Cheddar Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits

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Cheddar Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits – delicious, tender, flaky and cheesy biscuits. These biscuits are super easy to make. 


It’s been a very busy and stressful week at work and when I get worked up like this, my favorite thing to do is to bake. Baking really relaxes me. What better thing to bake than these delicious cheddar cheese buttermilk biscuits. These biscuits are so tender, flaky, cheesy and they smell heavenly. I had them with my eggplant salad, but you can have them with a cup of coffee so they are perfect for breakfast, or they would be great with some jam or even just plain. I really urge you to try these, you don’t have to be a biscuit fan to like these, I guarantee you will love them.

You can cut these any way you want, I usually use a 2 inch cookie cutter to cut my biscuits, but you could cut them square, triangular like scones, it’s totally up to you. The shape doesn’t really matter.


I could never get tired of making cheese biscuits, the problem is I forget about them, until I see them in a coffee shop somewhere and then I get the urge run home and make them. They are such an easy thing to make and  so worth it.


Mini Cheese Biscuits with Buttermilk
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Serves: 12 - 15
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1½ sticks cold unsalted butter, diced
  • ½ cup cold buttermilk, shaken
  • 1 cold egg
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F degrees.
  2. In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well and place the bowl in the fridge for about 30 min.
  3. Cut the cold butter into pieces, and let it sit out, we just want it to soften a bit.
  4. Place the flour mixture in the bowl of a mixer and add the butter and the grated cheese. Using the paddle attachment mix until the butter forms into small peas. You can also do this by hand using a pastry blender.
  5. Whisk the cold egg together with the buttermilk and add it to the mixer and continue mixing until the dough comes together.
  6. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and continue kneading a few times. Roll out the dough so that it's about half an inch thick to ¾ of an inch.
  7. Using a round cookie cutter, you can also use a glass if you don't have a round cookie cutter, start cutting the biscuits. My cookie cutter was about 2 inches in diameter.
  8. Brush the biscuits with the egg wash and bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes then let cool on a wire rack.


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  1. Pooja says

    i only added 1 tsp salt and added mix shredded cheese that had Parmesan included. I also added mrs. Dash and .5 tsp of paprika really added a kick to the scones. I will be trying chives and ham in the next scone!

  2. Liz Farrelly says

    hi Jo..i am a coeliac and just starting my new found cooking journey….can you suggest a subsitute for the flour or will any do..thanks in advance

  3. margaret conyers says

    You’ve done it again Jo….will do the broccoli tomorrow and make your parmesan “scones” in Oz and Britain your biscuits are our scones……as you probably know….thank you so much am saving your recipes..cheers

  4. Denisa says

    Hello Jo ! I’m really enjoying your blog, somehow I get here everyday to see your recipes, which are easy but soo good. Sometimes I have problems with converting the quantities in grams, because I am from Romania too. Thank you for all the great ideas you have put here. xoxo

  5. says

    I made these tonight for dinner along with a hearty beef stew and they were delicious. Just want to mention that you have listed eggs twice in the ingredients. i realized that you only use 1 egg beaten for the egg wash at the end. Love all your recipes :}

    • says

      Hi Sue,
      The cold egg needs to be whisked with the buttermilk, thanks for catching it, I fixed the instructions. I guess your biscuits turned out great without the egg, so no loss there. :)

  6. says

    I’ve been trying to cut down on the amount of bread I eat, but I am so going to make these. They look absolutely incredible. Already printed out, thanks for sharing.

  7. says

    Hi Jo,
    Your mini cheese biscuits look truly stunning!!
    I hear you when you say baking relaxes you after a hectic week at work, but with a talent like yours you should have a go at making your own cheese, it’s nowhere near as tough as people think. There’s a free how-to book on my website – do you fancy a go?

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