Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

Cheddar and Chive BiscuitsRecipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Lynn Miller
About 4 dozen biscuits (serving size: 2 biscuits)

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2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
2 tablespoons snipped chives
1 cup cold whole milk
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter for brushing, optional


Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder and mix well. Add cold butter, cheese and chives. Use a pastry blender, 2 knives or fingertips to mix in butter until mixture is crumbly, with a few pea-size pieces of butter or cheese remaining. Add milk and gently mix to moisten, no more than 10 seconds. Dough will be rough; do not overwork.

3. Turn dough out onto a large floured work surface and knead gently into a ball, no more than 6 to 8 quick turns. Working quickly, roll dough out into a 1/2-inch-thick circle. Cut out small biscuits using a 1-inch cookie cutter. Gather scraps of dough, roll out again to 1/2-inch thickness and cut out more biscuits. Place biscuits about 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Lightly brush tops of biscuits with melted butter, if desired. Bake until lightly browned on top, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve warm.

Created date

March 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 102
Fat 6 g
Satfat 4 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Sodium 172 mg