Cheddar and chive biscuits recipe

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Perfect for a cheese board or as a savoury snack in the kids' lunchboxes, these cheddar and chive biscuits are definitely worth a try!

Serves10 small, 20 large
Preparation Time40 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Rich cheddar cheese adds crunch and flavour to these little biscuits that’ll go great on their own, with a range of dips or covered in cream cheese for a combination of textures. Taking just 10 mins to cook, they’d also work as a nice little treat in the kids’ packed lunches as a tasty savoury snack, where you could use milder cheddar if they’re not a fan of strong cheese. They're nice and simple to make too, which means they're a fun activity for the kids to help make them with you.


  • 125g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 60g softened butter cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 80g of grated strong cheddar
  • 1½ tsp chopped chives
  • 1bsp iced water




  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.
  2. Line 3 baking sheets with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.
  3. Sift the flour and baking together.
  4. Place in a food processor and blitz with the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Add the egg, cheddar and chives and blitz until it comes together as a dough.
  6. Turn out the dough onto a piece of baking parchment and bring all the dough together into a large ball.
  7. Place another piece of baking paper over the top and roll to approximately 3mm thick.
  8. Remove the top layer of paper and cut into rounds using a 5cm cutter, and place onto the baking sheets.
  9. Bring the remaining dough together and repeat stage 6 until all the dough is used.
  10. Bake for 8 to 10 mins or until lightly brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.
Top Tip for making Cheddar and chive biscuits

These cheesy biscuits would also be a great addition to crackers on a cheese board.


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