Whipping Cream Biscuits

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These Whipping Cream Biscuits are delicate, tender and lightly sweet, with a delicious hint of tang. Such a joy to make and eat. If you shop at Whole Foods Market, you may have tried their “Cream Biscuits” from the bakery.

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This easy southern recipe produces thick, rich biscuits that tend to crumble apart in delicious, flaky layers. The tops are brushed with butter or cream, and sprinkled with white sparkling sugar.

Much like a scone, whipping cream biscuits can be enjoyed at breakfast, brunch or teatime. They can be eaten plain. But they’re even more tasty when slathered with butter, honey or jam.

These cream biscuits are also perfect for assembling strawberry shortcakes. Slice them in half, then layer strawberries in the middle and on top. Garnish this dessert with freshly-made vanilla whipped cream.

RECIPE CREDIT: I received this recipe from Steven Kahn. His mother Betty was passionate about culinary arts. While attending cooking school, she had a hand-typed binder of recipes, including this southern favorite.

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🛒 ingredients

  • All-Purpose Flour: Provides strength and structure to hold the recipe ingredients together.
  • Granulated Sugar: Adds the ideal amount of sweetness.
  • Baking Powder: A leavening ingredient for the perfect rise.
  • Fine Kosher Salt: Balances the flavor of the other ingredients.
  • Unsalted Butter: Adds richness, moisture and a buttery flavor.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Is the star ingredient for these fabulous whipping cream biscuits.
  • Melted Butter: Or more whipping cream for brushing.
  • White (coarse) Sparkling Sugar: We sprinkle it over the top of the biscuits. It provides sparkle, sweetness and a crunchy texture.
How to Make Whipping Cream Biscuits

📖 RECIPE STEPS

RECIPE PREP: Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • STEP 1: In a large mixing bowl, whisk dry ingredients together: flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add butter to the bowl. Cut it into the mixture by rubbing it into the flour with your fingertips until you achieve a crumbly mixture. Or use a fork or pastry cutter instead.
  • STEP 2: Add heavy whipping cream to the bowl. With a rubber spatula, stir until just combined and a shaggy dough forms.
  • STEP 3: Turn the dough out on a lightly-floured board. Quickly knead the dough 5 times (with the heels of your hands press downward and outward, then fold the dough in half and repeat the process). Note: Small lumps of butter may be visible within the dough – and that’s okay.
  • STEP 4: Pat the dough to a thickness of 3/4 inches. Cut the dough into rounds with a 2-inch biscuit (or the rim of a glass). Try to cut the biscuits close together to minimize re-rolling which can make the dough tougher and the biscuits heavier. Gather the dough scraps together and cut out the remaining biscuits.
  • STEP 5: Place whipping cream biscuits on the prepared tray. Brush the tops with melted butter (or heavy whipping cream) and sprinkle with white sparkling sugar. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until biscuits are light golden blonde. Break one open to make sure it’s baked through.

🍞 How to serve cream biscuits: They can be served warm or at room temperature. They’re best enjoyed on the same day they’re made.

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These are the most commonly-asked questions for making the BEST whipping cream biscuits, and the most helpful answers for recipe success.

Why brush the tops of the biscuits with butter or cream?

It’s not for flavor or browning. Instead, it’s because a moist top allows the biscuits to rise. A dry/hard top tends to act as a barrier to rising. The moisture also helps sparkling sugar to adhere to the top of the biscuits.

How long do cream biscuits last?

When stored at room temperature in an airtight container they’ll stay fresh for up to 3 days. But cream biscuits are at their height of flavor and texture on the same day they’re made.

How to make hard leftover biscuits softer?

Wrap the biscuit in a damp paper towel. Microwave for 15 to 20 seconds, or until warm. Do not overheat.

Can cream biscuits be frozen?

Yes. After they’ve cooled completely, gently wrap each biscuit in plastic wrap and arrange in a flat layer inside a zip-top freezer bag. Press out the excess air. Freeze toward the back of the freezer for up to 1 month.

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These whipping cream biscuits are delicate, tender and sweet, with a touch of tang. Their tops are brushed with melted butter or cream and sprinkled with sparkling sugar.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fine kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into tiny pieces and chilled in the freezer (for 1520 minutes)
  • 1 1/8 cups cups heavy whipping cream
  • Melted butter (or whipping cream), for brushing
  • White sparkling sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions

RECIPE PREP: Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk dry ingredients together: flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add butter to the bowl. Cut it into the mixture by rubbing it into the flour with your fingertips until you achieve a crumbly mixture. Or use a fork or pastry cutter instead.
  2. Add heavy whipping cream to the bowl. With a rubber spatula, stir until just combined and a shaggy dough forms.
  3. Turn the dough out on a lightly-floured board. Quickly knead the dough 5 times (with the heels of your hands press downward and outward, then fold the dough in half and repeat the process). Note: Small lumps of butter may be visible within the dough – and that’s okay.
  4. Pat the dough to a thickness of 3/4 inches. Cut the dough into rounds with a 2-inch biscuit (or the rim of a glass). Try to cut the biscuits close together to minimize re-rolling which can make the dough tougher and the biscuits heavier. Gather the dough scraps together and cut out the remaining biscuits.
  5. Place whipping cream biscuits on the prepared tray. Brush the tops with melted butter (or heavy whipping cream) and sprinkle with white sparkling sugar. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until biscuits are a  light golden blonde. Break one open to make sure it’s baked through.

