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Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Every bite of these flaky biscuits get a little kick from cayenne pepper and sharp cheddar cheese. They're a nice accompaniment to soup and stew. —Kimberley Nuttall, San Marco, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    7 biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold butter. cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cayenne. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the cheese and toss. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Pat or roll to 1 in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart in a large ungreased cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet. Bake at 425° until golden brown, 15-18 minutes. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 biscuit: 304 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 651mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Margarida
    Apr 21, 2019

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  • tykelmom
    Mar 22, 2015

    These were very easy. I didn't have any cayenne pepper, but they were delicious without it. A big hit in our house.

  • LindaFS
    Oct 25, 2014

    These are excellent and always a hit whenever I serve them. They are great with stew or served with butter and jam. The cayenne pepper is a great addition. Easy and quick to make, these are my go to biscuits.

  • Sepha
    Jun 22, 2013

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  • shadow750
    Mar 24, 2012

    Very easy and delicious! Of course this is from a brickbat maker.

  • tamarachronister
    Jun 25, 2010

    These biscuits are flavorful and surprisingly light. I served them with garlic butter, and that was the final touch - oh, so good!!Tamara Chronister, Montrose, CO.