Cheddar Biscuits with Chive Butter

Cheddar Drop Biscuits

5 from 29 reviews

Easy and quick family friendly Cheddar Biscuits that taste better than Red Lobster’s at a fraction of the cost.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened (1 stick)
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives finely snipped
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 egg white beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In stand mixture with paddle attachment cream 1/2 cup butter. Add chives and mix until smooth and incorporated. Set aside.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Cut the 3 tablespoons of butter into the flour mixture with pastry knife until the butter crumbles. Mix the scallions, cheddar and Parmesan into the flour mixture. Pour the buttermilk into the bowl and stir just until combined. Drop by large rounded spoonful’s on to the cookie sheet (approximately 1/4 cup). Brush tops with egg wash. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with chive butter.


  • Use real butter not margarine or any other substitutes.
  • If at all possible use fresh chives because they are so flavorful.
  • Use good quality cheddar and freshly grated Parmesan.
  • Don’t skip the chive butter because it takes this recipe over the top.
  • You can make your own buttermilk for this recipe by combing one cup of milk with one tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar.Β  Let it set for five minutes before using in the recipe.

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