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Making complex recipes surprisingly simple

Garlic Thyme Cheddar Biscuits

Garlic Thyme Cheddar Biscuits

These garlic thyme cheddar biscuits are full of flavor, and topped with a rich brown butter sauce. Flaky and requiring only 20 minutes of work, these are a great side that pairs well with soups and other warm dishes.

Biscuits are one of my favorite things to pair with a bowl of soup. Warm biscuits are always the best option to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside when it is so cold and snowy outside. Seriously, here in Minnesota we already have so much snow. I am very jealous of those living in the south and walking around in the balmy weather right now.

The only thing that is nice about lots of snow is that we should have a very christmasy looking Christmas! Anyone else listen to Christmas music ALL weekend?? I definitely did.

These biscuits are super easy to make and can be made in about 30 minutes or less depending on how fast of a cook you are. The easiest way to make biscuits is in the food processor. While some food bloggers argue that you can over-mix your dough if you use a food processor (a blender works just as well.) and this is true, if you are careful there is no way that you can over-mix your dough. Just pulse the dough until the butter chunks are slightly smaller than peas. Pour the dough into a bowl and add the milk. This way you do not over-mix the dough and cause the butter chunks to get too small.

When you cut out the biscuits, I like to cut the dough into squares because it allows you to not have as much edging to roll out a second time. If you cut the biscuits into circles then you will probably have to roll out the dough at least 4 times. This causes the biscuits to be over worked and can cause them to be tougher and less flaky and delicate than they should be.

The brown butter sauce makes these biscuits almost like copycat red lobster biscuits. Start by placing some butter in a saucepan and browning it. If you do not know how to make brown butter, I have explained it in depth in my brown butter pumpkin cupcakes post. While the butter is browning, you have to add all of the herbs and spices that make this sauce so freaking good.

When you make these garlic thyme cheddar biscuits, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram. I love seeing what you are baking. Also if you are on Pinterest, don’t forget to save this recipe so that you can find it again later.

Garlic Thyme Cheddar Biscuits

These biscuits are full of fresh herbs, topped with sharp cheddar cheese and brushed with a delicious brown butter sauce that makes them the perfect pairing for any winter dish or salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Biscuit, Bread, Brown Butter, Cheddar, Garlic, Thyme


  • 3 cups Flour
  • tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter (Cut into small chunks)
  • ⅔ cup plus 2 tbsp Milk
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • 2 tsp Fresh Sage
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Cheddar Cheese

Brown Butter Sauce

  • ½ cup Salted Butter
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • tsp Fresh Thyme
  • ½ tsp Fresh Sage
  • ¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  • Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, butter, thyme and sage in a food processor and blend until the butter chunks are the size of small peas.
  • Pour the dough into a bowl and stir in the milk. Knead until the dough just comes together.
  • Dust a surface lightly with flour and roll out the dough into a rectangle ½ inch thick. Cut the dough into 12-16 squares. Place the biscuits in the refrigerator to chill. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  • In a small saucepan brown the butter with the garlic, thyme, and sage, until it is a light amber color. Remove from heat and place in a small bowl. Placing the butter into a different container ensures that it doesn't continue to cook in the saucepan as it cools. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Brush the butter on to the chilled biscuits and bake them for about 6-8 minutes or they look half done. Brush the biscuits with another layer of butter and bake for another 3-4 minutes or until they look almost done. Sprinkle the biscuits with cheddar cheese and brush with another layer of butter. Bake until the cheese is melted and the biscuits are done. Enjoy warm!

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