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Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits are one of my favorite desserts, ever, and when you pair them with fresh, sweet berries? Amazing. A sweet sour cream whipped cream tops the fresh sliced strawberries and strawberry sauce, and a biscuit that is there to soak it all up.

strawberry shortcake biscuits

Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

Strawberry Shortcake is one of my favorite desserts, but I usually eat it with an angel food cake base, or a pound cake base.

Not anymore.

These tender buttermilk biscuits were the perfect base for the strawberries and sweet sour cream whipped cream.

I was in Charleston earlier this month for the Mediavine Publishers Conference, and while there I quickly learned that while I had thought I’d eaten biscuits before, I was wrong. WAY WAY wrong.

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Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

You see, in Charleston, I got to try Callie’s Charleston Biscuits.

Evidently, we liked these biscuits SO much that we inhaled them before any of us could even get a photo. That’s how good they are.

Straight up – these biscuits are not as good as Callie’s. I aspire to make a biscuit half as good as hers, someday, but they were totally awesome anyway so if you can’t make it to Charleston, I would encourage you to give them a try.

Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Biscuits

I think the key to a good biscuit is a light hand. You don’t want to overmix the dough, or it’ll be tough.

Start by sifting together all of the dry ingredients.

Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Biscuits

Next, blend in the butter, and pour in the liquids and mix until is JUST sticks together. Dump that out onto a well-floured counter, and gently pat down into a flat sheet, about 1 inch thick.

 Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Biscuits

Using a biscuit cutter, cut straight down into the dough, and remove to a parchment lined baking sheet.

Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Biscuits

Bake at 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.

Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Biscuits

Let cool for a few minutes before serving with fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce, and sweetened whipped cream.

Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Biscuits

Serve these with these amazing oven baked pork chops from Dinner, Then Dessert, or our awesome grilled shrimp.

Yield: 16 people

Strawberry Shortcake with Biscuits

Strawberry Shortcake with Biscuits

These tender biscuits are a great base for a fresh strawberry shortcake with sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberry sauce. 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup SACO buttermilk powder
  • 3 3/4 sticks butter, {cubed}
  • 2 1/4 cups milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and buttermilk powder into a large mixing bowl. 
  3. Cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse meal with pea-sized chunks. 
  4. Slowly pour in liquid, covering as much of the butter and flour mixture as possible. 
  5. Gently stir until it forms a ball. 
  6. Pour out onto a well floured counter, and gently pat down into a 1 inch thick round. 
  7. Using a biscuit cutter, cut straight down into the dough, and remove to a parchment-lined baking sheet immediately. 
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
  9. Let cool for 15-20 minutes. Serve with fresh strawberries, sweetened cream, and macerated strawberry sauce. 

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Cholesterol: 6mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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