Brenda Gantt Biscuit Recipe (Homemade With Buttermilk)

Brenda Gantt Biscuit Recipe (Homemade)

Today I will show you the ingredients and cooking instructions for the homemade Brenda Gantt biscuits recipe.

I remember growing up my mother used to bake me these delicious cookies that I enjoyed eating now and then, especially during snack time with tea or coffee. These biscuits are Brenda Gantt which are soft yet fluffy and sweet and melt in your mouth as you bite it. 

The biscuits were first cooked by American cook Brenda Gantt and hence, the name. These are easy to bake at home with no unnecessary ingredients included. Everybody in your house may be a child or an adult will love them, especially the ones with sweet teeth. 

The biscuits are rich in protein, carbs and other healthy nutrients so, it won’t be a matter of tension for you if your children rely more on these biscuits. Moreover, these are gluten-free as well yet delicious. Here is how you can make these with the minimum effort. 

It’s possible to make Brenda Gantt biscuits at home

Beenda Gantt buttermilk biscuits

Yes, it is possible to make Brenda Gantt biscuits recipe at home. It can be better than the ready to eat as you will make it according to your taste preferences. These are super healthy to eat and can be eaten at any time of the day. 

Brenda Gantt Biscuit Recipe (Homemade)

Brenda Gantt Biscuit Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious homemare biscuit recipe? This is the right choice! Check out below the ingredients and the step by step.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Biscuits


  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup White sugar
  • 1 Egg (beaten lightly with a fork)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract (OR 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest)
  • 1/4 cup Milk


  • First, you have the preheat the oven to 525 F. and place a rack in it at the center.
  • Now, add Crisco shortening while at 9 cast skillet bottom.
  • The next step is to add flour and salt to the bowl and make a hole in the middle of the flour.
  • Pour buttermilk in the hole you made and again add Crisco shortening. 
  • Now, sequence all the ingredients using one hand and make sure there are no lumps left. Make a dough out of the ingredients. 
  • Now, clean your hands and dry them properly. 

Sprinkle some flour on the surface where you will roll the dough and also on your hands. 

  • Make the dough not sticky, if it is, add a little amount of flour while still kneading it gently. 
  • Take out a ball of dough which should be one inch thick and cut it with the biscuit cutter and then rub flour on it. 
  • Place all the biscuits you have made in the skillet from starting to the end and make sure they touch each other. 
  • After cutting the biscuits once knead all the left-out dough and cut out the cookies again. But do not repeat the process thrice. 
  • If you are still left with dough, make yourself a big biscuit in another pan or you can also save it for anything else. 
  • Set the pan on the middle rack and reduce the heat to 500 degrees F
  • Bake your biscuit on the rack for about 12 mins till you see the upper part turning golden and the insides becoming dry. 
  • The last step is to use melted butter for brushing the biscuit and voila!
  • Your delicious Brenda Gantt biscuits are ready to eat. 
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How long does it take to make Brenda Gantt biscuit at home?

The Brenda Gantt biscuits are special and very delicious and thus take a bit of time to be prepared. It takes about 3 hours and 40 mins to get ready. Which includes 25 mins of preparation time and 12 mins of cooking time.

You can just leave the cookies in the rack to be baked and do your things. They will be ready to eat as soon as they come out of the rack.

Can I replace some ingredients?

Yes, you can replace some ingredients according to your preference. If you don’t like vanilla extract, then use 1 tablespoon of grated lemon zest instead.

You can also use brown sugar in place of white sugar. And if you are health conscious and want to make a healthier version of the biscuit, then go ahead and use whole wheat flour.

What can I enjoy these biscuits with?

There are numerous options with which you can enjoy these biscuits. However, the most famous ones are tea, coffee as snacks.

You can also enjoy the biscuits alone if you do not wish to have tea or coffee. Though the biscuits taste quite good with a little cocoa powder spread on them or with chocolate dip. 

Additional tip:

If you want to make the biscuit moister, add 1-2 tablespoons of milk while creaming the butter and sugar mixture. If you want a softer biscuit, then bake for 1-2 minutes less. And if you want a crunchie biscuit, then bake for 1-2 minutes more.

Tips and tricks for a better recipe

All purpose flour

Here are some tips and tricks that you can use to make the perfect Brenda Gantt biscuit:

1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

2) In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract (or lemon zest).

3) Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk, stirring just until combined.

4) Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cookies are golden brown.

5) Remove the wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.

With these tips, you can be sure to make the perfect biscuit that is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Do not forget to sift the flour mixture before adding it to the wet ingredients, as this will help create a light and airy texture. Be careful not to overmix the batter, as this will result in a tough biscuit. 

3 Things to take care of while making Brenda Gantt’s biscuit recipe

Tips for a better recipe

1) Make sure to preheat the oven at the right temperature so that your biscuit doesn’t get overcooked from the outside and remain doughy from the inside.

2) While cutting the biscuits, use a sharp knife so that they all are of uniform size and shape.

3) Once you knead the dough, do not overdo it.

Final Words

So, this was the recipe for a delicious and easy-to-make Brenda Gantt biscuit. I hope you enjoyed reading it and will try making it at home. Moreover, you can also try adding some flavors to the biscuits like vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch, etc. 

Moreover, the biscuits are super tasty. You will be a fan of this recipe once you try it out and will surely make these again as soon as you finish the last round. Do share your feedback with us in the comment section below. Happy baking!

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