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Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

Makes: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 biscuit Yield: 12 biscuits
Prep 15 mins Bake 450°F 10 mins
Flaky Cheddar Biscuits
  • 3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  tablespoon  baking powder*
  • 1  tablespoon  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 3/4  teaspoon  cream of tartar*
  • 3/4  cup  butter or 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1  cup  shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1  cup  milk

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add milk all at once. Using a fork, stir just until mixture is moistened.

2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it for four to six strokes or just until dough holds together. Pat or lightly roll dough until 3/4 inch thick. Cut dough with a floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter; reroll scraps as necessary and dip cutter into flour between cuts.

3. Place dough circles 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden. Remove biscuits from baking sheet and serve warm.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • If baking powder or cream of tartar appear lumpy, sift through a fine-mesh sieve before using.
Drop Biscuits:
  • Prepare as above through Step 1, except increase the milk to 1-1/4 cups. Using a large spoon, drop dough into 12 mounds onto a greased baking sheet. Bake as directed above. Makes 12 biscuits.
Nutrition Facts (Flaky Cheddar Biscuits)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 269,
  • Fat, total (g) 15,
  • chol. (mg) 42,
  • sat. fat (g) 10,
  • carb. (g) 26,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 486,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 60,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 465,
  • Potassium (mg) 108,
  • calcium (mg) 172,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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