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two cheddar biscuits with chives on a plate. One is cut in half with a pad of melted butter on top.
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Cheddar Biscuit Recipe

Soft, savory, flaky, and filled with cheddar cheese and chives - these Cheddar and Chive Biscuits are unbelievably easy to make and can be ready in just 20 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, roll
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories: 182kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • Preheat the oven to 450 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or two knives, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and the pieces of butter are no bigger than pea sized.
  • Toss the cheddar cheese and chives with the dry ingredients until well distributed.
  • Add the milk and gently stir until just combined (the dough may be a little rough and shaggy, and that’s okay!).
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a rectangle that is about 6 inches by 9 inches. Fold each side of the dough over the middle (like you’re folding a letteand pat out again to about 6 x 9 inches. Cut biscuits out of the dough using desired size of biscuit cutter, or cut the dough into twelve equal sized squares.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.


Serving: 12biscuits | Calories: 182kcal