Cheese Biscuits Recipe
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Cheese Biscuits Recipe

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"THE BREAD at this meal sometimes varied, but we loved Mother's cheese biscuits best. Although the biscuit bowl was always filled to the top, there never seemed to be enough. The cheese gives these biscuits an unforgettable flavor, and buttermilk makes them especially light."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 209 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 396mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese. Add buttermilk; stir just until dough clings together. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough lightly until easy to handle. Roll into a 12-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges. Begin at wide end of wedge and roll toward point. Place biscuits, point side down, on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 biscuits.
Originally published as Cheese Biscuits in Reminisce September/October 1993, p47

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danielleylee User ID: 4484886 231084
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

"I made these the other night, they were quick and easy. I also used instead of regular salt garlic salt. I also added a 1/2 tsp of garlic powder. My husband really enjoyed these. I also just made them as drop biscuits as a reviewer suggested below and they turned out perfectly."

lahnette User ID: 7580994 42387
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"Used butter and increased the amount of cheese to ~6oz (sharp cheddar!). I bake at 425 for 12-13 min. These vanish so quickly at any meal we make these for, our go to recipe. Everyone LOVES them."

lltooley User ID: 4332174 201767
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"This recipe turned out perfect. I must admit I have difficulties with biscuits so I was prepared for these to have 'something wrong' with them but no such problem. They even looked just like the picture! Thank you, I have finally found biscuits that turn out wonderful for me."

Tennessee Momm User ID: 4848549 41032
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"Good, easy but needs a bit more taste. Nice if in a hurry."

eye_lady User ID: 4552636 42386
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"These taste great, but based on the previous review I didn't even try to roll and cut them. I too just dropped by the spoonful and baked."

mannon User ID: 1172384 17191
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2008

"These were great! I couldn't get them to roll up, so I just kind of mounded them on the cookie sheet. I will make these again!"

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