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Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe

Total Time:  30 minutes
Yield:  8


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
  • Pinch of sugar


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  • In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together buttermilk and butter. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until it forms a moist, shaggy dough that just comes together. Don’t overwork the dough! Gently fold in cheese.
  • Using a ¼-cup measuring cup or ice cream scoop, place 8 mounds of batter 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • For the topping, whisk together ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon 2 teaspoons of the garlic herb butter over the top of each hot biscuit. Serve immediately.
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