Cheddar Chive Biscuits

close-up photo of a bowl of Cheddar Chive BiscuitsWith more cheddar cheese to use up and a bunch of fresh chives courtesy of Baby Bro’s co-worker, I was inspired to make some homemade drop biscuits. The recipe was so easy to follow and quick to put together.
photo of biscuits lined up on a cutting board
I made these biscuits in a food processor and as a result, the chives and cheese got a little too chopped up for my personal preference. I would have liked seeing small chopped up chives inside by biscuits, but instead, there are just specks of green. The biscuits also sat in the oven a tad too long (I checked on them three minutes before the time on the recipe, and they were already starting to overcook!), but they were still salvageable.


biscuits on a plate
I loved the flavor of these biscuits and the sharp cheddar and chive combination is perfect. These biscuits were moist, tender, and I gobbled down three as soon as I finished taking these photos.


These make a great dinner starter and I’ll definitely keep this recipe on hand to make again.
close-up photo of biscuits

Cheddar Chive Biscuits

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 biscuits
These biscuits are tender and moist with the delicious flavor combo of sharp cheddar cheese and chives.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp (3/4 cup) cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 2/3 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 chives finely chopped
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Put flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a food processor. Then add in the butter and mix for about 10-20 seconds until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add in Cheddar and chives. Add milk and mix until dough forms, about another 20 seconds.
  3. Separate dough into 14 pieces. Drop dough onto baking sheet lines with parchment paper or silpat mat. I shaped my dough between my palms so they would have a smooth circular shape. Drop dough iabout 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Bake in middle oven until golden, 12-15 minutes.


Recipe adapted from Liv Life who adapted it from Epicurious.

Nutrition Facts
Cheddar Chive Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 326mg14%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 161mg16%
Iron 1.1mg6%
Net Carbs 17g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.


2 comments on “Cheddar Chive Biscuits”

  1. I made cheese-chive dropped biscuits last week and they were amazing! I can definitely advise to have the chives not so finely chopped, it looks really nice 🙂 Yours look really ymmy as well, hmm I think I will make them again this weekend!

    • I adored these and will definitely make them again, but will probably leave larger chunks of chives next time in mine.

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