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Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Lynn Miller
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 18 mins
Yield About 4 dozen biscuits (serving size: 2 biscuits)

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.