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.)