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Cheddar Biscuits

Cheddar BiscuitsOn a freezing winter day (when isn’t it?) I made a pot of hamburger soup, one of my favorites.  When I debated making buns, a friend suggested I try biscuits instead because they were much easier.  I like easy.  I searched out a biscuit recipe and while many call for the same ingredients, some looked more complicated than others.  I went with Betty Crocker’s original biscuit recipe but added cheese (cheese makes everything better) and since I didn’t have buttermilk, I soured the milk with lemon which works wonderfully in a pinch.  Here’s the recipe below, which I’ll be making many times over now!

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Cheddar Biscuits
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  • ¼ cup salted butter, cold from the fridge
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup shredded cheddar cheese (I didn't really measure this but ⅓ cup seems about right)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Start by adding ¼ cup salted butter to a bowl, no need to get it to room temp first
  3. Add 2 cups all-purpose flour to the bowl, along with 3 tsp baking powder and 2 tbsp sugar.
  4. In a measuring cup, add 1 tbsp lemon juice to ¾ cup milk to sour. Mix and pour over the flour mixture.
  5. Stir the dough mixture until it's not sticking to the sides of the bowl. If needed add a little extra milk if too dry, or some flour if too wet.
  6. Add cheese.
  7. Lightly flour a hard surface and knead the dough about 10 times.
  8. Roll out the dough to about ½" thickness then use a small cup to cut circles in the dough. Re-roll as needed to use up all your dough (this recipe makes about 12 biscuits)
  9. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Move to a cooling rack when done.



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  • We are making turkey soup from the Christmas leftovers today and was looking for a biscuit recipe. This sound delicious and the best part…”EASY”. Thanks so much for the recipe. 🙂

  • You know something up until about 3 months ago I had no idea either. My mother makes some about once a month and I thought I remembered seeing her do it when I was growing up and it taking longer….Impatient child maybe?? haha I made my own batch and couldn’t believe how easy it actually was. I made half without cheddar for use with homemade strawberry jam!!
    mmm..mmm..mmm. Not good for the waistline though..but whose counting. 😛

  • These biscuits look a lot like a recipe that my Mum had brought with her from England…they were delicious but my older sister lost the recipe! This is a keeper and I am going to make them!!

  • Just a suggestion: Step#8.. roll out into a rectangle and with a knife cut into 12 equal pieces. Saves re-rolling the dough and keeps the biscuit tende tender. Of course for company , using a biscuit cutter makes for a nice presentation.

  • biscuits are done and omg they are to die for, I been making biscuits for years but never this good, when I used to visit my uncle he would make me biscuits and wow these taste just like his, THANKS

  • I have been promising my hubby that I would make these the next time we have chili. I kept forgetting though. Now I won’t. Looks yummy!

  • Let’s hear it for recipes that call for SALTED butter! I don’t bake often enough to keep unsalted butter on hand and if I have to go out to get it, I’ll probably opt for a store-bought product to quell the craving. Pinned and bookmarked. Thanks.

  • I can’t believe I didn’t notice this post before now. I love biscuits….goes great with tea. I’m going to try the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  • Oh my hubby would love these. We have the macaroni soup he made already so the biscuits will be a nice add to our meal. Thanks for the recipe.

  • These look so good. I used to have a recipe for cheddar biscuits from off of an old black Diamond Cheese flyer, but I lost it. This would be a good replacement.

  • I have not tried cheddar biscuits. This recipe looks good. They would be a nice addition to any meal.

  • I love a good cheese biscuit with a homemade soup. It’s such a comforting meal! I like the ideas in the comments to add in spicy cheese or garlic. Maybe dill too?

  • My husband loves biscuits like this. He tried making some one time and when they were done, he said, “watch this” and it bounced off the wall. He ended up throwing them all out. Not sure what he did wrong but he has made them since and they were perfect. I know he would love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  • It is a great idea to make a triple batch. I have a similar biscuit recipe and put all the ingredients into a large zip lock back and blend. This keeps for a month in my fridge. Measure out the 2 cups, add the liquids. I add cheese, cinnamon sugar, or herbs to the mix, stir and add in the liquids. So handy as the mess is done 1 time and I can bake fresh biscuits to go with whatever is on the menu.