Cheddar Chive Freezer Biscuits

Cheddar Chive Freezer Biscuits

Cheesy biscuits in the freezer, ready to bake for dinner?  Now, that’s a great short cut for cheaters!

These Cheddar Chive Freezer Biscuits are simple to make and freeze really well. I serve them with so many dishes: chili, soups, chicken pot pie, pork and ham. My family loves it when I bake up enough that I have leftovers the next day. I cut the leftover biscuits in half and use them for bread in ham sandwiches. Quite delicious!

To form the biscuits, I drop them on cookie sheets using a soup spoon out of my silverware set. Using this method, I tend to get 18 biscuits out of the recipe. I usually bake 9 right away, then freeze the other 9. I love it because I can serve hot biscuits for two different dinners but only have to wash the dishes once!

To freeze these biscuits, line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Then drop the biscuits onto the waxed paper. Freeze for one hour. Remove frozen biscuits from the baking sheet and store in a freezer bag, making sure to squeeze out as much air as possible.

Helpful hint: I always mark the bag with the temperature and the cooking time. That way, when I pull out the bag, I know I need to bake the biscuits at 425 for 15 – 18 minutes.

Cheddar Chive Freezer Biscuits

Serves: 18 biscuits

Ingredients
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Whisk together flour, Cheddar, chives, salt, baking soda, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk and eggs. Stir until flour mixture just until all ingredients are wet.
  4. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake until golden, between 15 and 18 minutes.

Hot cheddar chive biscuits are comfort food at its best! How will you serve them?

Andrea has been married to Peter for 20 years, and together they have two teenage daughters. Struggling with the reality that soon her girls will be on her own, she is leaving them vlogs at 101 Life Lessons. You can also find her at The Greenbacks Gal where she finds organic deals, green steals and cooks real food meals.

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Comments

  1. Ok, maybe a silly question but if you freeze the buscuits, do you thaw them prior to cooking or just pop them in the oven frozen? We are just starting to pre-make items for freezer cooking as our schedules have become so erratic.

  2. Sounds yummy! I NEED to start keeping homemade items in the freezer…I keep saying I am going to, but have yet to get much stocked.

    • Hi Kim, I’m glad these biscuits sound good to you. They are a great way to start stocking your freezer since they whip up in only a few minutes. Good Luck, Andrea

      • Hi Teresa, Not a silly question at all! The biscuits can go directly from the freezer into the oven. No need to defrost! Andrea

  3. These look delicious, and I love the idea of freezing them! I think I’d probably also either a) add a sprinkle of garlic seasoning to them or b) brush the tops of the biscuits with garlic butter.

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