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easy biscuits made with cheddar cheese and chives
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Easy Cheddar Drop Biscuits

This easy cheddar drop biscuits are soft, buttery, fluffy and irresistibly delicious! You’re only 20 minutes away from these buttery, cheesiest biscuits. Just mix ingredients, drop a spoonful of dough on tray and bake! Best biscuit EVER!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories: 208kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups sharp cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust quantity according to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted cold butter cubed
  • cup whole milk
  • 1 egg

For Brushing

  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chives chopped (can use green onions)
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven at 400 degree Fahrenheit (or 200 degree centigrade) and line a baking tray with parchment paper (or grease it with oil).
  • STEP ONE: Start by adding all purpose flour, baking powder, kosher salt and garlic powder in a bowl.
  • STEP TWO: Combine it by mixing it together.
  • STEP THREE: Add chilled and cubed butter to flour mix.
  • STEP FOUR: Using your fingers or a pastry cutter mix butter into the flour mix.
  • STEP FIVE: Break butter into flour mix until mixture looks a little crumbly.
  • STEP SIX: In a cup whisk together whole milk and one large egg until combined together.
  • STEP SEVEN: Pour the milk-egg mix into the flour mix.
  • STEP EIGHT: Add grated sharp cheddar cheese.
  • STEP NINE: Give it a quick mix using rubber spatula. DO NOT OVER MIX. If there are dry flour, add a teaspoon or more milk to blend dry ingredient fluffy.
  • STEP TEN: STOP mixing dough as soon as dough comes together. Over mixing will cause biscuits to be tough and flat.
  • STEP ELEVEN: Wet with water a large spoon or cookie scoop, scoop out dough and drop it on baking tray lined with parchment paper or well-greased with oil. Drop biscuits with 2 inch space between each other.
  • STEP TWELVE: Bake in pre-heated oven at 400 degree Fahrenheit for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • STEP THIRTEEN: While biscuits bake in the oven in a small bowl add melted butter, garlic powder, fresh parsley and chives.
  • STEP FOURTEEN: Mix it all together. This will be used for brushing over biscuits.
  • STEP FIFTEEN: Once biscuits come out of oven, immediately brush it with butter herb mix generously all over.
  • STEP SIXTEEN: Bake it for 5 more minutes.
  • STEP SEVENTEEN: Fresh warm homemade cheddar drop biscuits are ready to be devoured.
  • STEP EIGHTEEN: If there are leftover butter herb mix, give your biscuits a second brush just before serving. Your biscuits will turn rich, buttery and cheesy delicious!

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Notes

  1. I prefer to use parchment paper over greasing baking sheet with oil or butter. Biscuits tend to brown faster at the bottom and will stick to the baking sheet. If you are using baking sheet that is thin, it will over heat and stick at the bottom.
  2. Ensure butter is chilled and cut into smaller cubes. Smaller cubes = easier to break it up in the flour. I prefer to use fingers to break butter instead of pastry cutter. For those who don’t enjoy cutting/pinching butter into the flour, here’s a great tip for you. Grate chilled butter, add it to flour and mix. Grated butter also means more evenly spread butter in the dough!
  3. Use whole milk. It’s best! Fat in the milk will help make biscuits flakier and tender.
  4. DO NOT OVER MIX! Seriously! STOP MIXING as soon as dough comes together. Even if there is dry flour and batter has lumps, do not mix. Rather add a teaspoon or more whole milk to blend dry ingredients to the dough.
  5. If you have self-rising flour, use it! Use self-rising flour instead of flour+baking powder+salt mix. It simplifies the process and number of ingredients that you need to pull out.
  6. Generously brush melted butter-herb mix on the biscuits. This will make biscuits tender and rich in taste. If any butter-herb mix is leftover, brush it again on top of the biscuits after baking is done before servings. More butter = richer tasting and better tasting biscuits.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 1mg