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Chive Cheese Biscuits

 Chive Cheese Biscuits
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.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 400° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 184 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 249 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.