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Cornmeal Biscuits

These delicious biscuits were an instant hit!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Cornmeal Biscuits
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons very cold butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon butter melted for tops


  • Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.  Either grate or cut in very small pieces the 6 tablespoon of cold butter into the flour mixture. Mix until flour is like coarse crumbs.  Add buttermilk and stir until all ingredients come together into a ball.  Turn out on floured surface and pat or roll out to about 1/2 inch thick.  I used a 2 inch biscuit cutter but you can use whatever you want or have available, even a glass will do.
  • Place on ungreased baking pan and brush tops with the 2 tablespoons of melted butter.  Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for about 10 to 12 minutes making sure the bottoms do not burn.  I turn on broiler to brown tops for a minute because we like them kind of crunchy on top.


Makes 12 biscuits.