Chive Cheese Biscuits Recipe

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From Black Creek, British Columbia, Joan Baskin writes, "These are the lightest biscuits I've ever baked. My husband loves them with a meal of macaroni and cheese and coleslaw." Flecks of fresh chives and golden bits of cheddar cheese make the biscuits a savory standout.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup minced chives

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 184 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt. Cut in cheese and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk and chives until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead 8-10 times. Roll to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 400° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Chive Cheese Biscuits in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p55

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