Cheesy Buttermilk Biscuits

Classic cheesy buttermilk biscuits. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 14 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: American


2 cups all purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

4 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes + 2 tbsp, melted

11/2 cups cold buttermilk

1 cup colby/monterey jack cheese


  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda
  • Scatter the butter pieces evenly over the dry ingredients and cut in with a pastry cutter or fork, until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  • Add the buttermilk and cheese, and stir until everything is incorporated
    ** Dough will be wet, sticky and a little lumpy.
  • Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop mounds of dough and drop them onto a floured surface. Continue until you’ve scooped all of the dough
    ** You should get 8-9 mounds of dough.
  • Flour your hands (and prepare to flour your hands for each biscuit!  They are so sticky!), then one at a time, pick up each piece of dough and gently shape it into a rough ball. Shake off the excess flour and place the ball of dough in the prepared cake pan. Repeat with the remaining mounds of dough, until the cake pan is filled.
  • Gently brush the top of each biscuit with some of the melted butter (don’t press down and flatten them).
  • Preheat oven to 500° , bake for 5 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 450 F.
  • Continue baking for 13-15 minutes, or until tops of biscuits are golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.


  • Calories: 107