Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Author Notes: A quick and easy biscuit recipe flavored with garlic powder and oozing with sharp cheddar (adapted from the Davis Baking Powder can). It's high-rising, flaky, and only takes 20 minutes to mix up! Posie (Harwood) Brien

Makes: 12 medium biscuits


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), very cold, cubed, plus melted butter for brushing the biscuits
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk (or buttermilk)
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat your oven to 425° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, garlic powder, and baking powder.
  3. Cut in the cold butter using a fork or pastry cutter. The mixture should have pea-sized lumps.
  4. Stir in the cheddar cheese with a fork and pour in the milk. Stir until the dough is a shaggy, wet mess. Once it mostly comes together, use your hands to fold in the dry bits that haven't been incorporated. You want to be very gentle and use your hands as little as possible. Focus on folding the dough over onto itself until it mostly comes together.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat it into a 1 1/2-inch-thick disc. Using a sharp biscuit cutter, a round cookie butter, or a cup, cut out circles. Place the dough circles onto your lined baking sheets and brush the tops with melted butter.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until just barely golden brown. Let cool, then EAT.

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