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The very best Homemade Honey Butter Cheddar Biscuits! These easy homemade biscuits are extra special. They’re made with milk, sharp cheddar cheese, garlic, and salted butter. Then served warm with honey garlic butter spooned over each roll and fresh basil or parsley on top. These biscuits are super easy to make and so delicious!

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I’ve been wanting to make homemade cheddar biscuits for the longest time. Although I know they serve cheddar biscuits at multiple restaurant chains, I’ve only had them homemade and loved them each time.

My Nonnie used to make her own recipe, which I remember being so yummy. She’d always make biscuits anytime she was serving a steak and potatoes dinner. Fun fact: Nonnie was the girl who bought the Bob Evens microwave mashed potatoes, and she had no shame. She passed those mashers off as her own, and we all loved them.

She was such a special woman!

Homemade Honey Butter Cheddar Biscuits |

Anyway, I’ve had this recipe on my to-make list for forever, it seems. I knew that sharing it now, right around Easter, could be the perfect time.

I think we’re all looking for great, simple bread recipes to serve for either brunch or dinner. And you can never go wrong with a really good biscuit!

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Here are the details

Step 1: mix the dough

First, toss the stick of butter in the freezer and get it really cold.

Now, mix the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Grab the butter from the freezer. Make sure it’s cold. I would freeze it for 5-10 minutes before using it. Then, shred it on a box grater, just as you would cheese. I’ve been using this little trick for years, and it never fails. It also saves us from dirtying up that food processor.

Mix the shredded butter and sharp cheddar cheese into the flour. Add the milk and honey and mix until just combined.

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Step 2: roll the biscuits out

Now dump the dough out onto a counter with flour. Pat the dough into a rectangle, then fold the side inward, like a letter. Press the dough back into a rectangle and repeat the folding.

This is the secret to creating lots of flaky layers in your biscuits.

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Step 3: cut the biscuits

First, use a circle cookie or biscuit cutter to cut out your biscuits. I like to use a 3-inch biscuit cutter.

Arrange the biscuits in a cast-iron skillet. The skillet creates the perfect biscuit with a crisp, buttery bottom.

Brush the tops with milk.

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Step 4: bake + make the honey butter

Bake the biscuits until golden. They will smell delicious.

While the biscuits are baking, mix the last of the butter with garlic powder and honey. Melt this on the stove, then add either fresh basil or parsley.

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Step 5: serve warm

Spoon the warm honey garlic butter over each roll, then sprinkle with sea salt.

Lastly, a sprinkle of sea salt makes every bite of these buttery, flaky cheddar biscuits just that much better.

These are delicious as a brunch side, an appetizer, or a dinner roll. You can certainly never go wrong with a great biscuit!

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Looking for other savory bread recipes? Try these.

The Best (easiest) No Knead Bread

Salted Honey Butter Jalapeño Cheddar Rolls 

Salted Honey Butter Parker House Rolls

Jalapeño Cheddar Popovers with Honey Butter

Soft Garlic Herb Cheddar Cheese Bread

Swirled Garlic Herb Bread

Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

Lastly, if you make these Homemade Honey Butter Cheddar Biscuits be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Homemade Honey Butter Cheddar Biscuits

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 8 biscuits
Calories Per Serving: 381 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Honey Butter Topping


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.  Rub a 10-inch cast iron skillet with butter.
    2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Using your hands, mix in 1 stick of shredded butter and the cheddar cheese. Pour over the milk and add the honey. Mix until just combined.
    3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Pat into a 1-inch-thick rectangle. Fold one side into the center, then the other side on top. Like a letter. Turn the dough horizontally. Flatten into a rectangle again. Repeat the folding. Turn the dough horizontally one more time. Flatten into a 3/4-inch-thick rectangle.
    4. Using a biscuit cutter, cut the dough into 3-inch circles. Re-roll the remaining dough and cut more circles. Arrange the biscuits in the prepared skillet. Brush the tops with milk. Arrange 2 tablespoons of butter around the biscuits. Bake until golden brown, 20-22 minutes.
    5. Meanwhile, make the honey butter. In a small saucepan set over low heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter with the honey and garlic powder. Remove from the heat. Add the basil or parsley.
    5. Serve the biscuits warm with honey butter and flaky salt.
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    1. Hi Alexa,
      Sure, I bet that would work nicely for you! Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xT

  1. 5 stars
    I did not try these with the honey butter topping (guess I’ll have to make them again haha!), but I made them to go with a “deconstructed” chicken pot pie…SO good! Everyone loved them so I will definitely make again.

    1. Thanks so much Erin!! So glad to hear these biscuits were enjoyed, I appreciate you making them! xT