These easy, cheesy, biscuits bake up tender and delicious.

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10 mins
12 mins
22 mins
9 biscuits


Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Mix flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in Cheddar. Add milk; stir until mixture forms soft dough.

  • Place on lightly floured surface; knead 8 to 10 times or until smooth. Pat dough into 6-inch square; cut into 9 smaller squares. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheet.

  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cut in half; spread with cream cheese product.


Parmesan-Garlic Biscuits: Prepare as directed, adding 1/4 teaspoon. garlic powder along with the flour and substituting 1/4 cup KRAFT 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese for the Cheddar cheese.

Sun-Dried Tomato-Mozzarella Biscuits: Prepare as directed, substituting KRAFT Part Skim Mozzarella Shredded Cheese for the Cheddar cheese and stirring in 1/4 cup chopped drained sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil along with the mozzarella cheese. Spread with plain PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread.

Bacon-Cheddar Biscuits: Prepare as directed omitting salt and stirring in 1/4 cup OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits along with the Cheddar cheese. Spread with plain PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 8.7g; carbohydrates 12.3g; fat 16.2g; cholesterol 48.9mg; sodium 467.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (44)

Rating: 5 stars
This was very easy to make. I didn't have chive and onion cream cheese so I added a tablespoon of chopped chives and a teaspoon of onion powder. I also used reduced fat cream cheese. Using the pastry blender is key for a fluffier biscuit. I mixed these up according to the directions, only I carefully patted the recipe into a circle and cut them into triangles, like I would scones. I thought the cream cheese in this recipe really set these biscuits apart from others, it gave it a really unique flavor and they were delicious. This was one recipe in a full Take-Out Fake-Out meal when we couldn't afford a local take out chicken resteraunt. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very nice recipe. Left the cream cheese part out. I made them to go with a chicken stew, and it was a perfect combo. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These biscuits are so simple to make and the results are very good! I followed the recipe except I did not use the cream cheese. They are a lot like the cheddar biscuits from a major seafood restaurant (RL). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing! Taste great and very easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I was surprised by how hard it was to find a scratch biscuit recipe on this site!! Finally I came across this one and they are perfect! I used margarine, which worked fine as well as put extra cheese on the tops, and skipped the cream cheese. Only problem is the batch is quite small. Would likely double it if we had guests. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Best biscuits ever!!! I double the recipe and cut into 12. Forget dinner - just give me the biscuits! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Simple and Delicious! This the best cheddar biscuit recipe I have tried. I was glad to find that it really was only 10 minutes of prep for this recipe and with a quick cook time, I added them to a meal at the last minute. I am looking forward to trying out the suggested alternatives in the footnotes. Editing to add- I adjusted the flour by doing half and half white and whole wheat. It was just as good or even better. I just love this recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These were good, although my 2 year old enjoyed them more than the adults. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was an awesome recipe, my 2 year gobbled up a couple as soon as they came out of the oven. My husband loved them and I had to double up the batch Read More