Chive and Cheddar Biscuits

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Servings: Makes about 12 biscuits
Difficulty: Easy

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small bits
1 ¼ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (5 ounces)
¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives
1 cup buttermilk





Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 425°F. Grease a baking sheet with butter, oil, or cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender, your hands, or two knives until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add 1 cup of the Cheddar and the chives to the flour mixture and toss to combine. Using a rubber spatula, fold the buttermilk into the flour mixture until all of the flour is moistened.

Using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon, scoop the mixture and place on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup Cheddar over the biscuits. Bake until light golden brown and firm to the touch, 13 to 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Publication: From PAULA DEEN’S SOUTHERN COOKING BIBLE. Copyright © 2011 by Paula Deen. Published by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Reprinted by permission.

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These are the best biscuits ever! They are very simple to make and taste best right out of the oven!

By Anonymous on February 25, 2013


How is it possible that no one has reviewed this recipe?!? These biscuits are better than the ones at Red Lobster! and I thought I would never say that about another biscuit! Paula DOES rock!

By Kelly on December 22, 2012


I love Paula! I have never made a recipe of hers that everyone did not rave about! Paula you are awesome!

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