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Easy Cheddar Bay Cheese Biscuits Really Into This Basket

Easy Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

A quick & savory biscuit perfect any time of the day! 


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups grated and tightly packed sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, pepper, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt.

  3. Add the butter and, using your hands or a pastry cutter or fork & work the butter into the dough. The mixture should look like coarse sand. Add the cheese and stir to thoroughly incorporate it into the dough.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated. Don’t overmix.

  5. Use a scooper or a 1/4-cup measuring cup to scoop the dough and drop it in mounds onto the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake in the center of the oven for about 20 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through the baking time, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of a biscuit comes out clean.

  6. Transfer the biscuits to a cooling rack. The biscuits are best served slightly warm.

  7. Store the biscuits in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Recipe Notes

adapted from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking