Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

Cheddar and Chive Biscuits make a great brunch side or a unique savory addition to a dinner breadbasket.

Recipe Credits

Chef Deb Paquette
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, ground
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 3 tablespoons Butter unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon chives, fresh, chopped
  • 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F .
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne.
  3. Cut the shortening and butter into the flour mix. Do not overwork; leave the butter and shortening in small pieces.
  4. Add chives and cheese and toss to blend.
  5. Add cream: stir just until mixture comes together. Do not overmix.
  6. Using 2 spoons, drop 8 even portions of dough on a baking sheet, spaced 2-inches apart.
  7. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes.
  8. Serve with sea-salt butter and maple syrup, if desired.