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Cheddar Biscuits recipe

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Buttery, flaky, and layered with cheese, this southern style Cheddar Cheese Biscuit recipe is an instant classic that melts in your mouth. 

  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 biscuits 1x


  • 2 C All Purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp shortening
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 C buttermilk
  • 1/3 C whole milk
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
  • 3/4 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chives


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. Add shortening and butter and cut (using a dough cutter or two butter knives) until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  2. Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour in buttermilk and milk. Mix lightly and quickly with your hands to form a dough to pull away from sides of bowl.
  3. Turn onto floured surface and top dough with bacon, cheese and chives.
  4. Knead dough by folding dough over itself and pressing down.
  5. Turn dough 1/2 turn and repeat 6-7 times until dry.
  6. Roll out until dough is 1/2 in thick. Using a 3 inch biscuit cutter, cut biscuits and re-roll dough until all biscuits are cut.
  7. Place biscuits onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in oven. Turn oven temperature down to 400° and bake about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove form oven and spread tops of biscuits with melted butter (optional).
  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 biscuit
  • Calories: 210
  • Sugar: 1.4 g
  • Sodium: 115.4 mg
  • Fat: 11.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Protein: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.3 mg

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