Fluffy Southern Cat Head Biscuits Recipe
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Fluffy Southern Cat Head Biscuits

Fluffy Southern Cat Head Biscuits Recipe - The biggest, softest, most amazing biscuit recipe with buttery golden tops! Flaky on the outside, pillowy inside!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Biscuits
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 biscuits
Calories: 497kcal
Author: Sommer Collier



  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a 12-inch deep dish cast iron skillet and set aside.
  • Sift the flour, then scoop and level. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a food processor. Pulse to mix.
  • Next, add the cold shortening and 1/4 cup cold butter. Pulse again until the fat is mixed into the flour creating a pebble texture. Continue pulsing as you add in the cold buttermilk.
  • Once the dough is thoroughly mixed, stop pulsing. The dough should look wet, but even.
  • Dump the dough out onto a floured work surface. Press it flat with your hands until it is smooth, in an even 2-inch thick disk. Use a drinking glass, or 3-inch cutter, to cut out 8 biscuits. If needed, cut out 7, then gather the dough and cut out the last biscuit.
  • Place the biscuits in the skillet. Then brush the tops with the melted butter, and place in the oven immediately.
  • Bake in the center of the oven until the tops are golden and the biscuits have risen at least 1 inch above the top of the skillet. Around 30-35 minutes. Make sure to move the oven racks, if need, to allow room for growth.
  • Use a spatula or knife to separate the biscuits before lifting out of the pan.



Biscuits have the best texture when: A. the dough is cold as it goes in the oven, B. hasn't been over mixed, and C. the flour is well-sifted. Use cold ingredients and work fast! Do not over-mix the dough in the food processor or when cutting. If possible, cut all the biscuits out without re-gathering the dough. To ensure the dough is cold, you can prep the biscuits then place in the refrigerator to chill before baking.


Serving: 2biscuits | Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 1032mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 3.5mg