Cheddar Garlic Biscuits: Golden Delights with a Savory Twist

Indulge in the rich, savory goodness of our Cheddar Garlic Biscuits. These golden delights combine sharp cheddar cheese and aromatic garlic, creating a perfect balance of flavors in every bite. Whether you're serving them as a side for dinner or enjoying them as a snack, these biscuits are sure to become a household favorite.

A batch of golden Cheddar Garlic Biscuits on a rustic wooden table. The biscuits are perfectly browned with a slight sheen from the garlic butter brushed on top, and garnished with sprinkles of dried parsley. In the background, a small bowl of melted butter with a brush and a wedge of cheddar cheese can be seen, adding to the appetizing presentation

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 12 biscuits
  • Serving Size: 1 biscuit

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 400mg


  • 250g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 115g (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 225g (2 cups) sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 240ml (1 cup) buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp melted butter (for brushing)
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley (for garnish)

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat and Prep: Preheat your oven to 220°C (425°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Incorporate Butter: Add the cubed cold butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add Cheese: Stir in the grated cheddar cheese and fresh chives, if using.
  5. Combine Wet Ingredients: Pour in the buttermilk and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Form Biscuits: Scoop 1/4 cup portions of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake: Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown on top.
  8. Prepare Garlic Butter: While the biscuits are baking, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  9. Brush and Garnish: Once the biscuits are out of the oven, brush them with the garlic butter and sprinkle with dried parsley.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Cold Ingredients: Ensure the butter and buttermilk are very cold to achieve the flakiest biscuits.
  • Don’t Overmix: Mix the dough until just combined to avoid tough biscuits.
  • Cheese Options: Experiment with different cheeses like Gruyère or pepper jack for a unique flavor twist.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I use regular milk instead of buttermilk? A: Yes, you can use regular milk. To mimic buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup of milk and let it sit for 5 minutes.

Q: Can I make these biscuits ahead of time? A: Yes, you can prepare the dough and freeze the unbaked biscuits. Bake them directly from the freezer, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

Q: Can I use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic for the butter? A: Yes, you can substitute with 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Treat yourself to the irresistible charm of our Cheddar Garlic Biscuits. Perfectly crisp on the outside and wonderfully soft on the inside, these biscuits are a true comfort food that will have you reaching for seconds and thirds. Enjoy them fresh out of the oven with a pat of butter or alongside your favorite dishes for a deliciously satisfying experience.