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5 from 7 votes

Cheddar Biscuits

Light, cheesy, easy and fluffy, these Cheddar Biscuits are a quick and delicious recipe that is perfect to whip up for dinnertime meals.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 biscuits
Calories: 161kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the butter and with a pastry blender or your fingers, mix the butter into the dry ingredients until it is crumbly and the largest pieces of butter are no bigger than the size of peas.
  • Add the shredded cheese and mix, then mix in the buttermilk. Mix just until combined.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface, or a large piece of parchment.
  • Press the dough out until it is about 1/2 inch thick, then fold into thirds and press out again to ½ inch thick.
  • Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter and place on a parchment lined baking sheet so the edges are just touching.
  • Gather up any remaining dough and repeat the process of pressing, folding and cutting until no dough remains.
  • Whisk together the egg and 2 tsp milk and brush over biscuit tops.
  • Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes until risen and golden.


  1. Make sure you use cold butter when adding into the flour mixture, this helps with the texture of the biscuit.
  2. Freshly grated cheese works best when baking with this recipe, it has less preservatives than bagged shredded cheese.
  3. If you do not own a biscuit cutter, a round cookie cutter will work too, or just cut into squares.
  4. Do not overmix, this will make your biscuits rubbery and dry.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg