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Red Velvet Biscuit

Red Velvet Biscuits

Light and flaky, completely from-scratch Red Velvet Biscuits are a sweet Christmas time treat. Serve warm with some butter for a fun, festive breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Red Velvet Biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk cold
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter shredded
  • 1/4 cup butter flavored vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 oz red food coloring


  • Combine the self rising flour, salt, cocoa powder, sugar, and cream of tartar, in a large bowl.
  • Sift or mix the ingredients until well combined.
  • Add all of the dry ingredients into the stand mixer bowl.
  • Add in the butter, the shortening, buttermilk, and food coloring.
  • Turn on the stand mixer, and let the ingredients mix on a medium speed, until it turns into red dough.
  • Once the dough has formed, flatten in out on a lightly floured flat surface using a roll pin ( make sure that you flour the roll pin, so that it does not stick to it).
  • Cut the biscuits out using a canning lid , biscuit cutter, or cookie cutter.
  • Place the biscuits into a bake dish ( I used a 9 x 13).
  • Bake the biscuits on 400 F ( make sure you preheat the oven prior to baking), for 12-15 minutes.
  • Once done, brush or rub butter on top of the biscuits while they are still warm.
  • Serve & Enjoy!



I used a stand mixer, but you can make these biscuits with a handheld mixer that has dough hooks, or do the mixing completely by hand.