Cheddar-Chive Buttermilk Biscuits

These cheddar-chive biscuits are quickly becoming a favorite recipe in our house.  They are everything a good biscuit should be:  fluffy, buttery, and flaky.  The secret to their goodness? Buttermilk, cold butter, and  lots of layers.


Adapted from Charleston Cooks! Buttermilk Biscuits with Cheddar and Chives

To make one dozen biscuits:

  • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, sharp or medium
  • ¼ cup fresh chives
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tablespoons cold butter
  • ¾ cup buttermilk

Preheat convection oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  Chop the chives, grate the cheese, if necessary, and cut the butter into large chunks.  Set the prepared ingredients aside.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix.  Stir in the cheese and chives.

BiscuitsUse a pastry cutter to cut in the cold butter.  The mixture should look like coarse meal.

BiscuitsBiscuitsSlowly add the buttermilk and stir the mixture until it is just combined.

Turn the dough out onto a piece of parchment paper.

Biscuits Flour your hands and pat the dough into a rectangle.  Cut the dough in half.

BiscuitsStack the two pieces of the dough and press them together.

BiscuitsRepeat the cutting and stacking 5 or 6 times.  Be careful not to overwork the dough.


Roll out the dough until it is about ½ inch thick.


Cut the biscuits into squares.

BiscuitsFor soft biscuits, separate the biscuits by about a 1/2 inch. For crunchier biscuits, increase the space between the biscuits.BiscuitsSlide the biscuits and parchment paper onto a baking sheet.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden.


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Cheddar-Chive Buttermilk Biscuits — 4 Comments

    • I thought I had biscuits down, but then I tried these. This recipe has consistently yielded great biscuits for me. My mother has a lighter biscuit recipe that I love when she makes it. When I make it the biscuits resemble hockey pucks. Hopefully I can have her show me how she makes her biscuits and post the lighter recipe as well.
      Thanks for stopping by,

  1. LOL! All of my biscuits have turned out like hockey pucks so far!! I’m looking forward to trying these as soon as the heat breaks a little and I feel like turning on the oven again! Thanks for visiting my page and commenting on my snow jar project for Christmas in July. I do wish you weren’t a no-reply blogger!

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