Cheddar and chive biscuits recipe

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serves: 10 small, 20 large
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 40 min
Cooking: 10 min
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  • 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


    • Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.

    • Line 3 baking sheets with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.

    • Sift the flour and baking together.

    • Place in a food processor and blitz with the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.

    • Add the egg, cheddar and chives and blitz until it comes together as a dough.

    • Turn out the dough onto a piece of baking parchment and bring all the dough together into a large ball.

    • Place another piece of baking paper over the top and roll to approximately 3mm thick.

    • Remove the top layer of paper and cut into rounds using a 5cm cutter, and place onto the baking sheets.

    • Bring the remaining dough together and repeat stage 6 until all the dough is used.

    • Bake for 8 to 10 mins or until lightly brown.

    • 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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