Butter Swim Biscuits Recipe


These biscuits need no explanation. They are simply biscuits swimming in butter, and we’re pretty sure they are the best biscuits we’ve ever put in our mouth.

Also known as “Fast Food Biscuits” or “Skillet Pan Biscuits,” these tasty gems couldn’t be more simple to make and pack more flavor than most other biscuit recipes we’ve tried. While the biscuits are full of buttery goodness, don’t let the name mislead you. There is actually the same amount of butter in this recipe as you’ll find in most other biscuit recipes. The only difference is that the butter is on the outside instead of the inside.

Unlike other biscuit recipes, these drop biscuits literally swim in a pool of butter and are oven-fried, making a crispy, buttery texture that is hard to beat. After the baked biscuits are removed from the oven, they sit for a few minutes to allow some of the butter to soak in. Be still my heart!

Butter Swim Biscuits have enough flavor to be enjoyed on their own, or can be served with fresh jam, sausage gravy, or whatever other topping your little ol’ heart desires. Get the recipe for Butter Swim Biscuits below.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter, divided
2 cups whole milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in the milk 1/4 cup at a time just until a moist dough forms. (Note: You may need slightly less than the full 2 cups of milk.)

Melt the remaining 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter then pour into a 9-inch square baking dish, making sure that dish isn’t too shallow otherwise the butter will bubble out during baking.

Place biscuit dough on top of melted butter and spread or press evenly until dough touches all sides. Cut the dough into 9 squares.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. ENJOY!

**Check out one of our favorite desserts using homemade biscuits in the video below.