5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits ready in  just 15 minutes. The flakiest, butteriest, cheddar biscuits you’ll ever eat!

5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

These cheddar biscuits are everything, y’all! Everything a biscuit should be and more. They’re layer after layer of buttery, cheesy goodness that you just can’t get enough of when you’re eating one.

5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

I got the idea to create this cheddar biscuit recipe after a recent trip hosted by Tillamook where I enjoyed an incredible selection of cheeses right after learning from the experts how they ensure their cheeses are of the highest quality from across all the farmer-owned and farmer-led cooperatives that produce the milk to make it. We got to pull cheese from a huge block of aged cheddar and touch/taste it like the cheese testers would do and I have to say it was a life highlight for this cheese loving girl!

I couldn’t wait to return home and create these melt-in-your-mouth make you drop-to-your-knees cheddar biscuits.

5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

They’re so easy to make! And just 5 ingredients: self-rising flour, sugar, butter, buttermilk and CHEESE!!!

5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

You’ll start by cutting the cold butter into the flour and sugar. Then stir in the buttermilk before folding in the cheese with a sturdy spoon and then your hands so it gets well distributed throughout the dough.

5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

You’ll place the dough onto a floured surface and press it out to 1/2-inch thickness with your hands, fold it in half, and then in half again before pressing it flat to 1/2-inch thickness again. Repeat this pressing and folding process at least 3 times to get all those flaky layers when the biscuits are baked. You can use a rolling pin if you’d like, but I just use my hands. A little labor of love for all those layers! 😉

Cut the dough into rounds with a 2-1/2 inch round dough cutter and place in a buttered baking pan. Brush each biscuit with melted butter.

5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

The biscuits bake at 450°F for about 15 minutes. I have to say, watching that shredded cheese ooze and bubble between the rising layers while they bake gets be every time. Oh my yum!

5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

Unbelievable how quick and easy these cheddar biscuits are to bake and how perfect they turn out each and every time!

Seriously…layer upon layer of buttery biscuit with the creamiest cheddar oozing throughout.

5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

Be it for breakfast on a busy weekday or as an accompaniment to a big weekend brunch spread, these flaky cheddar biscuits are sure to be enjoyed by everyone.

5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

Happy biscuit baking and be sure to tag me (@thebakermama) when you share the biscuit love with others. A life without these cheddar biscuits would be so boring! 😉

xoxo,

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5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits ready in just 15 minutes. The flakiest, butteriest, cheddar biscuits you’ll ever eat!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ cup + 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Butter a large baking sheet or round baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and sugar. Cut in 1/2 cup (1 stick or 8 tablespoons) cold butter with a pastry blender or two knives in opposite directions. Add the buttermilk and stir with a sturdy spoon until well combined. Add the cheese and fold it in with the spoon and then your hands until well distributed throughout the dough.
  3. Flatten the dough out to 1/2-inch thickness on a floured surface. Fold in half and then in half again and flatten back out to 1/2-inch thickness. Repeat the folding process at least three times to help create all those flaky layers when the biscuits are baked.
  4. Cut dough into rounds with a 2-1/2 inch round dough cutter. Place biscuits about an inch apart in the buttered baking pan/sheet. Gather, press out and cut any remaining dough until all the dough has been formed into biscuits. You should have about 12 biscuits total.
  5. Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter. Brush each biscuit with the melted butter.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until biscuits have risen and are starting to turn a light brown on top.

Notes

If you don’t have self rising flour, use 2 cups all-purpose flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. Hi Maegen! I am looking to try this recipe for thanksigving – is it possible to pre-make the dough and keep it refrigerated until i am ready to knead it out, cut and bake them? Thanks!

    1. Hi Kristin! Yes, but I would recommend going ahead and cutting the dough into the biscuit shapes before refrigerating. Or you would need to let the dough come to room temperature the next day so you could press it out and cut it into the biscuit shapes. Also, the biscuits may take a few minutes longer to bake if the dough is still cold when you start baking them. Enjoy!

      1. Hi! Can I make a batch ahead of time for the freezer and then follow your instructions above – cut and wrap in wax paper before freezing?

      2. Hi Marie! Yes, just transfer the unbaked, cut biscuits to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover the biscuits with plastic wrap and place the baking sheet in the freezer. When the biscuits are frozen solid, transfer them to a resealable freezer-safe bag and keep frozen for up to 3 months. Enjoy!

  2. I made these buttery and flaky biscuits for thanksgiving and it turned out perfectly! First time making biscuits too. Thanks so much for sharing. I’ll be making these again for sure.

    1. So great to hear, Sathia! We are a biscuit loving family and these are a huge hit every time I bake them. Continue to enjoy!

    1. Hi Tavia! Absolutely, for each cup of self-rising flour, substitute with 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Enjoy!

  3. I don’t have self raising flour. Can I use regular all purpose flour? How much baking powder and how much baking soda I should use with this recipe.

    1. Hi Renu! For every cup of self-rising flour, use 1 cup of all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Hope this helps! Enjoy!

  4. I’d like to try making these but can’t understand what value the sugar adds? I’d prefer not to add sugar but wonder if you know if it would spoil
    the consistency of the finished product or detract from the taste?

    1. Hi Linda! The sugar adds a little sweetness to the biscuits while also making them more tender and lends to that crispy top layer. You can certainly leave it out though. Enjoy!

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