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How to Make My Mom’s Butter Dips – Biscuits

How to Make My Mom’s Butter Dips – Biscuits

Do you have recipes that always make you think of certain events? They don’t have to be anything spectacular (nor do the events) to make them memorable. That is exactly what my Mom’s Butter Dips do for us. They say all day shopping trip with the girls!

The Butter Dips Tradition

We used to plan all day shopping trips for the girls in the family. We would leave at the crack of dawn and return around midnight. There were times that we could barely walk the next day, but we had lots of fun. I can’t say for certain that it was every time, but at least 90% of the time, the day started off with bacon and my Mom’s Butter Dips.

These delicious biscuits were nice and buttery, and they traveled well. We would actually eat them throughout the day – anytime we needed a snack. They were the perfect way to get the needed carbs to keep on going!

I am not much of a baker, but these are super easy. If you find yourself looking for an easy yet tasty homemade (buttery) biscuit recipe, try this one! It wasn’t until I started typing this recipe that I realized they are really called Butter Dips. I have always called them Butter Buds; I have no idea why!

My Mom’s Butter Dips Recipe


ingredients for butter dips recipe
  • 1/4 C. Butter (or more)
  • 1 1/4 C. All Purpose Flour
  • 2 t. Sugar
  • 2 t. Baking Powder
  • 1 t. Salt
  • 2/3 C. Milk


Preheat the oven to 450. In a square pan or baking dish (9X9), melt the butter in the oven. Measure the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl and stir well. Add the milk and stir just until a dough forms.

* Use a spoon to stir until a dough forms, not a whisk like the picture shows. (Experience talking,)

Turn the dough onto a well floured board, and roll the dough around to coat it on both sides. Knead lightly about 10 times, and then roll into an 8 inch square. As you can see, a circle works fine too. With a floured knife, cut the dough in half, and then cut each half into strips.

Dip each strip into the butter (both sides) and place them in the baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown.

When you take them out of the oven, the butter will be bubbling around the bread. After it settles, it soaks into it, making it nice and buttery. Enjoy them while they are warm!

We no longer go on our all day shopping sprees. As we have gotten older, we found out that it is just a little too much. However, we still enjoy my Mom’s Butter Dips on occasion, and they always bring back great memories.




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Try my parents’ cornbread recipe also.
Have you ever had Fried Cornbread? Here is a link to a recipe. My parents usually set aside some of their batter and fry up a few pieces. So delicious!

Here is a link to a much earlier post, Recipes With Sentiment.

I hope you will try my Mom’s Butter Dips. They may end up being one of your family traditions as well. I would love to hear about the recipes that bring back memories for you and your family. Please share.

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  1. These look amazing, Susan! I’ve been raised on biscuits my entire life and I’ve never heard of these before so I’m super excited to try something new. Thanks so much for the recipe! Hugs, CoCo PS: I love that you guys all shop together too!

    1. I was raised on them too, but I’m pretty sure this was the first time I’ve made them myself. They were super quick and easy. I hope you enjoy them! 😊

  2. Butter dip – love it. Pinned it.
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