Cozy’s Recipe for Alabama Biscuits

Cozy’s Recipe for Alabama Biscuits

Here’s that amazing recipe we referred to in our “Thanksgiving Traditions” Blog.
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A Family Favorite at Thanksgiving or anytime of the Year.


Alabama Biscuits

1 Cup buttermilk, heated to lukewarm
1 Package of dry yeast

2 1/2 Cups flour
1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Cup sugar

6 Tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, cut unto 1/4 inch slices.

Dissolve the  yeast in the warm buttermilk.  Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl with a tight fitting lid.   Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it is the size of peas.  Add the yeast and buttermilk, stirring well to form the dough.  Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 24 hours up to 4 days.  To bake, roll the dough to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter. Re-roll the scraps  and cut.  Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in a 9 inch pie plate. Dip the biscuits in the butter, flip them over so that the top is coated and place them side by side in the pie plate. You can crowd them to fit into the plate.  Let rise 2-3 hours on the countertop and bake at 375F for 12 – 15 minutes. Check the center rolls for doneness.  Serve and enjoy!

This can be mixed in a food processor.  Simply add the dry ingredients, mix and add the butter in pieces. Mix until the size of peas.  Add the yeast and buttermilk mixture and mix until uniform. Put into a bowl that can be tightly covered and refrigerate as above.  Hint: spraying the storage bowl with oil makes it easier to get out when it is time to roll our the biscuits!

This is a very easy recipe that our family has enjoyed for many years at every holiday or special dinner. By making the dough ahead of time, on the day of use, all you need to do is roll  out and bake the biscuits. You can bake just a few and bake the rest later.

Hope you enjoy them also.


  1. Hi- I would like to know if this biscuit is sweet or not sweet. I’m in the south and we don’t like sweet biscuits!

    • Hi Kim,

      Cozy’s biscuits aren’t too sweet, we can’t get enough of them!


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