Cheddar-Thyme Biscuits

Cheddar-Thyme Biscuits
Yield: 18 biscuits Prep 10 mins Bake 400°F 16 mins to 18 mins


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and cayenne. Cut in shortening until consistency of coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese and thyme. Stir in buttermilk until dough comes together.

3. Place dough on floured surface. Knead a few times if necessary to bring together; do not overwork. Form into thick disk; let rest 5 minutes.

4. Roll dough out to 1/2-inch thickness. Using 3-inch fluted biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits. Reroll scraps; cut for total of 18 biscuits. Place biscuits, at least 2 inches apart, on prepared sheets.

5. Bake in 400 degrees F oven 16 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 18 biscuits.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 185, Fat, total (g): 8, chol. (mg): 7, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 23, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 415, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.