- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
- 4 ounces cream cheese, cold and cut into small cubes
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup buttermilk, cold
- 1 tablespoon honey (optional, for a touch of sweetness)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (optional, for added flavor)
Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix Dry Ingredients:
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add Butter and Cream Cheese:
Add the cold, cubed butter and cream cheese to the dry ingredients.
Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter and cream cheese into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Add Cheddar Cheese:
Gently fold in the shredded cheddar cheese, ensuring it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
Combine with Buttermilk:
Pour in the cold buttermilk and, if using, add honey and chopped chives.
Mix the ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; the dough should be slightly sticky.
Shape the Biscuits:
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat it into a rectangle about 1 inch thick.
Using a biscuit cutter or a round glass, cut out biscuits and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown on top.
Remove from the oven and let the biscuits cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet.
Serve them warm.
Optional: Brush with Butter:
For an extra touch of richness, you can brush the warm biscuits with melted butter before serving.
These tender, fluffy cream cheese cheddar biscuits are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. Serve them as a delightful side to soups, stews, or enjoy them on their own!
These biscuits, with the creamy goodness of cream cheese and the savory kick of cheddar, are sure to become a favorite at your table. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a comforting side dish for any meal!