cheese biscuits recipe, how to make cheese biscuits

cheese biscuits recipe with step by step photos. cheese biscuits are a delightful warm savory snack that can be had with a hot mug of coffee or tea. these cheese biscuits are one of the best baked recipes, i have made. these are slightly crisp, soft and have a light texture. making cheese biscuits is also very easy.

cheese biscuits

these cheddar cheese biscuits were so good that we finished it in two days. it was our tea time snack and munch-in between snack. the recipe has been adapted from simplyrecipes.

suggestions for making cheese biscuits

  • i have used cheddar cheese in the recipe. you can even use parmesan cheese.
  • various herbs or spices can be added in the biscuits as per your liking.
  • for an indian flavor, you can add some carom seeds (ajwain) and cumin seeds (jeera).
  • you can also add some scallions (spring onions) or garlic in the recipe.

these cheese biscuits have a slight crisp texture on the outside and are soft on the inside like bread. they are not what we indians call as biscuits, crisp outside as well as inside.

the term biscuit is used for two different products in america and the common wealth nations, including united kingdom. the  wikipedia says:

that in the united states a biscuit is similar to a scone and is a small, soft, leavened bread. in southern parts of america, there is a variation where the biscuits are like the british variety of biscuits which are crisp and hard.

in commonwealth english a biscuit is small, crisp, sweet and hard baked product that is similar to a cookie or a cracker of the united states and canada.

so these cheese biscuits are the american version – soft and light.

cheese biscuit recipe

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cheese biscuits

4.67 from 3 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:45 mins
Course:breakfasts,side,snacks
Cuisine:world
Calories: 77kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):25 cheese biscuits
cheese biscuits recipe | cheddar cheese biscuits recipe
these yummy cheese biscuits have a crisp texture on the outside and are soft on the inside like bread.

INGREDIENTS FOR cheese biscuits

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

dry ingredients for cheese biscuits

  • 200 grams all purpose flour (maida) or 2 cups
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper or black pepper powder

other ingredients for cheese biscuits

  • 100 grams cold butter (unsalted) or ¾ cup chilled butter cubes - salted butter can also be added
  • 100 grams cheddar cheese or 1.5 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup chilled buttermilk - instead of buttermilk, you can also add chilled milk
  • a bit of sea salt or rock salt or black salt - for sprinkling, as required

HOW TO MAKE cheese biscuits

making cheese biscuits dough

  • in a mixing bowl, take all the dry ingredients mentioned above. 
  • mix very well. you can also sift the dry ingredients with a seive if you want.
  • chop cold butter in small cubes and add them to the flour. 
  • mix the butter pieces with your finger tips with the flour mixture until the whole mixture resembles breadcrumbs. if the butter melts while mixing, keep the mixture in the fridge for few minutes and then start again. you can also use a stand mixer to mix the butter in the flour.
  • grate the cheese and add to the flour butter mixture. while grating cheese you can keep the flour-butter mixture in the fridge. 
  • mix well with a spatula or spoon.
  • add ½ cup chilled buttermilk. if you have fresh curd, then dissolve 2 tablespoons chilled curd in ⅓ cup cold water to make buttermilk.
  • mix and bring the whole mixture together. do not knead. buttermilk is added to bind the mixture. so just mix and gather till the mixture comes together in one large dough. in case the butter starts melting, then keep the dough covered in the fridge for about 15 to 20 minutes.

making cheese biscuits

  • before baking preheat the oven to 200 degree celsius for 15 minutes. place the dough on a floured surface.
  • with a rolling pin (belan), gently roll to a square of 8 x 8 inch square.
  • then cut into 2 x 2 inch squares. if the butter starts to look melted, then keep the cheese squares covered in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • place the cheese squares in a greased or lined baking tray. sprinkle the biscuit squares with some sea salt or rock salt (pink salt) or black salt. 

baking cheese biscuits

  • place in the preheated oven.
  • bake cheese biscuits for 20 to 25 minutes or till the tops are golden.
  • while still hot, remove the cheese biscuits. keep to cool on a wire rack. if you keep the cheese biscuits in the baking tray for cooling, they become moist from the base due to heat evaporation. 
  • once they are cooled on the wire rack, then store cheese biscuits in an air tight container. you can also serve them warm or at room temperature. leftovers can be refrigerated and then warmed in a pan or oven before serving.
  • enjoy the cheese biscuits as a delicious tea time snack.
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how to make cheese biscuits recipe

making dough

1. in a mixing bowl, take  2 cups all purpose flour (200 grams).

