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Flaky Cheddar Chive Biscuits

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer or Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, cheddar biscuits, flaky biscuits
Servings: 8


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons really cold unsalted butter cubed; SPLIT
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded or freshly grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives finely diced


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
  • Using a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Using 6 tablespoons of the butter, toss the cold butter cubes into the flour mixture and rub in the butter throughout the flour using your fingers, or use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour. Continue until you have tiny pieces of butter throughout.
  • Make a well in the center of your bowl, pour in the buttermilk. Using your hands like a claw, mix together all of the ingredients until just combined, or you can use a rubber spatula. Add in the cheddar cheese and chives and continue mixing until everything is incorporated.
  • Transfer the dough to lightly floured work surface. Using your hands, press the dough down into a rectangle shape. Fold the dough in half lengthwise, then fold into quarters. Flatten the dough again and repeat two more times with the folding.
  • When finished, flatten out the dough again, and use a round biscuit cutter to cut the round biscuit shapes. Press the biscuit cutter straight down and lift it straight up. Gather the dough scraps and repeat. You should be able to make 8 biscuits. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving an inch or two of space in between them. I baked 4 on one baking sheet but feel free to bake them all on one if you can fit all 8 there.
  • Bake for about 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. While the biscuits are in the oven, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and set aside. Remove from oven and brush the biscuit tops with the melted butter. Enjoy!