Remember Hardee’s? I haven’t seen one in years, but if you’ve ever heard of or visited Hardee’s, then you are aware of their famous home-style buttermilk biscuits.

This delicious Hardee’s Biscuit Recipe can be enjoyed according to your preference – like plain, with blueberry topping, smothered with gravy, or cut in half to make into a sandwich.

If you’ve always loved these Hardee’s biscuits or want to try DIYing them for the first time, you can make it in the comfort of your own home.

No, it’s not complicated and it’s actually made with just a few ingredients but can turn any breakfast sandwich into a perfect southern-style biscuit.

Hardees Biscuit Recipe

In the world of fast food, few items elicit the same level of devotion and excitement as Hardee’s biscuits.

But what makes these biscuits so popular?

1. Fluffy and Buttery Perfection

At the heart of Hardee’s biscuit appeal lies their impeccable texture and flavor.

These biscuits are renowned for their fluffiness, achieved through a time-tested recipe that combines high-quality ingredients and precise baking techniques.

The perfect balance of tender and buttery layers makes each bite a heavenly experience.

2. Made from Scratch, Every Day

One of the secrets to Hardee’s biscuit success is their commitment to freshness.

Unlike many fast-food establishments that rely on pre-packaged, frozen goods, Hardee’s takes pride in preparing their biscuits from scratch every day.

3. Versatility That Appeals to All Tastes

Hardee’s biscuits are incredibly versatile, catering to a wide range of tastes and preferences.

Whether you’re a fan of classic combinations like sausage, egg, and cheese or you prefer a spicy chicken biscuit, there’s an option for everyone.

4. A Legacy of Southern Comfort

Hardee’s biscuits are steeped in Southern culinary tradition, which adds a layer of nostalgia and comfort to the dining experience.

The South is known for its love of biscuits, and Hardee’s pays homage to this heritage by crafting biscuits that evoke the essence of Southern comfort food.

5. Quality Ingredients Matter

The old adage “you get what you pay for” certainly holds true with Hardee’s biscuits.

The brand is committed to using high-quality ingredients, from premium flour to real butter.

6. Consistency You Can Rely On

Consistency is key in the fast-food industry, and Hardee’s has mastered this art when it comes to their biscuits.

Whether you visit Hardee’s in New York or Texas, you can expect the same level of quality and flavor in their biscuits.

Hardees Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe (Copycat)

Hardee’s Biscuit Ingredients

This is what you need to make 12 biscuits:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 5 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 1 cup shortening (I use vegetable oil)
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk, chilled
  • Salted butter, for brushing or brush tops

Hardees Biscuit Recipe (Copycat)

Hardee’s Biscuit Directions


Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Start warming butter in the oven.


In a mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients – sugar, self-rising flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper into the sifter.


Add the shortening to the flour mixture.


Using your hand, make a well-like shape in the center of the mixture and pour the cold buttermilk into the well. Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula and start combining the wet and dry ingredients.


Place the dough out onto a floured countertop or flat surface. Roll the dough out with the rolling pin until you have a one-inch thick circle. Use a floured 2-inch cutter to punch out as many biscuits as possible, like a golf ball… lots of golf balls.


Transfer the biscuits to the baking sheet or oil iron skillet and position them side by side. Then brush the top of the biscuits with the melted butter that’s been warming on the oven.


Baking time for these dough balls is about 10 to 15 minutes on the top of the oven. You’ll know they’re ready when they turn to a light golden brown color. When they’re done, remove them from the oven and cool for a while.



Hardees Biscuit Recipe


Add some cinnamon and raisins to this recipe to transform these into cinnamon raisin biscuits.

Some people like to eat these with cheddar cheese, tomato slices, or a tangy pimento filling.

The sweet biscuits also make the perfect pair with some sausage gravy recipes you may have too!

When you make these delicious biscuits a second time, you might want to use additional buttermilk or additional baking powder to suit your personal preference.

There is nothing better than the real deal from the restaurant chain, but if you aren’t close to a location in Virginia Beach or North Carolina, then this is the fastest way to a better biscuit.

Add some cinnamon and raisins to this recipe to transform these into cinnamon raisin biscuits.

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  1. Carrie Orndorff says:

    Can these be made the night before and wrap the dough in saran wrap in the refrigerator then cut and bake in the morning? I need to make four batches!

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