Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
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Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

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Every bite of these flaky biscuits get a little kick from cayenne pepper and sharp cheddar cheese. They're a nice accompaniment to soup and stew. —Kimberley Nuttall, San Marco, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold butter. cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 261 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cayenne. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the cheese and toss. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Pat or roll to 1 in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 6-8 biscuits.
Originally published as Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p176

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tykelmom User ID: 8303571 223316
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"These were very easy. I didn't have any cayenne pepper, but they were delicious without it. A big hit in our house."

LindaFS User ID: 7726166 88720
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"These are excellent and always a hit whenever I serve them. They are great with stew or served with butter and jam. The cayenne pepper is a great addition. easy and quick to make, these are my go to biscuits."

shadow750 User ID: 831542 139373
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"Very easy and delicious! Of course this is from a brickbat maker."

tamarachronister User ID: 1908061 63082
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"These biscuits are flavorful and surprisingly light. I served them with garlic butter, and that was the final touch - oh, so good!!

Tamara Chronister, Montrose, CO."

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