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Easy Butter Biscuit Recipe (KFC Copycat Biscuits!)

I am super picky about my biscuits and I’ve always loved KFC’s biscuits.  At home, the blue 4-pack of Pillsbury mini biscuits used to be my go to.  These were great for an easy butter biscuit to have with dinner. Then Pillsbury discontinued them. Even with many customers protesting on their Facebook page, they have not brought them back. I’ve tried other brands and, sadly, they just haven’t measured up.  Along with a variety of homemade biscuit recipes that still weren’t quite there, I’ve been left disappointed.  Then I tried the bag of frozen Pillsbury biscuits and found something I loved again.  What I didn’t love was the price.  FINALLY though, I’ve found a homemade Easy Butter Biscuit Recipe that is so easy to make and tastes great!  Soft, flaky, and a big hit with the entire family.  Homemade, this Easy Butter Biscuit Recipe for the win!

Easy Butter Biscuits Recipe - All Purpose Biscuit Recipe made in just one bowl!

Why I Love This Easy Butter Biscuit Recipe

First off, you only need one bowl for this easy butter biscuit recipe, which makes it quite appealing.  As a mom to five and currently a foster mom to an extra three, more dishes is the last thing I need.  And not only is it one bowl, it’s actually a food processor which means NO STIRRING!  I’m so giddy about this!  (Of course, if you don’t have a food processor, you definitely can still make these and use a fork to blend your ingredients.  That method just takes a little more work but is totally doable for amazing easy butter biscuits as the result.)

Delicious Easy Butter Biscuit Recipe

Not only are they delicious, these homemade butter biscuits are easy to make!

  1. In your food processor bowl, add the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and butter.
    One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}
  2. Top with milk.
    One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}
  3. Pulse several times until the dough is mixed and starts to come together.
    One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}
  4. Pour the dough out onto a well-floured surface.
    One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}
  5. Pat into a rectangular shape, measuring about 1 inch thick.
    One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}
  6. Fold over and gently pat again.
    One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}
  7. Repeat one more time with one last fold.
    One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}
  8. End with a 1 inch thick rectangular shape.
    One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}
  9. Use a glass to cut your All Purpose Biscuits.  IMPORTANT:  Do NOT twist the glass.  Just push straight down and pull straight up.  Crimping the edges by twisting will give you a more dense resulting biscuit as it seals the edges and they won’t bake as well.
    One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}
  10. Place cut biscuits onto a greased 12×18 pan.
    One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}
  11. Cover with a towel and let rest for 20 to 30 minutes.  (If you are short on time, you can skip this step as I’ve done it both ways and they turn out similar.  But I like this step as it allows me some time to prep the rest of the meal.)
    One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}
  12. Bake.
    Easy Butter Biscuits Recipe - All Purpose Biscuit Recipe made in just one bowl!
  13. And then enjoy!
    One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}

Print This Unbeatable Homemade Biscuit Recipe For Ease Of Use In The Kitchen

One Bowl All Purpose Butter Biscuits {Recipe}
Recipe Type: Side Item (Bread)
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 8
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold (not frozen) butter
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a 12×18 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, place all ingredients EXCEPT milk.
  4. Add milk on top.
  5. Pulse several times (typically 5-7) to blend dough.
  6. Pour dough out onto a well floured counter top.
  7. Pat your dough into a rough rectangular shape about 1 inch thick.
  8. Fold in half and pat out again.
  9. Repeat one last time, ending with a 1 inch rectangular shape.
  10. Take a glass and cut biscuits. Make sure to NOT twist the glass! Just press down and pull straight up. You want to avoid crimping the edges.
  11. Place cut biscuits onto prepared pan.
  12. Cover with a towel and let rest for 20 to 30 minutes. (This step is optional if you’re running short on time as they turn out similar both ways.)
  13. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Serve hot along with butter, honey, or jam for toppings.

I’ve made and served this recipe for my own family dozens of times as well as guests and get tons of compliments.  For our family of 7 and our friends’ family of 6, I made a double batch and we still had a few biscuits left over even!

Easy Butter Biscuits Recipe - All Purpose Biscuit Recipe


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Lauryn R

Thursday 26th of January 2023

I totally forgot about this copycat recipe! I make my own breadsticks and pizza dough but have yet to find the perfect biscuit recipe. I will be trying this tonight. Thank you so much for sharing!


Monday 19th of September 2022

Hi there! I found this recipe a few months ago and I love it! My biscuits were never higher! And it's so simple and quick although I mix by hand. Best wishes from Germany!

Vickie L Couturier

Sunday 26th of July 2020

i cannot make biscuits ,for some reason they just dont come out right,but im going to try this recipe and see how they go,

Dana Rodriguez

Monday 11th of May 2020

I love home made biscuits and these look good. I might try this next weekend :)

Ashley Chassereau Parks

Friday 22nd of November 2019

I'm still not good at making biscuits, but I'm determined to get better! I want to try to make another batch for Thanksgiving. I'd like to try these and add a little shredded cheese & see how that goes. It would be awesome if I could improve and make larger batches of biscuits to freeze for later.