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cream biscuits on red checked towel in white dish

Cream Biscuits

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 biscuits 1x


These cream biscuits are super simple, flaky, and fluffy and the perfect vessel for all your favorite biscuit toppings, whether you love butter, jam, gravy, or anything else!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/4 cups cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Stir in cream until everything comes together into a dough, without over-mixing.
  4. Turn out onto floured counter, press dough to 3/4-inch thickness, and use biscuit cutter, metal canning ring, or a floured cup rim to cut biscuits.
  5. Pat together remaining dough to form as many biscuits as possible.
  6. Bake on a stone or heavy baking sheet for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden.
  7. Serve hot with butter and jam.


  • Milk won't work in this recipe. Since there isn't butter or other fats in this recipe, you need the fat from the cream.
  • Recipe from my friend Emily at One Lovely Life; she shared it ages ago and I've loved it ever since.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Category: side
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cream biscuits, homemade biscuits, biscuit recipe