Buttery Tender Baking Powder Biscuits |

Buttery, Tender Baking Powder Biscuits



  1. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees and grease a baking sheet or line with parchment and set aside.
  2. Put the flour, cream of tarter, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and mix with a wire whisk to combine.
  3. Add the butter. Cut into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter, or rub the flour and butter together with your fingers until it resembles course crumbs. Don’t over mix. It’s ok to have a few larger chunks of butter.
  4. Add the milk and stir with a wooden spoon, or with your hands, just until all the flour is moistened and the dough has barely come together into a sticky mass. Again, be careful not to over mix.
  5. Dump the dough out onto a floured counter top and knead 3-5 times, just until the dough has come together enough to gently pat it out into a 1/2 inch thick circle.
  6. Using a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass, cut out the biscuits and gently transfer them to the prepared baking sheet. Press the scraps together and cut out additional biscuits.
  7. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the melted butter and bake for 12-15 minutes, until light golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and brush with any remaining melted butter. Serve warm.