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With just 6 ingredients, you can make these 7 Up Biscuits completely from scratch. They are the fluffiest, flakiest homemade biscuits you’ll ever make and they can be on the table in just 30 minutes!

Easy, Flaky, Buttery Homemade Biscuits

I love biscuits. Especially flaky biscuits. I am definitely guilty of pulling apart the layers on a freshly baked Pillsbury biscuit but my absolute favorite is homemade biscuits – specifically these 7 Up Biscuits.

Why? Not only are they super flaky and buttery, but they’re also ridiculously easy to make. No waiting, no chilling, no rising. I can have these on the table in just over half an hour (and I often do). These are great for biscuits and gravy or served with jam in the morning. Not to mention the perfect that’s just a light spread of butter on a warm biscuit!

If you’re looking for an easy biscuit recipe for the holidays, look no further!

A biscuit on a plate with a bite missing

Why Add 7 Up To Biscuits?

The 7 Up in these homemade biscuits is what creates the fluffy texture, thanks to the carbonation. It also eliminates any need to wait for the dough to chill or rise. Basically, it’s like a secret hack to making the fluffiest, flakiest biscuits ever, with hardly any work.

Overhead view of 7up biscuit ingredients

Key Ingredients

Here are the main ingredients you’ll need for these flaky biscuits. See the recipe card for the full list and measurements.

  • Baking powder – Works with the soda to help the biscuits rise.
  • Butter – It’s essential that you start with cold butter. You don’t want it to melt before it’s in the even!
  • Vegetable shortening – If you don’t have shortening on hand, you can use all butter.
  • Sour cream – You can use plain or Greek yogurt instead.
  • 7 UP – Make sure it’s still fizzy and hasn’t gone flat. Otherwise, it won’t work.

Can I Make These Biscuits With Different Soda?

Basically, any lemon-lime soda like Ginger Ale or Fresca will work. I would avoid the diet varieties but also long as it’s not flat, any brand of lemon-lime should do just fine.

How to Make 7 Up Biscuits

There 7 Up biscuits come together in just a few quick and easy steps. And there’s no need to chill the dough, either!

  • Make the dough. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter and shortening, until crumbly. Use a spatula to mix in the sour cream. Once well mixed, add the 7 up. No pasty cutter? Try using two forks instead.
  • Cut out the biscuits. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and press into a 1″ thick circle. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out as many biscuits as possible, using up all of the dough.
  • Bake. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, until golden brown. Enjoy warm.
Overhead view of homemade biscuits in a white bowl

Avoid Overhandling the Dough

This is something very important to keep in mind and the only thing that could go wrong with these biscuits.

When rolling out the biscuits, try to handle the dough as little as possible. Overworking the dough will melt the butter, thus preventing flakey, buttery layers.

Close up of 7 up biscuits

Serving Suggestions

These homemade biscuits are super versatile. They’re perfect for making biscuits and gravy but the buttery flavor is just perfect with a dab of jelly or jam. And, of course, flaky biscuits topped with some extra butter are never a bad thing!

You can also use these biscuits to make biscuits and gravy or serve as a side to chili or other dishes that just need every drop of flavor soaked up!

A flaky biscuit cut in half with butter on the halves

How to Store

While they are best the day they’re baked, you can store these homemade biscuits in an airtight container or baggie for up to 3 days. Pop in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds to reheat. Enjoy!

Can I Freeze Homemade Biscuits?

Yes, these 7-Up biscuits can be frozen. Allow them to cool completely then freeze in a Ziploc bag or other freezer container. You can reheat them directly from frozen in the microwave or oven.

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7 Up Biscuit Recipe

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 9-12 biscuits

Description

With just 6 ingredients, you can make these 7 Up Biscuits completely from scratch. They are the fluffiest, flakiest homemade biscuits you’ll ever make and they can be on the table in just 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups (350g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ teaspoons (14g) baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (56g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • ¼ cup (48g) vegetable shortening, cold and cubed
  • ½ cup (120g) sour cream, cold
  • ⅔ cup (158ml) 7 UP

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the butter and shortening into the flour mixture until the mixture is crumbly in texture.
  4. Add the sour cream and use a rubber spatula to press and mix in. Once well mixed and coated, add the 7 UP and mix to combine.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a clean, well-floured surface. Press the dough out into a 1” thick circle.
  6. Use a biscuit cutter or glass to cut out as many biscuits as you can. Press the excess dough back together and continue cutting out the biscuits until there’s no dough remaining. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 11-13 minutes, until golden brown. Once baked, remove from the oven and place on a wire cooling rack. Serve warm.

Notes

  • Storing: Store these homemade biscuits in an airtight container or baggie for up to 3 days
  • Freeze: Yes, these 7-Up biscuits can be frozen. Allow them to cool completely then freeze in a Ziploc bag or other freezer container. You can reheat them directly from frozen in the microwave or oven. 
Nutrition Information:
1
250
0.3 g
208 mg
13 g
29.4 g
1 g
4.5 g
18 mg
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: flaky biscuits, homemade biscuits, easy biscuits

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