2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tea. baking powder
1/4 tea. baking soda
1/4 tea. salt
3 T plus 1 tea. chilled stick butter cut into small pieces
3/4 cup 1% low-fat buttermilk
Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; cut in chilled butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead 4 or 5 times. Roll dough to 1/2 in. thickness; cut with a 2 1/2 in. biscuit cutter. Place on a baking sheet and bake @ 450 for 12 min or until golden. Yields 1 dozen.