Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

Biscuits! But with buttermilk and cheddar cheese and chives, so yeah.

This is that exact recipe you’ll whip out when you’re craving comfort, but springy. Every single brunch begs for these carbalicious discs. And see, we’ll go crazy with the cheese. (not cheese whiz though. name that song.)

It feels like a biscuit kind of day, doesn’t it?!

Let us peepeth.

The one thing missing in this photo is baking soda.

Tell you the truth, I made these twice to get it right. I was out of baking soda, so I only used baking powder the first time around. They were a bit tough. And I was like, no dude. We’re making it again.

They didn’t rise as much as I expected, but still they’re fluffy and chivey and cheesy and a little tangy and there’s just nothing wrong with that.

Let’s get our dry ingredients mixed. Then in we go with some COLD cubed butter. We’ll use our fangies to press that butter into the dough. You could use a food processor for this, too. Or a pastry cutter. Whatever ya got. We’re mainly avoiding big chunks of butter. The only time in life we’re avoiding big chunks of butter.

Then we’ll add buttermilk, cheese and chives. All the good things. Gently stir it to combine and tip it onto a floured work surface. We’re not looking to over-mix. Let’s just get it together and call it.

Gently press it into a one-inch thick disc, then use a jar or cookie cutter to get your biscuit shapes.

Alternatively, use a spoon and dollop that ish! I did a mix.

Little bit shaggy, but that’s completely okay.

Well hello there.

I am telling you, that cheese is outrageous. Melted and a barely-there ooze in little biscuit pockets.

And they’re light and fluffy! Just like we like.

Also, I don’t need to tell you what the chives do to this situation. A delicate, earthy aromatic essence that will have you forgetting where you are. Who you are.

Get this on your breakfast or brunch table this weekend!

I dare you.

Cheddar and Chive Buttermilk Biscuits
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs. Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbs. Sugar
  • 7 Tbs. Cold butter, cut into small chunks
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mild cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup snipped chives
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and a good pinch of salt. Whisk to incorporate. Add the cold butter to the bowl and use your fingers to press into the tiniest slivers. Keep going until the all the butter is mixed in with the flour, leaving no big chunks.
  3. In another smaller bowl, whisk the egg and buttermilk together. Pour into the flour mixture.
  4. Add the grated cheddar and snipped chives, gently stirring to combine. Don’t over-mix. We want a shaggy dough.
  5. Tip the dough onto a floured work surface and gently press into an inch-tall disc. Use a cookie cutter or jar to create biscuit shapes. Transfer onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, until slightly risen and golden brown. That cheese will bubble up in places and you’ll forget your name.
  7. Let rest a minute, then serve with butter!

Serve with room temp butter and fall head over heels. Swearsies.

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14 Responses to Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

  1. Becky April 18, 2024 at 11:45 am #
    print option doesn't work
    • Bev Weidner April 18, 2024 at 11:48 am #
      Hey, Becky! I just tried and it worked just fine for me. Maybe give another go?
  2. Lola April 18, 2024 at 12:13 pm #
    Is it just me or is the recipe just not there?
    • Bev Weidner April 18, 2024 at 12:34 pm #
      This post was having problems a bit ago. It's there now!
  3. Becky April 18, 2024 at 12:31 pm #
    where is recipe?
  4. Jona April 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm #
    The recipe attached is for gyros. I did a refresh & there is still no recipe
    • Bev Weidner April 18, 2024 at 1:09 pm #
      I have absolutely no idea what ghost is haunting my site today. Hold tight - let me work on this.
      • Anonymous April 20, 2024 at 8:34 am #
        Mercury retrograde rearing its ugly head!
  5. Sabrina April 18, 2024 at 7:33 pm #
    oh my, savory biscuits, I'm definitely in, chives are the perfect accent too!
  6. Becky April 20, 2024 at 1:46 pm #
    See it now - thanks for the fix!
  7. poppy playtime April 24, 2024 at 11:33 pm #
    Thanks for sharing your precious time to create this post, It is so informative and the content makes the post more interesting. really appreciated.
  8. Sarah May 21, 2024 at 10:22 am #
    Is there an oven temp for this that I’m missing? Thanks!
    • Bev Weidner May 28, 2024 at 5:52 am #
      So sorry, Sarah! 400 is great. Hope you enjoy!

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