Southern Whipping Cream Biscuits

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When it comes to comfort food, nothing beats the homemade goodness of Southern Whipping Cream Biscuits. They’re sweet and savory, and evoke feelings of simpler times. Like when a neighbor would come by to borrow a stick of butter, a few eggs or a cup of sugar. For me it’s childhood memories of my grandmother in her kitchen wearing an apron and scooping out flour from a giant bin in her walk-in pantry.

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Cream biscuits are the most delightful when served straight out of the oven with a pat of butter and a long drizzle of honey. For an even sweeter taste, lightly sprinkle white coarse sugar crystals over the top of the biscuits before baking. Because this type of sugar is often hard to find in local markets, I order my large sugar crystals on Amazon. This adds a bit of beautiful sparkle to the tops and provides that special bakery-style look.

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My Grandma Mercie rarely used recipes when whipping up staples reminiscent of country life growing up on a sugar beet farm. So our family only has a few of her handwritten recipes. This classic Southern Whipping Cream Biscuits recipe was gifted to me by my friend Steven Kahn. His mother Betty was passionate about the culinary arts. While attending cooking school she painstakingly hand-typed a binder full of recipes, including this traditional southern recipe for delicious whipping cream biscuits.

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Time flies, and now three generations of the Kahn family have enjoyed this whipping cream biscuit recipe. There’s a precious type of magic that’s stirred up when cooking family recipes. As an important part of family history they have the power to connect us to earlier generations, much like stories shared within families from years gone by. For Betty’s grandson Mike, these biscuits evoke wonderful memories of time spent with his grandmother. For me this recipe reminds me of my own grandmother’s buttery homemade biscuits.

Southern Whipping Cream Biscuits Recipe

This southern recipe produces thick, rich, flaky biscuits. If you’ve ever tasted the cream biscuits made in-house at a Whole Foods Market – these taste just like those. So scrumptious! Much like a scone they can be enjoyed at breakfast, brunch or teatime. Although terrific plain, they’re even more tasty with butter, honey or jam. Cream biscuits are also perfect for making strawberry shortcakes: slice in half, layer strawberries in the middle and on top, then use the remainder of the whipping cream from this recipe to make fresh whipped cream!

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How to Make Southern Whipping Cream Biscuits

Southern Whipping Cream Biscuits


Try this classic southern recipe for your next Sunday dinner.


  • 3 teaspoons white granulated sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into tiny pieces and briefly frozen (about 1520 minutes)
  • 2 cups + 1/4 cup whipping cream


  1. Adjust oven rack to the center. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients together.
  3. Add butter. Briskly blend with fingertips, dough whisk or fork until lightly incorporated.
  4. Add whipping cream and combine all ingredients until just moistened.
  5. Immediately transfer dough onto a lightly-floured pastry board. Knead 10 times. It’s perfectly okay if small lumps of butter are visible.
  6. Roll out dough to a thickness of 3/4 inches.
  7. Use a round biscuit cutter, 2-inches in diameter, or a square cutter. Cut cream biscuits close together to minimize re-rolling of the dough. (Re-rolling makes the dough tougher and the biscuits heavier.)
  8. Place whipping cream biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes. (Start keeping an eye on the biscuits after 10-11 minutes. The biscuits should be light on top and not too golden brown.)
  9. Serve the whipping cream biscuits warm or cooled.


For a smaller batch of Southern Whipping Cream Biscuits (approximately 7-8 biscuits):

  • 1 + 1/2 teaspoon white granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into tiny pieces and briefly frozen (about 15 – 20 minutes)
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Teatime, Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: whipping cream biscuits, southern biscuits, homemade biscuits

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Have you ever tried the whipping cream biscuits from the bakery at Whole Foods Market? Well these scrumptious biscuits are even more delicious than those! I’d love to hear about your favorite typeof biscuits in the comments below. I invite you to join the conversation!

56 thoughts on “Southern Whipping Cream Biscuits”

  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.

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

    • 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!

    • 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!

  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.

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

    • 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!

  8. 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? ;)

  9. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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!

  10. 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.

    • 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. :-)

  11. 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!

    • 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. :-)

    • 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. :-)

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

  12. 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!

    • 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! :-)

    • 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. :-)

    • 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. :-)


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