The Riley/Land Wooden Biscuit Cutter

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When I was a kid, Mama made biscuits nearly every day. She would mix up the dough the night before and refrigerate it overnight so the dough wasn't too soft when rolling it out the next morning. Her recipe? Mix everything till it "feels right." Yep. That's the secret lol... Mama used her grandma's biscuit cutter, which is a very Southern thing to do. We pass down heirlooms like that, because they mean something to our family. It might just be an old cut out tin can, but it has sentimental value. When we developed our line of wooden biscuit cutters, Mama was hesitant at first, wanting to sit it on the shelf "for looks."

One day, I was there when she was making biscuits and I grabbed the biscuit cutter - hers is Black Walnut - and tossed it in the flour. "It's dirty now; go ahead and use it," I told her. And she did. That's all she's used since. For clarity, my Daddy makes biscuits most of the time now (he gets up earlier) and he uses the biscuit cutter as well. Because, as it turns out, it has become a new family heirloom. Funny how that works. 

These biscuit cutters are a great gift for the biscuit maker in your family. And, in the South, there's always one of those. Don't let that Southern talk fool you, biscuits have been on the rise (haha) as of late all over the US. Get a taste of Tennessee at your breakfast table.

All of our wooden kitchenwares are handmade by a small family-owned business in rural Tennessee. It's a learned tradition, handed down from father to son and spans multiple generations. The vast majority of the pieces come from locally-sourced trees (often from my parents' farm).

This is my best-selling size biscuit cutter - not too big, not too small. Actually, it's my best-selling item. The item that Chef Carla Hall declared as her favorite stocking stuffer in Food Network Magazine; the item that Southern Cast Iron listed as a staple in the Southern kitchen; the item that Taste of the South Magazine claims is a "must have" for your kitchen. 

Handmade in Tennessee. You choose your wood: Black Walnut, Cherry, Ambrosia Maple, or let me pick for you so you have a surprise when you open the box. These make exceptional one-of-a-kind gifts that will eventually become a new family heirloom.

Makes 2.5" diameter biscuits

* Do not put in the dishwasher. Do not soak in the sink. I recommend wiping with a damp cloth after use. Periodically, if needed, use beeswax or food-safe mineral oil for upkeep. 

This is, by far, my best-selling item. The item that Chef Carla Hall declared as her favorite stocking stuffer in Food Network Magazine; the item that Southern Cast Iron listed as a staple in the Southern kitchen; the item that Taste of the South Magazine claims is a "must have" for your kitchen; and the item Southern Living attests to be a "treasured keepsake for generations to come." 



  • 5
    High quality product

    Posted by Kristine on May 22nd 2021

    I love the quality and uniqueness of this biscuit cutter. Used it this morning to make homemade biscuits for breakfast. The wood and construction is beautiful!

  • 5
    Biscuit Cutter

    Posted by Scott Owens on Feb 11th 2021

    Just the right size; fun to use. Like the handle on top.

  • 5
    Wooden Biscuit Cutter

    Posted by Holly King on Jan 3rd 2021

    Beautifully crafted for sure. But, it is also supremely functional. The edge is honed thinly enough to cut the dough and is still sturdy enough to last a lifetime. The small hole in the top allows the air to escape with each press. Hmmm, makes you think the craftspeople that designed and made this may know a thing or two about baking a biscuit!

  • 5
    Wooden biscuit cutter

    Posted by catmaster555 on Dec 31st 2020

    I ordered the cherry wood biscuit cutter and it is even more beautiful than I expected. My favorite purchase of 2020. Thanks Riley/Land Co. Great service!

  • 5
    Gorgeous Addition to Our Kitchen

    Posted by Melissa on Dec 15th 2020

    This is just beautiful! It's a Christmas gift for my husband, so we haven't used it yet and I can't speak to its effectiveness, but the item itself is beautifully crafted.

  • 5
    Biscuit cutters

    Posted by Cynthia Stepanian on Dec 11th 2020

    The Walnut biscuit cutters I ordered for Christmas gifts arrived beautifully. The wood is beautiful and very smooth. Can’t wait to give them as gifts!!!!

  • 5
    Walnut Biscuit Cutter

    Posted by Andrea.A on Dec 10th 2020

    The biscuit cutter is beautifully made. The Walnut wood is a rich, brown color. The shape is lovely and just the right size. I was very surprised on how fast I received it! They even hand signed a nice thank you note on the inside of the box. I would highly recommend this handmade beauty. It’s almost too pretty to actually use!

  • 5
    It did the job .

    Posted by suzannen holcomb on Dec 7th 2020

    The wood is beautiful I gave one as a gift. Love the way it looks.

  • 5
    Biscuit Cutters

    Posted by FLJ on Dec 2nd 2020

    I love everything that I buy from the Riley/Land Collection but this moved me to write a review. I love the look of them and how they feel in my hands. They make me feel like a real cook even though I just graduated from Pillsbury dough. These are great!!!