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Cornmeal Biscuits

Cornmeal gives biscuits a slight crunchiness and a golden hue.

  • servings: 4




  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out dough
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces, plus more for topping, if desired
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon nonfat buttermilk
  • Honey (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, cut butter into flour mixture. Using a wooden spoon, stir in 3/4 cup buttermilk until the mixture holds together.

  2. Step 2

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to a 1-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch-round cookie cutter or a drinking glass, cut out eight rounds, and place on prepared parchment; discard scraps of dough. Brush tops of biscuits with remaining tablespoon buttermilk. Bake until golden and puffy, about 12 minutes. If desired, spread with butter or honey. Serve warm.

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Reviews (3)

  • 8 Jul, 2012

    These tasted great. I served them with Sweet cherry butter from Handsome Brook Farm. Out of sight!

  • 21 Feb, 2012

    Absolutely delicious!

  • 31 Jan, 2011

    My family and I love this recipe! The cornmeal gives them wonderful flavor and texture. I use whole wheat flour and they turn out lovely. Definitely my go-to biscuit recipe!