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Flaky Cheddar-Chive Biscuits Recipe

Flaky Cheddar-Chive Biscuits Recipe

These wonderful, buttery biscuits complement any dinner. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in cheese and chives. Add buttermilk; stir just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times.
  • 2. Pat or roll dough to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 10 biscuits.

Nutritional Facts

1 biscuit: 236 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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[email protected] User ID: 2621902 223200
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2015

"Just okay."

zootercat User ID: 1699403 220612
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"I've made these biscuits several times and love them. I sprinkle on extra grated cheddar cheese and use fresh chives. quick to make and even the scraps I re-roll are tender. Delicious served split and warm from the oven & served with butter."

fishrgal User ID: 1182152 220600
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"These were very good! I didn't have buttermilk so I warmed one cup of milk and stirred in 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice and allowed it to thicken for a few minutes before adding. I also did not have any chives so I used a good teaspoon of minced garlic, a teaspoon of basil and a teaspoon of dried minced onion. That combination and the cup of cheddar was a winning combo. Will be making these again!"

ljcooker1 User ID: 6466314 220375
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"You can make these with Bisquick as well. I usually make these when we have fish. I add garlic. Gives them a great taste."

jencwynn User ID: 8191157 217273
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"I loved these biscuits a lot! Very flavorful. I could eat the whole pan. Didn't change a thing. You'd think I really knew how to cook with these."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 194721
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"These were really good but I did use milk instead of buttermilk and 11/2 tsp. dried chives instead of fresh."

ambersut User ID: 7703617 123574
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2014

"Delicious! I forgot to add the chives and cheddar before the buttermilk so I kneaded it in. I was afraid it would make it too tough, but it was just fine. The batter did seem dry; I had to knead it to get it to come together. I didn't have a biscuit cutter at the time so I cut it into squares. We loved them, would definitely make again."

i_like_pie User ID: 1201160 192817
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"My daughter made these last night, and we thought they were terrific! We did not have any chives and just left that out. My husband ate one plain and one with apple jelly, and he liked it both ways."

dccookin User ID: 7162688 149948
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"These were pretty good, although I don't know how often I'll make them. I thought they could maybe use some garlic or something to give them a bit more flavor. But they looked beautiful!"

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 184269
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"These remind me of biscuits from one of our favorite eateries. They are quick to put together and use staple ingredients that I usually have on hand, but make any meal special!"

Happeepancakes User ID: 6365434 194719
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"I really enjoyed these, although there wasn't enough liquid so I added more buttermilk. We also didn't have chives so I used dried minced onion and fresh parsley."

maryannet User ID: 1456288 123573
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"I made then as drop biscuits. The recipe has a little too much flour, added a little more milk. Used basil instead of chives"

becky66 User ID: 1915904 191357
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"These were easy to make, and the chives added a nice touch of flavor. I made them for a Sunday morning biscuits-and-gravy breakfast (my daughter's favorite), and she thought they were delicious. I did substitute my usual replacement for buttermilk, which is a tablespoon of lemon juice in a cup of milk, which I let stand for a few minutes to sour."

[email protected] User ID: 1572125 130464
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"I gave this one star, and really don't feel these biscuits deserved that much. The dough was extremely sticky and hard to work with. I had to keep adding flour to keep the dough from sticking to my hands. I put the dough that was left after cutting the biscuits in the refrigerator and that seemed to help a bit. I tasted one after baking and hated them! The chives were so overpowering and made the whole biscuit bitter. I could not taste the cheddar cheese at all. I followed the recipe to a T. I'm very disappointed to have wasted all the ingredients :-("

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