August 13, 2015

4 Ingredient Cheesy Herbed Biscuits with King Arthur Flour + Giveaway!

4 Ingredient Cheesey Herbed Biscuits | The Naptime Chef

Hot, buttery, flakey biscuits, saturated with a fresh pat of salty butter, are one of my most favorite things to eat. This is precisely the reason that I don’t make them too often. I could easily eat a whole batch myself and outgrow my pants in a flash while doing so. Instead, I do my best to practice restraint and only make them once in a while.  And when I make them, I make them count.

The key to a good biscuit is quality flour and delicious flavorings. Sometimes I make plain biscuits, but I really love biscuits that are a little sweet and used for shortcakes, or biscuits that are a little savory and used for breakfast or as a side dish at meals. Dressing them up with cheese and herbs is a particular favorite of ours because it lands them somewhere between a biscuit and a gourgére. These also make terrific bookends for eggs and bacon if you want to create a killer breakfast sandwich. Or, you can do what we did, and serve them in a bread basket at Sunday lunch.

I use King Arthur Flour Self-Rising Flour to make my biscuits because I’ve long been a believer in their products. The flour is precisely measured and formulated so my biscuits turn out deliciously light and fluffy every single time. My recipe is based off of their famous 3 ingredient Savory Cheddar Biscuit recipe. I simply doctored it up to suit our tastes. You can feel free to do the same, even taking them from savory to sweet by adding a touch of sugar and some delicious fruit and whipped cream.

However you love your biscuits start them off right with quality ingredients and a good recipe. You’ll love the results and find yourself turning them out of your oven time and time again.

To get you started baking better biscuits King Arthur Flour has generously donated a $25 gift card to their shop for one lucky reader. To enter to win it:

1) Leave a comment sharing your favorite way to enjoy biscuits.

2) Following King Arthur Flour and Kelsey Banfield on Facebook.

3) Contest runs from August 13th at 7:00am through August 20th at 7:00am. Winner will be announced in the August 21st newsletter. Good luck!

Cheesy Herbed Biscuits

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

adapted from King Arthur Flour's recipe.

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  • 2 cups (8 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached Self-Rising Flour
  • 4 ounces coarsely grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor: Add the cheese and flour and pulse a few times until the cheese is finely chopped. Add the cream and pulse again until the dough forms into a ball. Add the herbs and pulse two or three more times to incorporate.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and form it into a disk that is 1-inch thick. Use a 2-inch biscuit cutter to cut the biscuit rounds.
  4. Place the cut biscuit rounds on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush the tops lightly with cream if desired.
  5. Bake the biscuits for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove them from the oven, allow to cool until comfortable to touch, and serve immediately.

(Disclosure: King Arthur Flour generously donated product for this post. The photographs and opinions are wholly my own.)

47 Responses to “4 Ingredient Cheesy Herbed Biscuits with King Arthur Flour + Giveaway!”

  1. My favorite way to enjoy biscuits is at dinner alongside fried chicken and mashed potatoes. I was quite the picky eater as a child and remember eating just biscuits for Thanksgiving Dinner. In my defense they were homemade by Grandma and tasted awesome!

  2. Oh, I follow you and King Arthur Flour on Facebook.

  3. Jennifer Coleman says:

    I Like my biscuits with butter and honey

  4. AnnaZed says:

    I like biscuits with bits of ham baked it. It’s a thing my mother used to make.
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  5. AnnaZed says:

    I follow King Arthur Flour and you (Kelsey Banfield) on Facebook on Facebook where I am Margot Core.
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  6. Carla S says:

    My favorite way to have Biscuits? Hot out of the oven!!

  7. Donna Armstrong says:

    I like my biscuits smothered with sausage gravy.

  8. Meghan Finley says:

    with huckleberry jam

  9. Meghan Finley says:

    I follow you both on Facebook

  10. latanya t says:

    I like them with honey

  11. latanya t says:

    I am Following King Arthur Flour and Kelsey Banfield on Facebook.

  12. Pam Armstrong Ledford says:

    Any way possible!! Warm with butter and honey, butter and homemade elderberry jelly, split open with a piece of bacon, or even cold as a snack. I grew up with biscuits. This recipe looks great!! Thanks 😉

  13. susitravl says:

    Biscuits & Sausage Gravy!!

  14. Elena says:

    I like biscuits with jam.
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  15. Elena says:

    I follow you both on Facebook as Elena Istomina

  16. sandy says:

    I love biscuits with way too much butter and honey.

  17. sandy says:

    I follow you both on Facebook as Sandy Headtke

  18. I love warm biscuits with butter and jam!

  19. I follow you both on facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Christina C says:

    Warm with butter and jam!
    (I follow both on FB)

  21. christophersorel says:

    cheddar cheese and pork belly

  22. christophersorel says:

    Following King Arthur Flour and Kelsey Banfield on Facebook already

  23. Rust says:

    I love biscuits with lots of butter, fresh out the oven.

  24. therealbrendab says:

    I already following both on FB. I like savory cheesy biscuits like Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits or sweet with honey butter.

  25. miranda says:

    I love biscuits with a little butter

  26. miranda says:

    Liked both on FB

  27. Karen D says:

    Karen Goodwin Delaney follows on FB

  28. Karen D says:

    I make a vegetarian gravy with TVP to serve on biscuits. So good!

  29. bill says:

    Biscuits with honey is great

  30. Maralea says:

    I love biscuits with jam

  31. Maralea says:

    Like both on Facebook

  32. gary says:

    I like Cheddar biscuits

  33. gary says:

    liked both on facebook

  34. Julie Lee says:

    I love biscuits with honey! Liked both on fb

  35. Jennifer Arnold says:

    Biscuits with butter and strawberry preserves

  36. Karen Lynch says:

    With butter and honey or homemade jam.

  37. Karen Lynch says:

    I like both on Facebook.

  38. Amy L says:

    My favorite way to eat a biscuit is with butter and sliced tomato from our garden.

  39. Amy L says:

    I follow both on Facebook (Amy Masters Leach)

  40. Joan Kubes says:

    I love biscuits with real butter!

  41. Joan Kubes says:

    I follow both on Facebook

  42. Amanda Bruner says:

    I love classic biscuits and gravy!

  43. Amanda Bruner says:

    I follow both pages on FB.

  44. Anne says:

    Biscuits are great pretty much any way, but I think my favorite biscuits are nice, plain, high-rising biscuits served as a side with beef stew. They’re just perfect for sopping up any gravy left on the plate.
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  45. Anne says:

    I follow both Kelsey Banfield and King Arthur Flour on Facebook (Anne Other). Thanks!
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  46. Christine Mayfield says:

    I love biscuits and gravy

  47. Christine Mayfield says:

    I follow Kelsey and King Arthur Flour