Special Equipment: a freestanding electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
a bench scraper
a pastry brush
1cup(2 sticks // 8 ounces) Land O Lakes® Extra Creamy Unsalted Butter
3tablespoonsLand O Lakes® Garlic & Herb Butter Spread
3cups(13.5 ounces) all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out and dusting
1 1/2teaspoonsgranulated sugar
1 1/4cups(10 fluid ounces) very cold buttermilk
1tablespoonstemmed and finely chopped fresh herbs of your choice
fresh ground pepper
flaky sea salt
On The Night Before
The night before you plan on making these biscuits, prepare the butter: use a sharp knife to chop up 1 cup Land O Lakes® Extra Creamy Unsalted Butter into 1-inch chunks. Transfer the chunks to an airtight container with a lid and place in the freezer to chill overnight.
For the Biscuits
Center a rack in the oven and preheat to 400 (F). Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside. Place 3 tablespoons of Land O Lakes® Garlic & Herb Butter Spread in a small bowl and microwave on low until completely melted; set aside.
In the bowl of a freestanding electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, and 2 teaspoons kosher salt. Beat on low speed for 5 to 10 seconds until well combined. Add 1 cup frozen Land O Lakes® Extra Creamy Unsalted Butter all at once and beat on the mixer's lowest speed for at least 3 minutes, or until the mixture resembles a coarse cornmeal. With the mixer still on its lowest speed, stream 1 1/4 cups buttermilk all at once, continuing to beat the mixture just until a dough forms and clumps around the paddle. There should be no dry ingredients at the bottom of the bowl.
Dust your hands with flour and prepare to flour a work surface. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the dough off the paddle and into the bowl; tip the dough out onto the surface and, working quickly, pat into a 1-inch thick square. Use a bench scraper to cut the square into 4 smaller but even squares. Stack the squares on top of each other and press down to flatten and pat into a 1 1/2-inch thick rectangle about 12 inches long and 6 inches wide. Use the bench scraper to trim a very thin border around the edge of the dough to create clean edges, discarding any scraps. Cut the rectangle in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 4 pieces, giving you a grand total of 8 biscuits.
Place each biscuit on the prepared baking sheet leaving about 2 inches apart. If the dough seems like it's warmed up, transfer to the freezer to chill for 10 minutes. Use a pastry brush to brush the tops of each biscuit with the melted Land O Lakes® Garlic & Herb Butter Spread; immediately sprinkle with the fresh herbs, salt, and pepper. Transfer to the preheated oven to bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the biscuits are a deep golden brown on the bottom and golden on top. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly, before serving warm with your favorite main dishes and a generous portion of butter. These biscuits are best the day they're made.