Pioneer Woman’s Buttermilk Biscuits

These Buttermilk Biscuits recipe has been one of our family favorites. The recipe is from my friend, Ree, aka The Pioneer Woman. These photos are from 2009, back when we didn’t know Ree. Nathan was just 5 years old, picked up Ree’s book and chose this recipe to make. Fast forward a few years later, Nathan is jumping on Ree’s bed, spending his birthday at the ranch and castrating cattle. ~jaden






Or let him…


Make them for you.

You might as well add flour and buttermilk to your grocery list right now.

The Pioneer Woman's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

Build them muscles, boy!

The Pioneer Woman's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe  rolling dough

Use your cookie cutters.

The Pioneer Woman's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe Making shapes

To make biscuits shaped like a doggy.


Or a….um…what is that???


The Pioneer Woman's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe


The Pioneer Woman's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe Nathan

Dang. ‘dem biscuits are good!

The Pioneer Woman's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe  Nathan2

Especially if they are shaped like ducks, cowboy boots and doggies.


Or even just regular shaped.

The Pioneer Woman's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe final photo

Enjoy them with The Pioneer Woman’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken. But don’t get caught stealing crispy bits off of Daddy’s plate when he’s are not looking. Oops.

The Pioneer Woman's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe I got caught

The only thing better? Goin’ to the Pioneer Woman’s Ranch and having birthday cake.


Pioneer Woman's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes

Pioneer Woman's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks


4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (3/4 tsp table salt)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup chilled shortening
1/3 cup cold butter (5 1/3 tablespoons) cut into pieces
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons melted butter


1. Preheat your oven to 450F.

2. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Stir together. Then add the chilled shortening and cold butter pieces.

3. With a pastry blender, cut in the shortening and butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

4. Pour in the buttermilk and mix gently with a fork until just combined. The dough will be a little sticky, not overly dry or crumbly.

5. Lightly flour a clean surface. Lightly dust your rolling pin with flour. Turn the dough out of the bowl and roll to a 1/2 to 3/4-inch thickness, depending on how thick you'd like your biscuits to be.

6. Cut rounds with a biscuit cutter and place them on a baking sheet.

7. Bake for 11-14 minutes, until golden brown. Do not underbake or the biscuits will be doughy. Brush the tops with melted butter.

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Comments 12

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  2. Marsha A

    I love that your son cooks!!!! I love that your are friends with Ree. I love her. I love your blog and your writing makes me smile! Thanks for being so down-to-earth!

  3. Rachel Cooks

    Love the photos. I made biscuits today for dinner but sorry to say, I didn’t enlist a helper to cut them up into whimsical shapes. It looks like you had more fun!

  4. Teresa Wise

    I have made these and they are great. I had to comment on these pics too. Those little hands are so cute holding that biscuit. Reminds me of my son at that age.

  5. Sneha

    This looks very yummy.this is my one of the fav dish and you have explained it very nicely. Thnks a lot for this nice recipe.

  6. Teresa Asman

    Remember if you don’t have Butter-Milk in your fridge, you can always add a teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice to your milk to give it that curdled / butter-milk look and flavour!

  7. Joni Gomez

    I love this lady REE she is so down to earth.She puts her heart soul into her cooking. I have learned a lot from her shows. What I like about most of all is her love for her family.

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