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Flaky Cheddar-Chive Biscuits

These wonderful, buttery biscuits complement any dinner. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 biscuits


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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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  • Sarah
    Dec 24, 2019

    This is a great basic biscuit recipe for those who don't want all of the added junk of using Bisquick. I've made it with the cheddar and chives and those were a hit, but I've also made just plain buttermilk biscuits, and they're still fantastic. If I'm making the cheddar and chive version of these biscuits, I usually substitute a sour cream and milk mixture instead of using buttermilk, since I don't usually keep that in the fridge. General biscuit/pastry tip: Whenever I'm baking and I need to cut in butter, I make sure the butter is cold and then use a cheese grater to add it to the flour mix. It's so much easier, and you don't have to work the dough so much to incorporate it.

  • sprat888
    Mar 20, 2015

    Just okay.

  • zootercat
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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!