Fluffy Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

Makes 12 biscuits



1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Double Cheddar Cheese, divided

1/3 cup butter or margarine, cubed

3/4 cup milk



Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.


In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and 1 cup cheddar cheese. Cut in butter cubes using a pastry blender or fork, until you have pea-sized lumps of flour. Add milk and mix with your hands until mixture is moistened.


Knead gently on floured surface 8 times. Roll out to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Re-roll and cut scraps. Place biscuits on baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar.


Bake 10 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.