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Whipping Cream Biscuits Recipe

In this post I’m sharing the recipe for tender Whipping Cream Biscuits.

Whipping cream biscuits have a light texture and a slight hint of sweetness. They are special treat as your side of bread option.

Also known simply as cream biscuits, these delicate biscuits are wonderful for brunch, holiday meals or as a snack slathered with a pat of butter and jam.

As I mentioned, there is a slight hint of sweetness unlike the tangy flavor of buttermilk biscuits.

One easy tip that I’d recommend to anyone just getting started baking biscuits is to never over work the dough. It will make the biscuits tough and you’ll end up with little hockey pucks. 

I say that from my own personal experiences when I was a young cook. Save the rolling pin for your pie crusts and treat biscuit dough gently and you’ll be rewarded with a fine batch of biscuits every time.

Cream Biscuits

Blackberry jam on a cream biscuit

What are whipping cream biscuits? Also known as cream biscuits, these tender biscuits are made with heavy whipping cream.

The heavy cream helps to make these biscuits fluffy. 

You might also enjoy this recipe for Angel Biscuits.

Heavy Cream Biscuits

Cream biscuit recipe served with softened butter and jam

A few more tips for baking biscuits include using cold butter, only stir the dough until combined, use your hands to pat out the dough, and bake at a high temperature to activate the leavening agents. 

Christmas Biscuits

Christmas Cream Biscuits

In this recipe, I am using all purpose flour and adding my own leavening agent, which is the baking powder.

If you only have self rising flour on hand, that will work too, just omit the baking powder and salt from the recipe.

Check out the video in this post to see some of the steps in preparing these biscuits and you’ll find the step by step instructions below in the printable recipe card.

Yield: 8-10 Biscuits

Whipping Cream Biscuits

Light Airy Cream Biscuits Recipe

Light, airy, and slightly sweet whipping cream biscuits are the perfect bread option for holiday meals.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 2 c All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbs plus 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbs Granulated Sugar
  • 4 tbs Butter, chilled and cut into cubes
  • 1 c plus 1 tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C)
  2. In a mixing bowl; combine the four, baking powder, salt and sugar together.
  3. Next, cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender until crumbly.
  4. Next, add the heavy whipping cream to the flour mixture, stirring just until combined.
  5. Lightly flour your work surface and turn the dough out.
  6. Use your hands to press out the dough to about ½ inch thickness; fold into thirds then press out again; repeat folding once more then press the dough for cutting.
  7. Use a biscuit cutter, pressing straight down (do not twist) to cut each biscuit. Place the biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake 12-15 minutes until light golden brown on top.
  9. Brush the tops with melted butter if desired.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope that you enjoy these delicious biscuits for your next special meal gathering.

See this recipe shared at: Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday.

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Sunday 25th of December 2022

This recipe is amazing and so simple!

Julia Jordan

Monday 26th of December 2022

I am so happy that you enjoyed the whipping cream biscuits recipe! ~Julia


Tuesday 6th of September 2022

I tried this recipe to use up extra heavy cream and the biscuits came out perfect. Thank you.

Julia Jordan

Wednesday 7th of September 2022

I'm so happy that you enjoyed using this recipe. ~Julia


Monday 4th of July 2022

I made these biscuits today and they were very good with some butter and blueberry jam. I had tried a different recipe that used heavy cream for biscuits a few years ago, and didn't care for them, but I love heavy cream, so I had to try again, and this recipe was the right one. I did add extra butter, because I love butter, too. Thanks for the recipe.

Julia Jordan

Tuesday 5th of July 2022

Marlene, I am so happy that you enjoyed the recipe and that your biscuits turned out delicious. Whipping cream biscuits are one of my favorites. ~Julia

Brenda Graumenz

Sunday 20th of February 2022

I just made these and the taste is delicious. I did not however take the time to do the fold and press step. I just put it between parchment paper and rolled them out and then cut with a glass. They were crumbly and fell apart trying to butter them but so good.

Julia Jordan

Monday 21st of February 2022

I'm so happy that you enjoyed the recipe. Thank you so much for letting me know :) ~Julia


Monday 2nd of August 2021

I just made these... AMAZING! Super easy and fast to make and now I want to eat them all and make another batch! Yum yum!!! Thank you so much for this recipe!

Julia Jordan

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

Liisa, Thank you so much for sharing how much you loved them! That made my day. ~Julia

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