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Cheddar Bay Biscuit Recipe

These cheddar bay biscuits are yummy, quick and easy to make. They make wonderful soft, buttery sides that go so well with hearty soups, breakfast omelettes and more.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits
Servings: 6


  • Biscuits:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash of chili powder and garlic powder
  • 3/8 cups cold butter (cubed)
  • 1/2 cup chives (chopped)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup cheese preferably sharp cheddar (frozen, grated)
  • Butter
  • 1 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp chives (chopped)
  • pinch of chili powder


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Farenheit.
  • Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chili powder, garlic powder)
  • Add cubes of cold butter and rub into the flour until it becomes coarse.
  • Mix in chives.
  • Add buttermilk and cheese.
  • Knead gently by hand (don’t over-knead).
  • Pat the dough on a lightly floured board until it has a half-inch thickness.
  • Cut biscuits.
  • Place them two inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Remove from oven and brush with the melted butter mix.
  • Serve hot or chilled.


  • Don’t over-knead or overmix your dough. You want tiny chunks of butter and cheese in it so your biscuits turn out soft and flaky.
  • Don’t roll out your dough. Pat down onto your floured board. Sometimes I just shape and flatten the biscuits in my hands.