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Flaky buttermilk biscuits with fresh thyme and glazed with garlic butter

Savory Garlic and Thyme Buttermilk Biscuits

Flaky and light, these buttermilk biscuits are flavored with fresh thyme, sea salt and cracked black pepper. As soon as they come out of the oven, glaze them with garlic butter for the perfect side to any special dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 177kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour plus extra for dusting your work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped thyme divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 16 tablespoon cold butter divided
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Sae salt and cracked black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced


  • Preheat your oven to 415 degrees F. Dust a large cookie sheet pan lightly with some of the flour.
  • In a bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, 2 tablespoons of the chopped thyme, salt and seasoning. Whisk with a fork.
  • Chop 12 tablespoons of the butter roughly into cubes and place in the flour mixture.
  • Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, break the butter down by rubbing it with the flour until it becomes pea size.
  • Add the buttermilk and slowly stir until most of the dough has come together.
  • Dust your table with some flour and dump the mixture onto it.
  • Without working the dough too much, shape it into a ball. If it becomes sticky add a little more flour to the table.
  • Roll the dough out in the shape of a rectangle to a thickness of about 1 inch.
  • Using a pizza cutter, slice the dough into a grid to produce 15 square biscuits. Don't worry if the corner ones are a little smaller.
  • Transfer the biscuits to your pan making sure to keep them in the same formation that you sliced. Place them close to one another on the pan.
  • Brush each biscuit with the egg and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons chopped thyme, sea salt and black pepper.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes and golden brown.
  • Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and add the garlic.
  • Once the biscuits come out of the oven, brush them liberally with the garlic butter.
  • Serve warm with extra butter.


Calories: 177kcal