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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.

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Monday 18th of May 2020

I needed to use up some leftover heavy cream, and this recipe was just the ticket. I’ve never used heavy cream in a biscuit recipe, so this was a fun experiment for me. My 3yr-old and I made these for breakfast this morning. I love recipes she and I can make together. They turned out beautifully. One of the many things I like about these biscuits is they are bland-ish (those who know white bread really does have a taste know what I’m talking about), so they’ll bring out the taste of whatever you put on them. My daughter preferred butter and grape jelly, my husband preferred country gravy, and I’ll eat them however. Haha! Next time I’m going to make them savory with spices and shredded cheese. Great basic recipe to add fun twists! Thank you for sharing this!!

Julia Jordan

Wednesday 20th of May 2020

I'm so glad that you enjoyed this recipe!


Tuesday 21st of January 2020

I literally just tried these this morning and it’s only my second time ever attempting homemade biscuits and I’m actually glad that I didn’t have milk on hand and only heavy whipping cream because these turned out so perfect!

Julia Jordan

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

Lisa, YAY! I'm so happy that you enjoyed these biscuits.

Norine Rogers

Tuesday 10th of December 2019

These biscuits look amazing! I've never made whipping cream biscuits and I can't wait to try them! I love biscuits...especially slathered in butter and jam! Thanks so much for sharing.

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