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Cheddar Chive and Bacon Biscuits

Chive Cheddar Biscuits made with bacon. A delicious and easy prep-ahead side dish or breakfast.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Biscuits with cheese, homemade biscuits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 180kcal
Author Blair Lonergan

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • ¼ cup diced cooked bacon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) very cold butter
  • ¾ cup whole milk or cream, plus more as needed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F/230°C.
  • In a small bowl, toss together cheese, chives, and bacon with 1 tablespoon flour. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry cutter or two forks to cut in butter (or see note below about using a box grater with frozen butter).
  • Add milk and stir just enough to bring the ingredients together. This should make a soft, sticky dough. If the dough seems too dry, continue adding a splash of milk or cream to the bowl until the dough becomes sticky and forms a ball. Don't worry -- the dough will be less sticky and will come together nicely when it's kneaded on the flour surface and that extra flour is incorporated. 
  • Gently fold in the cheese mixture.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 1 minute.
  • Pat or roll out dough to ¾-inch thickness.
  • Cut into rounds (I used a 2 ½ inch round biscuit cutter, but a juice glass will also work!).
  • For crisp biscuits, place far apart on an ungreased baking sheet. For fluffier biscuits, place them close together (touching) on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Notes

You can prepare these biscuits in advance and keep them in the freezer until you're ready to enjoy them. To reheat, just place the biscuits in an oven or toaster oven at 325 degrees F until warm. You can even warm them in the microwave!
If you don't want bacon or chives in the biscuits, these are also delicious with just the cheddar cheese. 
TIP: My dad suggests freezing your butter and using a box grater to grate the butter into your flour mixture. This makes it easier to combine with the dry ingredients -- especially if you don't have a pastry cutter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 191mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1.3mg