These super easy cheddar cheese biscuits are made in the food processor, yielding cheesy crispy light cheddar cheese cookies that make a great snack.
I'm a big fan of savoury baked goods, like savoury muffins, savoury cakes, and of course, variations on chili cheddar cornbread muffins.
These are the easiest to make, and since I returned my mom's full-size food processor that I had
stollen borrowed from her, I made smaller batches of these cookies in my little Kitchen Aid mini food processor and so this recipe fits perfectly in a 3-cup mini food processor.
I played around with the amount of butter and settled on this recipe, which yields drier, flakier cookies that are nice and cheesy, but not greasy. I made a batch with nigella seeds (also known as black cumin), which are perfect in these cookies, and another with lots of cayenne. Of course, you could make them plain too if you don't want anything coming between you and that cheesy flavour. I get it.
Cheddar cheese biscuits
- 32 grams (2½ tablespoon) salted butter, cold
- 94 grams (¾ cup) bleached all-purpose flour
- 1.25 mL (¼ teaspoon) Diamond Crystal fine kosher salt
- 2.5 mL (½ teaspoon) freshly ground black pepper
- 2.5 mL (½ teaspoon) cayenne, optional
- 113 grams (1 cup) shredded cheddar cheese, I used marble cheddar
- 1 large egg yolk(s)
- 2.5 mL (½ teaspoon) nigella seeds, optional
- In the bowl of a 3-cup food processor, pulse the butter with the flour, salt, pepper and cayenne (if using). Form a crumble.
- Pulse in the cheese, then add the yolk (and the nigella seeds, if using) and process til a dough forms. Pat dough into a disk and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Scoop dough into small balls (~13 grams each) and flatten with the bottom of a flat glass or a fork.
- Bake on a parchment-lined sheet for 20 minutes or so.
- I baked this recipe with Stirling Creamery Churn 84 salted butter
* These cheese biscuits were made for me, not for him, of course. I feed Ziggy Stardust kitten food, not cheddar biscuits laced with cayenne (except if he snags a bite when I'm not looking!).
I rather expected a photo of your boy. Sigh. 😉 The biscuits are great though--love the criss cross fork design. =) I've been using Stirling Churn 84, too. Good stuff!
Poor Ziggy Stardust is going to get some extra comfort when he gets home from his trip to the vet. These biscuits may not be the thing for him, but they sound pretty good to me!
Ziggy sounds like an adorable little monster! Also, your cheese biscuits look really good, I need to make these soon!
Having tasted these biscuits at the source AND having met Ziggy Stardust I,
a: know that Ziggy is a little shit disturber for a fact and..
b: know that these biscuits are little bits of heaven and I will be making my own batch - except without a food processor. Eeks! lol
They look really good!
Ziggy sounds adorable! Love these cheddar cheese biscuits. My Grandma makes a similar version that are always a hit at family gatherings 🙂