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Cheddar And Black Pepper Biscuits

Bite into these flaky, buttery Cheddar and Black Pepper Biscuits for a savory explosion of flavor! Perfect for breakfast or as a side dish, these biscuits will have you reaching for seconds in no time.

May 04, 2023

Under 30 minutes

Cheddar And Black Pepper Biscuits

Under 30 minutes


for 20 biscuits

  • 6 slices bacon, think-cut, cooked and roughly chopped
  • 4 cups all purpose flour (500 g), plus more for dusting
  • 1 ½ cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese (300 g)
  • ¼ cup McCormick® Freeze-Dried Chives (30 g)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, frozen and grated on the large holes of a box grater
  • 1 ¾ cups buttermilk (420 mL), cold
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons water

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 142
  • Fat 2g
  • Carbs 23g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 5g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bacon, flour, cheddar cheese, McCormick® Freeze-Dried Chives, baking powder, McCormick® Pure Ground Black Pepper, salt, baking soda, garlic powder, grated butter, and buttermilk. Stir with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and gently shape and roll out to a 1¼-inch-thick rectangle.
  4. Using a 3-inch round cutter or drinking glass, cut out biscuits from the dough, gathering and rerolling the scraps up to 3 more times; you should have about 20 biscuits. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheets, spacing evenly, and freeze for 10–15 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and water. Remove the biscuits from the freezer and brush the tops with the egg wash.
  6. Bake the biscuits for 14–17 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
  7. Leftover biscuits will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or you can freeze unbaked biscuits in a zip-top freezer bag for up to 3 months.
  8. Enjoy!
Cheddar And Black Pepper Biscuits