Rating: 4.12 stars
134 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 9

These are easy, fast, and very tasty. Great for a little extra for supper or camping trips.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, chives, garlic salt and salt. Cut in the shortening until the mixture has only small lumps. Add milk and cheese and stir until moistened. Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 16.9g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 3.7mg; sodium 277.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (143)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2008
Just delicious! I had the benefit of reading other reviewers' comments so I added a couple of tablespoons of parmesan cheese in addition to the cheddar (I resized the recipe to serve 8). Also I used skim milk and I froze the butter and then grated it into the flour mixture (a trick I learned from a different biscuit recipe). This made it easier to blend the butter in with the flour. The biscuits came out crunchy on the top and bottom but light and fluffy in the middle. My daughter said this recipe is a "keeper." Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2004
Very easy! Like she said they're great just to toss something extra into your meal. They're great just out of the oven but got stale quickly... Read More
(17)
134 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2008
Just delicious! I had the benefit of reading other reviewers' comments so I added a couple of tablespoons of parmesan cheese in addition to the cheddar (I resized the recipe to serve 8). Also I used skim milk and I froze the butter and then grated it into the flour mixture (a trick I learned from a different biscuit recipe). This made it easier to blend the butter in with the flour. The biscuits came out crunchy on the top and bottom but light and fluffy in the middle. My daughter said this recipe is a "keeper." Read More
(87)
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2009
These were pretty good. I actually made 2 batches. The first ones I made exactly as written. They were maybe worthy of a 3 star rating. I probably wouldn't make them again if following the recipe as written. Then I made them following the reviews. I used butter instead of shortning, more milk, more cheese, added parmesean too, and brushed them with garlic salt and melted butter after coming out of the oven. I would make them like this in a heartbeat. Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2008
Really good, I've made them time and time again. I used oil instead of shortening to make them a bit healthier otherwise I make them exactly the same. Their super quick and can compliment almost any meal! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2004
Very easy! Like she said they're great just to toss something extra into your meal. They're great just out of the oven but got stale quickly... Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2010
Really good flavourful biscuits. I increase the butter slightly and used 1 cup of milk instead of 3/4 cup. Sometimes I also add a few shakes of parmesan or some bacon bits. When I don't feel like cooking dinner, I open a can of soup and quickly whip up these. Dear hubby gushes more than if I'd spent all day preparing a meal. Read More
(17)
Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2006
Very dry and heavy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
these were quick and easy, good flavour. I liked that they didn't require a mix. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2007
I really enjoyed these biscuits. My revisions to the recipe included adding a bit more garlic and cheese than called for and no chives. I think had I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt it would have turned out better as they were a bit salty tasting when they first came out of the oven. They are great though as snacks later even after supper... just put them in the fridge they're great cold! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2010
This was really good. I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt and increased it to a heaping Tsp. (we like garlic) Also increaded the cheese. It's a nice light biscuit with a crunchy crust and fluffy inside! Yummy. THX Read More
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