Churches Honey Biscuits

If you love the taste of a honey butter biscuits, you will love Churches Honey Biscuits.  These biscuits are always so warm, buttery with a touch of sweetness in every bite.

biscuits on a baking sheet

Churches Honey Biscuits

Churches honey biscuits are so perfectly flavored, the restaurant has duplicated this taste for their chicken.  Yes Church’s Chicken now serves honey butter chicken.  Honey makes everything taste better — sweeter at least.   I hate to admit how many times I have stopped for some of Church’s honey biscuits because they are just fabulous.

How to Pick the best honey

When it comes to honey, surprisingly there are rules to follow for picking the best one.  Or at least the best one for the flavor you are going for.  If you are looking for bolder honey, you want to pick one that appears dark in color.  For honey that is milder in taste and won’t overpower other flavors, choose one that is lighter in color.  So how do I know which one to use?  The bolder honey is best for bland foods like toast or even tea.  This will give it more flavor.  Some also suggest using local honey to where you are to help adjust to the local pollen.

How to Make Churches Honey Biscuits

These biscuits would do well to use bolder honey but whatever you use, you will become addicted to them.  And it takes only 25 minutes to make!

Here’s what you need:

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Vegetable Shortening
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Whole Milk
  • Butter
  • Honey

First, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar together in a mixing bowl.  Work in the shortening until the mixture starts to feel like cornmeal.  Pour milk into the flour mixture and need up to 15 times.  Break the dough into 1/4 – 1/3 cup size balls.  Roll the dough into balls and create about 1/2 inch thickness.  Brush will melted butter and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Notes

  • While the biscuits are baking, heat up the honey and butter.  Bring to a boil and brush on the biscuits when it comes out of the oven.
  • If you don’t have vegetable shortening, you can substitute more butter into the recipe.  But the biscuits won’t be as flaky with butter as they are with shortening.
  • Serve these biscuits for dinner with your favorite fried chicken or it makes a wonderful breakfast.

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biscuits on a baking sheet

Churches Honey Biscuits

You can make the well-known and loved Churches Honey Biscuits at home. 
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Biscuits, Churches Honey Biscuits
Servings: 12
Calories: 226kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter set aside
  • 1/3 cup honey

Instructions

  • Place flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cream of tartar in a mixing bowl. Work in the shortening until the mixture feels like cornmeal.
  • Pour milk into the flour and mix well. Knead about 12 - 15 times. Break dough into about 1/4 -1/3 cup size balls. Roll dough into balls and pat to 1/2" thickness. Brush with melted butter and place on a baking sheet. Place biscuits into 450 degrees preheated the oven and bake 10 - 12 minutes.
  • While the churches honey biscuits are in the oven, pour the honey into the remainder of the butter and bring to a boil. Remove honey butter from heat and set aside. When biscuits are done remove from the oven and immediately brush with honey butter.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

  • While the biscuits are baking, heat up the honey and butter.  Bring to a boil and brush on the biscuits when it comes out of the oven.
  • If you don't have vegetable shortening, you can substitute more butter into the recipe.  But the biscuits won't be as flaky with butter as they are with shortening.
  • Serve these biscuits for dinner with your favorite fried chicken or it makes a wonderful breakfast.

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Steven Pierce

    I used to work at Churches, the texture is spot on, like meme says the shape is a little off because of the way we loaded the pan. We would scoop them out with a disher and then roll them to flatten. The one thing I might suggest though is the shortening. I do not think it was pure butter but I recall that the chunks in the mix were yellow. I think it was from butter flavoring and honey right in the biscuit as well as brushed on rather than just shortening. Also the ovens we used were convection which changes the way they cook. Because of this we brushed them with butter mix before during and after bake

    • Stephanie Manley

      Thank you for your note. I am sure they were using something in their mix that is difficult to duplicate at home. When recreating these recipes I try to stick with ingredients we have in our grocery store. I am guessing it was some sort of fat in there that caused the chunks of yellow. Maybe I can try this with butter flavored crisco.

      • Shar from California

        Hi Stephanie,
        Did you end up doing another trial using butter flavored crisco. I remember the little dots of yellow on the lightly golden brown biscuits. With the closing of Church’s Chicken, I’d like to capture a copykat before the restaurant disappears.,

  2. Steven Pierce

    I used to work at Churches, the texture is spot on, like meme says the shape is a little off because of the way we loaded the pan. We would scoop them out with a disher and then roll them to flatten. The one thing I might suggest though is the shortening. I do not ink it was pure butter but I recall that the chunks in the mix were yell. I think it was from butter flavoring and honey right in the biscuit as well as brushed on. Also the ovens we used were convection wich changes the way they cook. Because of this we brushed them with butter mix before during and after bake.

  3. meme

    this biscuits doesn’t look like the one from churches chicken after you take it out from the oven but yet the texture is the same specially if you submerge it in the honey butter after you take it out. very yummy..

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