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Cheddar-Black Pepper Biscuits

Yield 1 1/2 dozen (serving size: 1 biscuit)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chilled stick margarine, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

Nutrition Information

  • calories 86
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 3.2 g
  • carbohydrate 11.3 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 85 mg
  • calcium 72 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add cheese; toss well. Add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

  2. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface, and knead 4 or 5 times. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch decorative cookie cutter. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray, and brush with egg white; sprinkle with remaining pepper. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.