Notes

How to serve cream biscuits: These biscuits are also considered scones. They can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature for breakfast or dessert. Though they’ll last up to 3 days in an airtight container on the countertop, they taste best when enjoyed on the same day they’re made.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
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56 Comments

  1. Made this yesterday, forgot to take a picture. It was easy and yummy. Made half the recipe, was able to make 18pcs. Tasted 1 right after baking and is was good, brought some to work and is was a hit. Though i person did not like it so much. Had 4pcs left over amd had it for breakfast straight out of the ref with drizzle of honey and i atill like it.






    1. Steve, you are absolutely welcome! I know these Southern Whipping Cream Biscuits will end up being a beloved staple in your house. :-)

  2. My daughter would love these! Saving this for later use (weekend bake for the upcoming holiday break)!






    1. Mag, thank you for your sweet comment! These whipping cream biscuits are wonderful to have on hand for breakfast, snacks and dessert. One of my favorite ways of serving these is with strawberries and whipped cream – they make wonderful homemade Strawberry Shortcakes.

  3. I am southern so biscuits are an absolute yes! These look so so so good I’m ready to get in the kitchen to make them!






    1. Yay! Megan, with this easy-to-make recipe you’ll have a beautiful batch of delicious southern whipping cream biscuits ready to eat in no time flat. Enjoy! :-)

  4. This looks so good! I haven’t made this at home and I’m sure the kids and I will enjoy this so much! Thanks for the recipe! I cannot wait to try it!






    1. Thanks so much Amanda! I know you and your kiddos will love these yummy whipping cream biscuits. Happy summer to you and the kids. :-)

  5. Wow! I’ve had this before but I never thought of making them. Thanks for the recipe and I sure would love to give it a try! It’s perfect for breakfast or as a side. It’s also a nice snack in the afternoon with some tea or coffee.

    1. These whipping cream biscuits are super versatile and can be enjoyed any time of day! I love to enjoy mine the first thing in the morning with a pat of butter and a drizzling of honey. Elizabeth, thanks a million for taking the time to leave a comment. :-)

  6. These look so amazing. My grandmother used to make fresh ones like these and I loved them. I might have to try and give them a go myself. Thanks for sharing this and giving out this.






  7. I have never tried whipping cream biscuits but I am excited to try them out because they look amazing! I bet they would be tasty with a cup of coffee or tea x

  8. Wow these biscuits are sure delicious! Seems so delicate and yummy at the same time!






    1. Thank you so much for this recipe. Got snowed in and couldn’t make it out to the store for more ingredients—turns out I didn’t need em to make delicious biscuits! These turned out amazing! Will definitely make again soon!






  9. These biscuits look amazing but you haven’t had decadent until you tried my granny’s recipe.

  10. These biscuits look so delicious! My family has a lot of get-togethers with a lot of food and everyone brings something to eat. Up until now, I’ve never really known what to bring. I think these are going to be my addition – I mean, everyone loves biscuits, right? ;)






  11. Oohhhh…. these biscuits look amazing! I’m not sure I’ll be bold enough to try. I can just imagine how wrong I could get these, but maybe one day I’ll feel brave.

    1. We round women love this recipe! Everyone deserves a break between opining about domestic politics (who cares about my opinion), devouring chic lit (next book will be substantive non-fiction, I promise), and gushing endlessly about our grands.






      1. Sierra, you’ve just made my morning so much brighter! I wish I could reach through my screen to yours with a fresh batch of these Southern Whipping Cream Biscuits. They’d be my gift to you. Many wishes for a delightful day!

  12. This is going to be a great recipe to try this weekend. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make these tomorrow. I am sure they will be a hit.






    1. These whipping cream biscuits are super versatile and can be enjoyed any time of day! I love to enjoy mine the first thing in the morning with a pat of butter and a drizzling of honey. Elizabeth, thanks a million for taking the time to leave a comment. :-)

  13. These look delicious! Always looking for good biscuit recipes! Definitely going to try this out next time I make biscuits and gravy. Love the small batch option too!






    1. Three cheers for biscuits and gravy! These whipping cream biscuits, minus the sugar sprinkles on top, are absolutely excellent for making biscuits and gravy. What you’ll love most is how versatile these little beauties are: breakfast, tea time, dinner, and dessert – you can use them to make scrumptious homemade strawberry shortcakes. :-)

    1. Hello Lynn. What’s so amazingly awesome about this cream biscuit recipe is how quick and easy it is to make. You can start with a small batch and the next time double the recipe. :-)

    1. Jessica, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment about this southern whipping cream biscuit recipe. I really appreciate it! :-)

  14. Can I just say YUM! Your pictures are beautiful as well which makes me even more hungry now that we’re nearing lunch time! I never though to add honey to my biscuits but seriously, what a GREAT idea! I’ll be pinning this for later!






    1. Hayden, you are just too sweet! Your comment just made my morning brighter. Thank you so much for pinning my cream biscuits recipe to Pinterest. I appreciate that so much. Many good wishes for a beautiful weekend! :-)

    1. Hi Emily! You’re absolutely right. These yummy cream biscuits are very much like scones. I love slathering them with butter, honey or jam. So delicious. :-)

    1. Aww..Thank you Kaylee! I’m so happy that you love the look of these yummy Southern Whipping Cream Biscuits. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. :-)