Easy Peasy Cheesy Biscuits

Biscuits are a year-round favorite for many. These Easy Peasy Cheesy Biscuits pair well with about anything they are served with: soups and stews in winter, salads in summer, and meat, fish, or chicken dinners.

So why don’t I make biscuits more often? Maybe because they can turn out heavy and tasteless if over stirred and under seasoned. I am determined to make a batch of biscuits that will be light and flavorful to change this perception. 

Adding garlic to the biscuit dough and the butter glaze assured the flavor would be kicked up a notch. And including more cream of tartar than normal helped lighten the biscuits (because it reacts with the baking soda for leavening). Well, in my opinion, adding cheese to these biscuits guaranteed they would become a family favorite.

Mission accomplished!

Biscuit dough formed and ready for baking.

Cooked and ready for glaze.

Butter garlic glaze added when biscuits are removed from the oven. I can almost taste the goodness!

The recipe makes a generous amount of regular-sized biscuits. Or made smaller, these biscuits are a great appetizer stuffed with seafood or chicken. 

Serves 18

Easy Peasy Cheesy Biscuits

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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • Glaze4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley


  1. PREP: Preheat oven to 450°. Line rimmed baking sheet with non-stick foil or parchment paper.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar together.
  3. Cut in pats of butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (Use a food processor or pastry blender.)
  4. Stir in cheese and garlic. Add milk; stir just until moistened.
  5. Drop dough by heaping 1/4 cupfuls 2 inches apart onto the baking sheet.
  6. Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. For glaze: combine the butter, garlic powder, and parsley. Brush glaze on top of biscuits after they come out of the oven. Serve warm.


Calories: 189 cal
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Fat: 11 g
Sodium: 190 g
Cholesterol: 30 g
Protein: 5 g
Fiber: 1 g

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