These garlic cheese biscuits are quick and easy to make! They use just a few simple ingredients and no boxed mixes are used here. They take about 20 minutes to get on the table.
Ever need to throw something together quickly? This is what I did with these garlic cheddar biscuits and the family asks for them now ever since. I was making a soup and got caught up in things (I lose track of time a lot) so I didn't have time to make dinner rolls.
These are perfect for anytime you want a quick biscuit and they are similar to the amazing biscuits you get at Red Lobster.
How do you make quick biscuits from scratch?
Biscuits are really easy to throw together. You start with some flour, baking powder and salt. To make them garlic cheddar biscuits, we add in some garlic powder with the flour mix. The cheese gets added in after the fat - here in this recipe the fat is butter.
After mixing the dry ingredients, you will need to cut in cold butter using a dough blender. Cold butter is recommended, do not soften it.
Stir in the cheese before pouring in the milk. When you stir it together, it will come just together and be easy to form into a ball. You don't want to add too much milk, it should not be runny.
Using a basting brush, lightly brush a butter and garlic mix over the biscuits. Place them in a preheated oven and bake at 450 F for 7-10 minutes. They cook best at higher temperatures.
Preheat your oven for at least 20 minutes. Our oven is new and beeps when it reaches temperature, but when checking the temperature with an oven thermometer I have found it to be about 15-20 degrees lower still.
Which is better for biscuits butter or shortening?
For the garlic cheese biscuits we recommend using butter, but you can use shortening or coconut oil in it's place if you prefer. They are not a flaky biscuit so butter works best while giving them them the slight buttery flavor.
For most biscuits you can use either butter, shortening or coconut oil. Which one is better, it depends on the texture you are looking for along with flavor.
Butter adds a great flavor that you won't get with shortening but biscuits made with butter won't be as flaky either.
Shortening is used in biscuits that are flaky. It does not add any flavor as shortening doesn't have an overpowering taste. We do not use shortening here and substitute coconut oil anytime butter won't work in a recipe.
If you are using coconut oil, be sure to use it in it's solid state and not liquid form. As much as we like unrefined coconut oil, for biscuits it is best to use refined if possible. It has a higher smoke point and won't give the coconut flavor.
What do you serve garlic cheese biscuits with?
We sometimes make these as a snack, but they go perfect with just about anything! They are easy and quick so they compliment any meal you want to serve them with. Here are a few that we enjoy them with:
What will you serve these with?
Cheesy Garlic Biscuits
- Dough blender (recommended)
- Baking sheet
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter cold
- ½ cup shredded cheese cheddar is recommended
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 tbsp butter melted
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 450°
- In a mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and garlic powder
- Cut the butter into chunks and add the cold butter to the flour mix. Using a dough blender (recommended) or a fork, mix the butter in until there are no big pieces of butter. Small chunks are ok.
- Add in the cheese and stir just enough for the cheese to be evenly spread throughout mix.
- Pour in the milk and stir well with a fork until there are no big flour pockets in the dough. It should be thick and come together into a ball. You should be able to shape the dough. If it is still a little dry then add more milk a tablespoon at a time.
- Spoon onto a baking sheet in 12 even amounts - I like to make them into imperfect balls just scooped out of the bowl and gently packed together in my hand.
- Mix the garlic powder and melted butter for topping together. Using a basting brush, gently brush the butter mix on top of each biscuit.
- Bake at 450°F for 7-10 minutes. They should be getting a golden color and the tops should be getting some darker points on top.
- Sprinkle with parsley immediately if you choose - it gives it a nice look and is optional.