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How To Make Biscuits With Cheddar Rosemary & Cranberries

Learn how to make biscuits at home using my simple step-by-step recipe and folding technique! Studded with cranberries, rosemary and cheddar, these homemade buttermilk biscuits make for the perfect side for Thanksgiving dinner or brunches! 

Course baking, Breakfast, brunch, easy, holidays, tutorial
Cuisine American
Keyword acorn squash, Biscuit Recipe, Buttermilk biscuits, Homemade Biscuits, How to make a smoothie, How to Make biscuits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 165 kcal
Author Mahy


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp frozen unsalted butter , shredded
  • 1 cup buttermilk , cold
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese , shredded,
  • 1 Tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves , minced
  • 1/4 cup of dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the cheese, rosemary, cranberries and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  4. Take the shredded cold butter and add it into the flour mixture. Use a from to mix them together. Have a look at this easy flakey pie dough recipe.
  5. Add the buttermilk and using a fork, swirl it around until a dough forms.
  6. Take the dough onto a floured surface and pat it down with your hands into a rectangle about 4 inches by 6 inches roughly.
  7. Sprinkle half of the cheese mixture on the surface and fold over the dough into thirds (like a business letter).
  8. Turn the dough 90 degrees and pat down the same way.
  9. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese mixture and fold again like a business letter.
  10. With a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle about ½” thick and cut into squares or use a round cookie cutter to cut circles.
  11. Cut each square on a diagonal making a triangle if desired.
  12. Place the biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes, reduce oven temperature to 375F and continue baking for another 4 minutes (depending on the size of your biscuits).
  13. They are done when they are puffed and slightly golden on the bottom.
  14. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

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Recipe Notes


  • Instead of mixing the butter and flour mixture by hand, you can use a food processor and pulse them together for a few seconds.
  • This fluffy buttermilk biscuit recipe is really a perfect base recipe to which you can add any seasoning, cheese, dried fruit and nut you wish.
  • Make sure all your ingredients are ice cold. Yes, that includes your add-ins like cheese, pesto or whatever you want to add to your homemade buttermilk biscuits.
  • Wet or very juicy fruits are not a great add-in, as they will prevent your homemade biscuits from rising.
  • For extreme flakey-ness, make sure the biscuits are COLD and your oven is HOT at the time of baking. If you feel the oven is not ready, place the biscuits in the fridge until the dough is cold again and your oven is nice and hot.
Nutrition Facts
How To Make Biscuits With Cheddar Rosemary & Cranberries
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 205mg9%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.