Thanksgiving Out of the Box: Buttery Herbed Biscuits

Thanksgiving out of the box

Thanksgiving dinner is just never complete without the bread, at least in my house. I have a recipe I always use, but when someone suggested a more biscuit-y type bread, I played around and these little beauties were born. So tender, buttery and flavorful, they are the perfect accompaniment to thanksgiving dinner, or any meal for that matter. You can serve them warm, right out of the oven, or let them cool and freeze until your dinner. Then, pop them into a warm oven to reheat.

They are so moist, you barely even need to butter them, but on Thanksgiving, who could resist a little slather of fresh butter? It is not every day we get to eat to eat a meal with a million choices, half or more of them carbohydrate laden dishes. Live it up! Enjoy one or two (or three?) of these rolls and realize how thankful you are for so many things, especially some good, warm bread.
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Buttery Herbed Biscuits

Makes about 20 biscuits

1/2 cup warm water
2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
5 cups all purpose flour
3 tblsp sugar
2 tblsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tblsp fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into very small pieces
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 cups buttermilk
melted butter, for brushing
butter for serving
rosemary sprigs for serving


In a small bowl, combine warm water, yeast and 1 tsp sugar. Let sit for five minutes. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, rosemary and thyme.  Add in butter and coconut oil.  Work it with your hands until it is all combined and looks and feels like coarse crumbs. Add yeast mixture and buttermilk slowly. Stir until a sticky dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.  When dough is ready, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Take the dough out of the fridge, knead a few times with hands and then roll out on a floured surface and cut using a cookie cutter into 3/4 inch thick rounds. Continue to rework dough and continue cutting. Place in a buttered baking dish very close together. Brush with melted butter and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and serve with butter.

Like I said, indulge.

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Heather is a busy mom of three who loves exploring Lake County with her kids. When she, her husband and kids are not embarking on new adventures, you will most likely find her cooking and posting some great family friendly recipes at Girl and Her Kitchen.

1 Comment

  1. The buttery herbed biscuits were amazing. They were delicious and made my house smell fantastic. I’d like to make them more, but it was a little complicated. I’d love to find an option that uses more time-sensitive methods or ingredients for the super hectic woman that doesn’t want to use store bought biscuits. Thanks!!

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