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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Buttermilk Biscuits - A McDonald's Copycat Recipe

Here is a simple recipe I found to replicate those light and tender biscuits served on the McDonald's breakfast menu. I did have to modify it just a bit to use real butter and my homemade Bisquick mix. The preparation time is only about 10 minutes if you have Bisquick and buttermilk on hand. 

  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix (Don't have Bisquick? Make your own with this easy Bisquick recipe.)
  • 2/3 cups buttermilk (Don't have buttermilk? Add 1/2 teaspoon of white vinegar to the milk and let it sit for about 30 minutes.)
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar (Don't have sugar? I see a trip to the store in your future.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and divided


  • Preheat oven to 450° F.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine the Bisquick, buttermilk, sugar, salt and half of the melted butter. Mix until well blended. You will probably have to get a hand into the dough to mix it properly. I recommend only using one hand, so the other hand isn't too sticky for the next steps.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 30 seconds, or until the dough becomes elastic, but don't over knead the dough or you'll wind up with tough biscuits. 
  • Roll the dough to about 3/4­inch thick and cut out the biscuits with a 3 ­inch cutter. I don't have a 3 inch cutter, so I use the ring from a Mason jar.
  • Arrange the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden on top and have doubled in height.
  • Remove the biscuits from the oven and brush the tops with the remaining butter while they are still hot from the oven.
  • Serve warm.

This should make about 8 biscuits. The first time I made these, I got 10 because I rolled them too thin. They were still light and delicious.

Thanks to Todd Wilbur and for the inspiration.

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