Perfectly Flaky Honey Butter Biscuits

Last Updated on December 4, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Calling all honey butter biscuits lovers! This recipe for cream cheese biscuits drenched in honey butter glaze is so delightful, flaky, and perfect in every way!

Honey Butter Biscuits

Let me paint a honey butter biscuits picture for you. Imagine a biscuit that is so tender, so perfectly sweet, and so flaky it just melts in your mouth. Now pour some rich honey butter glaze on it! Does it get any better than that? 

honey butter biscuits in a white serving dish

My family is obsessed with these biscuits. We love a standard biscuit and even a cheddar biscuit here and there, but these cream cheese biscuits with a sweet glaze take the cake. 

It’s hard to beat the taste, but any bready side dish I can have on the table in a half-hour or less is one that busy moms definitely need on their list!

Lately, we’ve been having these biscuits alongside some of our favorite marinated chicken and a simple garden salad. Viola! The perfect dinner.

stack of honey butter biscuits with whipped honey butter

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Cream Cheese Biscuits With Honey Butter Glaze

These flaky sweet biscuits are the perfect addition to any meal. They are delicious, easy, and can be made in just about a half jour!

Ingredients

ingredients for honey butter biscuits
  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 oz cream cheese, chilled
  • ¼ cup butter, chilled
  • 1 cup buttermilk, chilled
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¼ cup honey

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How to Make Honey Butter Biscuits

stack of honey butter biscuits with honey butter in white dishes

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

  • To make your honey butter biscuits, start by preheating your oven to 450 degrees.
  • Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and whisk to combine.
  • Add the chilled cream cheese and butter and cut them into the flour mixture using a pastry blender or a fork.
  • Continue cutting the mixture until it resembles coarse sand with pea-sized pieces of butter and cream cheese remaining.
  • Add in the buttermilk and stir until just combined.
  • Turn the dough out onto a clean countertop and knead until a ball of dough forms.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to about ¾ inches in thickness.
  • Use a 2-inch biscuit cutter to cut out 8 biscuits from your dough.
  • Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 11-12 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  • While the biscuits bake, whisk together the butter and the honey in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
  • Continue stirring your glaze until the butter is melted. 
  • Remove the glaze from the heat and set aside until the biscuits are fully baked.
  • Remove the biscuits from the oven and immediately brush them with the glaze generously.
  • Split the biscuits open and serve warm with extra honey butter glaze.
honey butter biscuits in a serving bowl and stacked up

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • Incorporating a whole block of butter and cream cheese into your flour mixture can be a little tricky, so I would suggest cutting them both into smaller cubes before adding them in. To ensure that they stay chilled even after cutting them, you can return them to the fridge or freezer for a few minutes before adding them to your dough.
  • You may notice that the dough is slightly crumbly after adding in the buttermilk. But stay with the recipe and don’t add any more liquid! After you begin kneading the dough for a minute two it will make the perfect soft biscuit dough that you want. 
  • I love my biscuit cutters because they cut so well, have a convenient handle, and you can pop your honey butter biscuits out easily. But you surely can use any cup or other circular kitchen item in your kitchen that is about 2 inches across. They may not cut quite as clean, but they will do the trick!
  • If you have any leftover glaze, you have to try this yummy idea! Place the glaze in the fridge and let it chill completely. When it’s solid, beat with an electric mixer until fluffy and spread over biscuits for the best bite ever!

Can I use regular milk in my honey butter biscuits?

If you don’t have any buttermilk, you can substitute whole milk for a slightly less tender biscuit. 

Or if you have any vinegar around, you can make your own buttermilk in a pinch by adding 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar to 1 cup of milk and letting it sit for 5 minutes before incorporating it into your biscuits.

Storage

Store your biscuits at room temperature for up to 5 days and in the freezer for 3-4 months. Make sure either way you keep them in an airtight container or bag.

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Honey Butter Biscuits

honey butter biscuits with whipped honey butter in a dish
Calling all honey butter biscuits lovers! This recipe for cream cheese biscuits drenched in honey butter glaze is so delightful, flaky, and perfect in every way!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 oz cream cheese, chilled
  • ¼ cup butter, chilled
  • 1 cup buttermilk, chilled
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¼ cup honey

Instructions

  1. To make your honey butter biscuits, start by preheating your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Set it aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and whisk to combine.
  4. Add the chilled cream cheese and butter and cut them into the flour mixture using a pastry blender or a fork.
  5. Continue cutting the mixture until it resembles coarse sand with pea-sized pieces of butter and cream cheese remaining.
  6. Add in the buttermilk and stir until just combined.
  7. Turn the dough out onto a clean countertop and knead until a ball of dough forms.
  8. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to about ¾ inches in thickness.
  9. Use a 2-inch biscuit cutter to cut out 8 biscuits from your dough.
  10. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 11-12 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  11. While the biscuits bake, whisk together the butter and the honey in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
  12. Continue stirring your glaze until the butter is melted. 
  13. Remove the glaze from the heat and set aside until the biscuits are fully baked.
  14. Remove the biscuits from the oven and immediately brush them with the glaze generously.
  15. Split the biscuits open and serve warm with extra honey butter glaze.

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