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Easy Cheesy Biscuits

I'm a big fan of homemade biscuits but not the rolling and cutting that goes with them. The drop biscuit method solves everything. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk


  • Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese, garlic and pepper flakes. Add milk; stir just until moistened.
  • Drop dough by heaping 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 biscuit: 237 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 429mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • Pat
    Feb 24, 2021

    Very easy! I shredded frozen buyer and kept it shredded until I mixed in. Also added Monterey Jack cheese and a LITTLE more milk. They came out soft inside and crispy outside.

  • angela32
    Nov 14, 2020

    These are delicious and easy to make! Will make again :)

  • lvarner
    Oct 10, 2020

    Yum! These are so easy to make and taste delicious!

  • Barbara
    Aug 10, 2020

    Every time I make these EVERYONE loves them!!

  • mrscessna
    Aug 3, 2020

    These cam out a little dry. I think Susan had a great idea to add some butter after baking.

  • Susan
    Jul 15, 2020

    Very good! I think I'll make these for Easter next year! I didn't add red pepper flakes as I don't like spicy food. But they were so good! I melted some butter and brushed it over them after I took them out of the oven.

  • RhRn
    Jan 9, 2020

    I never have 2% milk in the house...only Almond non-dairy. I would think that would work? Comments???

  • JMartinelli13
    Oct 16, 2017

    Easy, taste great. I used whole milk and omitted the crushed red pepper flakes.

  • chilisw12
    Jan 14, 2017

    These were fantastic! I have a picky eater that loved them!

  • Loiscooks
    Aug 22, 2016

    These were good, but I expected a little more cheese flavor. Everyone did enjoy them, though. I left out the red pepper flakes, so maybe next time I will add them.