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Fluffy Cheese Drop Biscuits

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 12

Deliciously cheesy, buttery drop biscuits that go from an idea to done faster than you can say, "YUM!" MORE + LESS -

Girl Versus Dough
November 9, 2014

Ingredients

1 3/4
cups all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon plus 2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2
teaspoons sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
tablespoons butter, cold and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3/4
cup buttermilk
1 1/4
cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • 2
    In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • 3
    Add in butter and whisk until butter is in pea-size pieces.
  • 4
    Add in cheese and buttermilk and mix until dough is wet and shaggy.
  • 5
    Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop 1/4 cup-size pieces of dough 2 inches apart onto a baking stone or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • 6
    Bake 15-20 minutes or until very lightly browned. Serve warm.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • In this crazy holiday season, sometimes the last thing we have on our Christmas lists is time. We’re too busy going from this store to that party to take time to breathe, let alone bake or cook anything tasty. That’s why quick and easy recipes, like this one for Fluffy Cheese Drop Biscuits, come in handy – you’ll go from an idea to done to “Yum! More, please!” in less than a half-hour.

    It’s a Christmas miracle, really.

    These are “drop” biscuits, which literally means you drop pieces of dough onto a baking sheet and bake them exactly as they are. They’re supposed to be imperfect. Though after you take a bite of the buttery, cheesy, warm goodness inside, those “imperfect”-looking biscuits start looking more and more perfect with each subsequent bite.

    I decided to make these biscuits with buttermilk and sharp cheddar cheese, which yielded a power-punch of tart, savory flavors. But you can use whatever ingredients you fancy with this recipe. Blue cheese and a handful of chopped scallions also taste delicious in this dough; so does a dousing of garlic butter on top or a flurry of chopped parsley inside. If you’re not a fan of buttermilk, you can use regular milk instead.

    No matter what variety of ingredients you choose, with the versatility, quickness and ease of this recipe these biscuits can be your new hostess gift--or treat for Santa instead of the old cookies-and-milk standby. In fact, I bet he’d be pleasantly surprised to find biscuits by the tree this year!

    Stephanie (aka Girl versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!

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