Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Lynn Miller Photo by: Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Lynn Miller

Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

All You APRIL 2011

  • Yield: About 4 dozen biscuits (serving size: 2 biscuits)
  • Cook time: 18 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$.16


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 102
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 17mg
  • Sodium: 172mg

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Cheddar and Chive Biscuits Recipe