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Garlic Cheese Biscuits

 Garlic Cheese Biscuits
"This is a savory variation on my favorite buttermilk biscuit recipe," notes Gayle Becker of Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Shredded cheddar cheese adds nice color, and a tasty butter mixture brushed on top of these drop biscuits provides a burst of garlic flavor.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, baking
  • powder, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon bouillon; cut in shortening
  • until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cheese. Stir in
  • buttermilk just until moistened.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto a greased baking
  • sheet. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Combine butter with
  • remaining garlic powder; brush over biscuits. Bake 4 minutes longer
  • or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 210 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 264 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.