Peppery White Cheddar Biscuits


These savory cheese biscuits are delicious with chili or beef stew.

Peppery White Cheddar Biscuits
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
13 mins
Total Time:
38 mins
18 biscuits


  • 4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 ½ cup finely crumbled or shredded sharp white cheddar cheese (6 ounces)

  • 2 - 3 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ cup milk

  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Lightly grease a large baking sheet; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cheese and pepper; mix well. Make a well in center of the dry mixture. Add milk all at once; stir until just moistened.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead dough 10 to 12 strokes until almost smooth. Divide dough in half. Roll or pat each half into a 6-inch square, about 1 inch thick. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 2-inch squares. Combine egg and 1 teaspoon water; brush tops of biscuits. Place on prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in a 400 degree F oven 13 to 15 minutes or until golden on top. Transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm. Makes 18 biscuits.


Prepare and bake biscuits as directed; cool completely. Place biscuits in a freezer container or bag and freeze up to 3 months. To serve, wrap frozen biscuits in foil and bake in a 300 degree F oven about 20 to 25 minutes or until warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
14g Fat
24g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 314mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Protein 7g
Calcium 191.8mg 15%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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