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Herbed Cream Cheese Biscuits

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Sue Gray, rev by Susan Reid

Herbed Cream Cheese Biscuits Recipe

These flaky biscuits offer the delicious savory flavor of cheddar cheese plus a sprinkle of pepper and herbs. Cream cheese gives them an incredibly tender, melt-in-your mouth texture.

At a glance

16 biscuits
Nutrition information


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  • 2 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup cold cream cheese
  • 1 cup milk, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, herbs, and grated cheddar.
  3. Work in the butter and cream cheese until the mixture is crumbly, with some larger chunks of butter and cream cheese remaining.
  4. Pour in 3/4 cup of the milk, stirring until the dough is evenly moistened. It should hold together when gently squeezed. If there are still dry patches in the bottom of the mixing bowl, add 1 to 2 tablespoons more milk as needed.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and fold it over onto itself a few times. Pat it into an 8" square about 3/4" thick.
  6. Cut the dough into 2" squares and place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with the remaining milk.
  7. Bake the biscuits for 16 to 18 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove them from the oven and serve warm or at room temperature.
  8. Store leftovers, well-wrapped, at room temperature for two days; or for up to a month in the freezer.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size one 2" biscuit, 47g
  • Servings Per Batch 16
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 129
  • Calories from Fat 45
  • Total Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 220mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 5g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.