Sky High Biscuits are made in 30 minutes, using a combination of whole wheat and all purpose flour. Yummy and easy on the budget!Sky High Biscuits are made in 30 minutes, using a combination of whole wheat and all purpose flour. Yummy and easy on the budget!

I was looking through a bunch of my old “taste of Home” magazines recently (I’ve kept them all), and came across this “ribbon-winning State Fair recipe” for sky high biscuits. I’ve been wanting to try it ever since, so this morning I made a batch for breakfast.

While the biscuits baked, I sat down, drank some hot coffee and read this Bible verse: “I trust in Your unfailing love. I will rejoice because You have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because He has been so good to me.” (Psalm 13:5-6). PERFECT! I’ve experienced firsthand God’s unfailing love over the course of my life, and have been changed for the better because of it. I can easily lift my heart’s song to Him in thankful response to His unconditional love. It changes everything. And now…back to my regularly scheduled recipe… ♥

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Making Sky High Biscuits

If you’ve ever made biscuits before you will know that it is fairly easy to cut cold butter into flour, and other ingredients using a hand held pastry blender. You can also use a food processor, if that is easier. The dough is then rolled out, and the biscuit shapes are cut out before baking. It’s not hard at all to make homemade biscuits!

These are really tall, flaky, and delicious biscuits! The recipe as written includes a cup of whole wheat flour, but recipe reviews indicate that others have made them using only all-purpose flour and the results were just as fantastic! You can see from the dough photo below the chunks of cold butter that impart great flavor to the sky high biscuits. YUM.

A ball of dough ready to roll out to make sky high biscuits.

I will definitely make these again, and will try the recipe with only all-purpose flour and then compare the two tastes. This was a very easy recipe, and the sky high biscuits came together quickly.

Baked biscuits on a baking sheet.

It’s also an “easy on the budget” recipe AND from start to finish it took under 30 minutes to pull 12 gorgeous hot, sky high biscuits out of the oven!

Lots of buttery layers in these sky high biscuits!

Delicious With Jam OR Gravy!

I tried the biscuits with jam AND even tried a biscuit with gravy. Both passed the taste test! After that, I even wrapped a few up and put them in our freezer for another time we have a craving for good, homemade biscuits! I sure hope you will give them a try!

Biscuits topped with gravy, and other biscuits (on the left) topped with jam.

Hope you enjoy these tasty sky high biscuits! You might also enjoy my recipes for Southern buttermilk biscuits (they’re my “go to”), and Southern Bacon Gravy For Biscuits! These and ALL of my recipes can be found in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. Have a great day.

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Recipe Source: Ruth Burrus, Taste of Home Magazine, June/July 2001 issue


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Sky High Biscuits
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Sky High Biscuits are made in 30 minutes, using a combination of whole wheat and all purpose flour. Yummy and easy on the budget!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sky high biscuits
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories Per Serving: 238 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or can use all-purpose)
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup COLD butter (1 1/2 cubes)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flours, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt.
  3. Slice the butter into small chunks and cut it into the flour mixture with a pastry blender (or pulse several times in your food processor) until butter is about the size of a pea. If using a food processor, pour the mixture back into the large bowl once butter has been cut in.
  4. Mix the egg and milk together with a fork and stir in to the flour mixture only until dough is fully moistened.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and form into a ball. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough out to a 1 inch thickness. Brush any extra flour off the top of the dough, using a pastry brush. Cut with a biscuit cutter (mine was about 2 inches across). Roll up the extra dough, roll it out again and cut it into additional biscuits. You should have 12 biscuits when done (but that depends on the size of the biscuit cutter used).
  6. Place biscuits an inch apart on a greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. (Mine took 15)
  8. Remove biscuits to a wire rack.
  9. Serve with jam, gravy, honey...or whatever you like! These would be great breakfast sandwich biscuits, also. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

Recipe Source: Ruth Burrus, Taste of Home Magazine, June/July 2001 issue

Nutrition Facts
Sky High Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 214mg9%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments on Sky High Biscuits

    • Cheryl… good morning! Thank you so much for writing. I cannot believe I left that measurement out. I have edited the recipe to include the cream of tartar measurement. Funny thing is, another type of biscuit all the time, so I hadn’t even made them in quite awhile (so never even would have caught that very big omission. I appreciate the tip. Have a great day.

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