making cheese biscuits recipe

2 add 1.5 teaspoons baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or red chilli powder), ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper (or black pepper powder).

making cheese biscuits recipe

3. mix very well. you can also sift the dry ingredients with a seive if you want.

making cheese biscuits recipe

4. now add 100 grams cold butter which have been chopped in cubes. in cup measure, use ¾ cup chopped chilled butter cubes.

making cheese biscuits recipe

5. mix the butter pieces with your fingertips with the flour mixture until the whole mixture resembles breadcrumbs. if the butter melts while mixing, keep the mixture in the fridge for few minutes and then start again. you can also use a stand mixer to mix the butter in the flour.

making cheese biscuits recipe

6. add 100 grams cheddar cheese or 1.5 cups grated cheddar cheese. you can also use vegetarian parmesan cheese instead of cheddar cheese.

making cheese biscuits recipe

7. mix well with a spatula or spoon.

making cheese biscuits recipe

8. add ½ cup chilled buttermilk. if you have fresh curd, then dissolve 2 tablespoons chilled curd (yogurt) in ⅓ cup cold water to make buttermilk.

making cheese biscuits recipe

9. mix and bring the whole mixture together. do not knead. buttermilk is added to bind the mixture. so just mix and gather till the mixture comes together in one large dough. in case the butter starts melting, then keep the dough covered in the fridge for about 15 to 20 minutes. in case dough looks sticky and moist, then sprinkle some flour. if the dough looks dry, then add some more chilled buttermilk or cold water.

making cheese biscuits recipe

making cheese biscuits

10. before baking preheat the oven to 200 degree celsius for 15 minutes. place the dough on a floured surface.

making cheese biscuits recipe

11. with a rolling pin (belan), gently roll to a square of 8 x 8 inch square.

making cheese biscuits recipe

12. then cut into 2 x 2 inch squares. if the butter starts to look melted, then keep the cheese squares covered in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes.

making cheese biscuits recipe

13. place the cheese squares in a greased or lined baking tray. sprinkle the biscuit squares with some sea salt or rock salt (pink salt) or black salt.

making cheese biscuits recipe

baking cheese biscuits

14. place the baking tray in the preheated oven.

making cheese biscuits recipe

15. bake cheese biscuits for 20 to 25 minutes or till the tops are golden. timing varies from oven to oven. so do keep a check as it can take less or more time in your oven than what is mentioned in the recipe.

cheese biscuits recipe

16. while still hot, remove the cheese biscuits. keep to cool on a wire rack. if you keep the cheese biscuits in the baking tray for cooling, they become moist from the base due to heat evaporation. once they are cooled on the wire rack, then store cheddar cheese biscuits in an air-tight container. you can also serve them warm or at room temperature. leftovers can be refrigerated and then warmed in a pan or oven before serving.

cheese biscuits recipe

17. enjoy the cheese biscuits as a delicious tea time snack.

cheese biscuits recipe

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54 comments/reviews

  1. I try many recipes from this site and each time it turns out to be super duper hit.
    These biscuit recipe is a sure keep for times to come !!
    Thank you ma’am for sharing your recipes :-).5 stars

  2. Thank u … I have tried many recipes from ur website all turned out v good…And any small query I have , u always answer them… Thank u

  3. Dear Dassana,
    How are you? Loved the new design of the blog! ?
    Coming to this recipe, please tell me 1.5 cups of cheese would be equal to how many cubes of Amul cheese?

    Regards,
    Neeti

  4. Hi Dassana,

    The biscuits look great and I’d love to try them. Could you tell me how many grams of butter would 7tbsp be?

    Regards,
    Garima

  5. Tried these last night! A very very easy and yummy recipe! Marked a favorite 🙂

    Thanks for the detailed illustration.

