Kirbie's Cravings

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

Servings: 14 biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1biscuit, Calories: 180kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 326mg, Potassium: 152mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 335IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 161mg, Iron: 1.1mg, Net Carbs: 17g

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.

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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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