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Garlic Cheese Biscuits

"This is a savory variation on my favorite buttermilk biscuit recipe," notes Gayle Becker of Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Shredded cheddar cheese adds nice color, and a tasty butter mixture brushed on top of these drop biscuits provides a burst of garlic flavor.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon bouillon; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cheese. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Combine butter with remaining garlic powder; brush over biscuits. Bake 4 minutes longer or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 210 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 264mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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