Cheddar-Dill Biscuits

Cheddar-Dill Biscuits


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 ½ tsps baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 tbsps unsalted cold butter, cut into small diced pieces (1 stick)
  • 2 tbsps chopped fresh dill or chives or parsley (optional)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese or pepper-jack cheese
  • 1 to 1 ¼ cups buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the diced butter and pulse until the mixture forms small pebbles.
  • Turn the flour mixture into a bowl and add the dill and cheese. Mix in 1 cup buttermilk, then mix in the remaining buttermilk a little at a time.
  • Turn dough out onto another piece of parchment paper, sprinkle a little flour on top to keep your hands from sticking to the dough, and lightly press out with your hands until about 1 inch high. Using a biscuit cutter, cut into rounds. Gather and reuse the scraps. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and bake until the tops are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of a biscuit comes out clean, 16 to 20 minutes. 


This recipe appeared in Cape Cod LIFE April 2023. Recipe selected from Soups + Sides by Catherine Walthers. Follow @catherine_walthers on Instagram or see more at
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