  6. I have a samsung microwave oven. I tried baking them in convection feature but instead of baking the moisture from the cookies dried up and they became stiff. I don’t understand what went wrong.
    So with the remaining dough i fried them on a pan. They turned out very soft. Am I missing something here

    • in convection mode both these and the nankhatai should not dry them. the convection mode has to be used exclusively. meaning its should not be used in combination with any other mode like microwave or grill mode. i have myself bakes cakes, cookies and bread in the convection mode. never had any issues except for quick browning on the top. perhaps something with the oven or with the mode. only in microwave mode, the food dries up.

  7. Hai Madam,
    Please let me know preheat oven means what? Without keeping anything just to heat up empty oven and you have not mentioned how much time we have to preheat the oven and please clarify once it is preheated is it not necessary to set the heat and cooking time after we place a dish and keep in the oven means once it is preheated is it not necessary to heat it up again just to keep the dish inside the oven till the time mentioned?

    Please clarify the above doubt. Thanks a lot.

    Regards/Chitra

    • preheating means heating the oven empty for some minutes before you actually use the oven for baking. generally oven is preheated for about 10 to 15 minutes. once its preheated, you will have to set the time, if your oven allows. or just keep a check of the time in the watch. the temperature is usually the same for preheating as well as baking, unless mentioned otherwise in any recipe. once the oven is preheated, you just place the pan or tin with the cake batter or bread dough etc. then set the time, if your oven has the facility. but i would suggest just to bake without setting any time and keep a check, so that you know if the food is getting overbaked or underbaked.

    • Hai Dassana,

      Thank you very much for clarifying about pre-heat, all these days I was really wondering! Thank you very much once again and I prepared these cheese biscuits yesterday really came out very well taste wise but texture is not same like your picture cheese could not be seen melted inside the biscuits. My son liked it very much and his friends too.

      Regards/Chitra4 stars

      • thanks chitra. which cheese you added? cheddar cheese usually melts. even amul cheese melts. ideally there should be no chunks of uncooked cheese in the biscuits.

  8. In case if I want to cook them in microwave then which mode(microwave/convection/microwave+convection/grill) shall I use? And what is the total time I should cook them?

    • i had used amul cheese in this biscuits. the regular cubes. don’t add mozarella. you can make the cheese biscuits with cheddar cheese.

  9. Dear can we bake this biscuit in the microwave?? If yes, how much time and what mode ie whether it needs to be baked on high etc etc.
    Awaiting your reply

    • dear neela, i don’t think they can be baked in the microwave. they might become too dry. as it is the dough is not wet. so the chances of the biscuits becoming dry is high. but but… you can still try. use the lowest or medium power for baking the cookies. i think you can keep for 3-4 or 5 minutes. but keep on checking in between.

  10. Hi, I recently came to know your website. I love your recipe. I especially like this cheese biscuits recipe. I can feed my kids something healthy now. And Can i use wholegrain flour or wheat flour instead of maida to make it more healthier? or Can I use half maida and half wheat or wholegrain flour? If you tried it , please share. Thanks.

    • dear santhi, i suggest you try making the cheese biscuits with half of the maida and half of the whole wheat flour. this will work.

      i did not try making the biscuits with only wheat flour or half half. but i have made other recipes both baked and fried with half-half of madia and wheat flour and the results were good.

  11. hi ..
    i tried ur reciepe and it turned out great …i would like to know if there is another alternate to butter for this reciepe

    • dear reshma, you could add vegetable fat or soya butter instead of butter.

      if you are alright with margarine, you could substitute vegetarian or vegan margarine also.

  12. Hi, bookmarked this one, I really wanna try this out…looks really mouthwatering!! Will share with you how these cheese biscuits turned out.

  13. Thank you so much Dassana for posting such a rollicking recipe.. tasted great and yummy in the chilling cold………..

  14. Hi, your recipes are really easy to made and too good. thanks for sharing this with people like me, who want to cook but dont know where to start from. Even if know but very busy in office and household work and cannot invent anything new. I dont have Oven at my home. Can you tell us a trick to make biscuits without oven like may be on our roti tava or something else. Please …..

    • thanks archana. i can understand your problem as i am myself a very busy person and always want to make something easy and quick at home.

      i also know the issue of not having an oven at home, coz i also did not have an working oven for a more than a year…. my oven was not in a good working condition 🙁

      i have a few recipes of breads, scones and cookies which can be made on a tava or flat pan. and i have already decided to post these recipes. one recipe which is the drafts is of making pita bread on a griddle/pan. so i will keep posting such recipes.