Southern Biscuits with Mayonnaise Recipe -
Southern Biscuits with Mayonnaise Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Southern Biscuits with Mayonnaise

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"A tender, old-fashioned Southern biscuit recipe from my mother-in-law. Grab your cast iron skillet, and you are ready to make these tasty biscuits!"

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen biscuits Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a large bowl mix together the buttermilk, oil, and mayonnaise. Gradually stir in the flour and mix until all ingredients are combined.
  2. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface. If dough is sticky knead in a little extra flour. Pat the dough out to about a 1/2-inch thickness. Use a biscuit cutter to cut dough into pieces. Place into an oiled cast iron skillet. Allow biscuits to rest in the pan for 10 minutes.
  3. Bake in a preheated 425 degree F (220 degrees C) until nicely browned, about 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 11, 2011

I used melted butter instead of vegetable oil. That was the only change I made. I dropped these into greased muffin tins instead of messing with cutting them so they wouldn't have a chance to turn out tough. These turned out so good--flaky and really just........YUMMY.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2003

The flavor wasn't bad. Maybe I rolled them too flat or cooked them to long, but they were flat and hard. I called them brick biscuits when I served them. I like the other mayonnaise buscuits on this site much better. These also take three times the time to prepare and also makes three times the mess. I will not make again.


25 Ratings

Feb 27, 2014

I have been making biscuits by this recipe since I was in elementary school and it works every time if you do it right! You need to use SELF-RISING, SOFT WHEAT flour, which is not as commonly available elsewhere as it is in the South. Good brands are White Lily or Hudson Cream -- NOT a hard wheat flour like Pillsbury,

Jan 30, 2012

Great recipe, especially when you need something in a pinch! I added a tsp. of garlic powder and used melted butter vs. veg oil cutting the amount in half. I baked these in muffin cups lined with paper liners sprayed with a little Pam which made things a lot easier!

Jan 04, 2004

I submitted a similar recipi,(Mayonaise Biscuits, by Georgie Brent) but I think this one is a vast improvement! Mine were drop bicuits and this recipi is for rolled and cut,and they turn out more uniform and fluffier. Bravo Debbie!

Aug 19, 2009

I also agree with others, this reminds me of the biscuits my sister, grandmother and a great-grandmother used to make----but, the mayo is an addition and must make the difference as I could never get them to turn out like this recipe. Hoorah!!

Sep 29, 2013

These biscuits were hard to mess up, in my opinion. The dough was easy to mix together and the biscuits came out soft and delicious. I did make my own self-rising flour by adding 1 tsp salt and 3 tsp baking powder to all-purpose flour. I also used an olive oil mayonnaise. Neither of those things detracted from the final product. Mine cooked a little faster than the 20 minutes. I have a convection oven and 16 minutes at 400 degrees was perfect. Thanks for introducing me to this "new" way of making biscuits.

Jul 30, 2011

These are fantastic!! be sure not to over cook keep a close eye on them


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  • Calories
  • 124 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 298 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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