look so YUMMY – they’re like UK (English) scones which, to my shame, I’ve never made – but will definitely give your recipe a try – AND your buttery soft rolls! BTW I really love your blog (which I’ve discovered via Anyonita’s “Tasty Tuesdays link party” – I’m no 23 this week…)

    • Lizzy T says

      We love scones, but have never officially made them! We like buying them at the store. I’ll have to try making them at home!Thanks so much for stopping by…we’ll come check you out, too!

  2. says

    Found your site through Mr. Food. I have never attempted any kind of bread, but these look so good, I want to try them. I have a couple of questions ~ shortening? use liquid veg oil or solid? Second one ~ should I use my stand mixer to make these. Thanks

    • Lizzy T says

      Use solid shortening and you don’t have to use your stand mixer. The stand mixer would mix these too much, so they’re best made in a bowl and gently mixed by hand. Have fun making them! :)

  3. says

    I have tried this reciepe about 3 times and the biscuits do not rise to what your picture shows. I am truly looking for a good biscuit reciepr so I make my own sausage cheese egg sandwisch

    • Lizzy T says

      Hmmmm…are your baking soda and baking powder fresh? And are you using buttermilk? Those are the things that make them rise. We’ve not had a problem with them not rising. Maybe you could roll the dough a little thicker (3/4-1 inch thick?). You’d end up with less biscuits, but that is something that I’d try.

  4. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    I was intimidated by homemade biscuits for the longest time …. once I actually made them from scratch, I could never go back to mixes or tubes! They are super easy and soooo much better! Yours looks so flaky and tender! Stumbled and scheduled to pin!

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