Old School 7 Up Biscuits


Oh boy, here I go! Okay, a few weeks back or so I saw where someone mentioned needing the recipe for 7 up biscuits on facebook and almost immediately a flood of memories came gushing at me of eating buttery+flaky+decadent+moist+melt in your mouth delicious biscuits at my grandmother’s (the queen bee) old kitchen table with the boy cousins running wild and my cousin Hillary and I munching down on the goods. Nanny was ALWAYS known to have a spread. She couldn’t just settle for toast and bacon we had to have the gravy, the sausage, the eggs, the grits, the homemade jam, the hash-browns and of course the biscuits. It might just be a Belleicious thing but I find it so fascinating to think of how recipes like yours truly came about. I mean who in the world was in the kitchen and ran out of buttermilk and decided “Hum…. maybe I should put some 7-up in there instead”. Isn’t that crazy to think!!!!


I also found it fascinating to think that not everyone knows about these magical biscuits. If I would have known this little fact I would have posted them on my blog along time ago. There are biscuits that need time to rest, biscuits that need the perfect cutter, biscuits that need more than 5 ingredients and biscuits that take forever to make. Now you could go any of those routes (i.e. recipes) and I gladly do sometimes or you could simply pull out 5 simple ingredients with about 10 minutes to spare for prep and 30 for cooking and have yourself the most decadent buttery biscuit you  have had in your life? Which one shall you choose? HUMM……


Let’s get Cooking Shall We?

Old School 7 Up Biscuits
  • 2 Cups Bisquick
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • ½ cup 7-UP
  • ½ cup melted butter plus 3 TBP butter cut into cubes
  1. Mix bisquick and salt together. Add in the sour cream and stir until nice and lumpy then slowly pour in the seven up. Stir until the dough comes together nicely. It is going to be sticky at first and then slightly soft once you pat it out. Take about ¼ cup of flour and spinkle onto your wooden board and pat out your dough. DO NOT KNEAD IT! Melt ¼ cup of butter in bottom of the baking pan (9 inch pan). Now at this point some roll out it gently and cut using their preferred biscuit cutter, I find it just as easier and more homemade looking if I just pat out the dough in my buttered baking pan (9 inch pan). I like to bake it that way and then cut them. Either way is fine. Sprinkle the cubes of butter across the top of the dough and bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes.

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  1. val

    I make a 7 up pound cake that I just love so I know that I would adore these. They look cooked to perfection.

  2. Melynda

    I love biscuits, these will be great for the upcoming holiday breakfasts. As luck would have it, I have some jam to set out beside the platter!

  3. 2 Sisters Recipes

    Yummy! Can you believe we have never made biscuits before? I am loving yours, especially its made with only 5 ingredients ! OH mY … and with a soda pop as one of them. How cool is that ? Pretty cool !! 🙂

  4. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    Count me in as one who didn’t know about these amazing biscuits. I’ve seen Coke used in ham, but never 7-up in biscuits. How fun!

  5. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

    These look sooooooo tasty and I bet they just melt in your mouth! A must make!!!

  6. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I don’t think I ever had those biscuits…7-up in biscuits…sounds really fun and delicious!

  7. nancy at good food matters

    wow! having lived in the South over 40 years, I thought that I would have come across every known form of biscuit making. But never 7-Up! I can imagine that it gives a hint of citrusy sweetness to the dough, plus a little leavening action. Crazy but good!

  8. Asmita

    This is comfort food. Love it!

  9. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    I know, there are some rather some silly and rather strange things that end up in recipes, like 7 up and vodka? Who thought to add those in the first place? I think someone just was experimenting and ended up with a good end result! That’s what’s so fun about cooking. I love easy biscuit recipes like this where you don’t have roll and cut out the dough. That’s always a pain and a mess maker to boot!
    Sounds like you had a fabulous week away. I’m so proud of you for being out there in the world and making such a difference in people’s lives. You truly have a big and beautiful heart! xoxo, Jackie

  10. Eva

    Now that’s a new one for me too, it’s really amazing to me what ingredients people use in the most unusual ways. Once I made ribs that used grape juice in one of the marinades, cooking techniques (it had three and too all day to cook). The biscuits looks flaky and tender, exactly what a biscuit should look like.

  11. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    I did not know about these! I’d heard of 7up cake but looks like it makes for some nice fluffy biscuits too.

  12. Joanne

    I love how we both made biscuits this week! I definitely need to try your version…I’m totally intrigued by the 7Up!

  13. Roz

    I am sadly not only one of those people who have never heard of these 7-up biscuits, but also one who never was privileged to grow up with homemade biscuits in our Italian home. After Sunday Mass, we would eat at a wonderful restaurant in town that served biscuits that my siblings and I would fight over! Now living in the South, it’s a must-go-in-my-belly item on a weekly basis. I adore biscuits! I’ll give your precious recipe a whirl, I promise! Sadly, I’ll eat the whole batch and add more pounds on my behind to lose!


  14. Liz

    I love old, classic recipes! And a little sweetness from the 7-up must make some delicious biscuits!!!

  15. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Whoa so easy to make! It’s interesting and fun to use 7 up for making biscuits! I especially love the top – flaky and looking delicious!

  16. Helene @LaCuisineHelene

    Such an interesting recipe, I have never heard of it but like biscuits. I would love them 🙂

  17. kitchen flavours

    An interesting biscuit! I have seen cake recipes using 7-up, but not biscuits. These look good, and would be perfect for snacking anytime of the day!

  18. Mandy - The Complete Book

    These look divine and remind me so much of a similar recipe I got From Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.
    Have a beautiful week ahead Belle.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  19. lena

    hi jessica, like joyce too i hv seen cakes recipes using 7 up which i think it helps to produce a fluffier texture.
    Using them in biscuits is interesting ! looking at the pictures, they do look fantastic!

  20. Linda

    This is a new one for me!! 7 up with a Bisquick Mix – can’t get much easier than that!!! I agree that sometimes we think everyone knows the “old school” recipes. Even with my own family, I’ll mention an old dish our parents made and they had no idea how it was made; only that they loved eating it!!

  21. Gintare @Gourmantine

    Right, I’ve never heard of 7up biscuits before, seriously never, and it does sound a little crazy adding fizzy drink to cookies, but they do look great!

  22. sara@domesticallychallenged

    Girlfriend, you hit the MARK here! I love biscuits, I LOVE easy things to make, and these sound AWESOME~!

  23. daphne

    Indeed, I am one of those who didnt know this exists! What a great idea. Bet it is fluffy and oh so nice to dip into stews and soups!


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  25. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Divine!! Love baking with carbonated drinks! My mom has a vegetarian cake recipe which has 7up in it. Must try baking some soon 😀

  26. K j hall

    Can you make these in advance and just bake them the next day?

    1. Linda

      Yes, I have done that. Delicious!

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