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Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Homemade Garlic Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits) | Grandbaby Cakes

Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Garlic Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits)

These light, fluffy, buttery and perfectly cheesy Garlic Cheddar Biscuits are the perfect copycat for the famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits online!   They are insanely easy to make as well!  
Course Bread
Cuisine Southern
Keyword african, biscuits, bread, easy recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 286kcal
Author Melissa Sperka from Melissa's Southern Cookbook


  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup salted cold butter cubed
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheedar cheese
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 10 inch cast-iron skillet.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together the flour, garlic powder, and onion powder. Use a pastry blender or two forks to cut the cubed butter into the flour until it resembles cornmeal. Mix the cheddar cheese into the crumbs.
  • Make a well in the center and add the buttermilk. Mix the buttermilk into the dry ingredients gradually, using a fork. Mix until just fully moistened.
  • Use a 4 ounce ice cream scoop to divide the dough, placing the biscuits side by side in the skillet.
  • Mix together the melted butter, parsley, and garlic salt. Lightly brush the tops of the biscuits, reserving some of the herbed butter for the tops at the end of baking.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cooked through and golden. Broil at the end of baking to brown the tops further, if desired.
  • Brush with the reserved herbed butter and serve.


Make certain that all of your ingredients are cold.  If you feel that your ingredients are warming up during the biscuit making process, stick your biscuit dough in the refrigerator for a few minutes to cool back down.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 0.4mg