Cracked Black Pepper Biscuits {contributor Melissa}

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 3 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter one cube cut into chunks
  • 1 c. cold whole milk I just use whatever I have on hand, which is usually skim, but I'm sure it's better with whole


  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat, or use ungreased stoneware. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, pepper and salt. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until you have coarse crumbs with some pea-sized pieces. Stir in milk just until soft dough forms. Do not overmix. Spoon onto baking sheet or stoneware (I use a large cookie scoop).
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes, depending on the size of the biscuits. Tops should start to brown. Remove from oven and brush tops with melted butter if desired.‚Äč