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CREAM CHEESE BISCUITS The cheese makes these biscuits so light and flaky that they are almost like pastry.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Sift together the flour and salt. Add the butter, piece by piece, and the cream cheese. Mix until you have a dough that holds together.
- Do not overmix.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and, with a rolling pin, roll it out to a thickness of about 1/2".
- Cut out rounds with a biscuit cutter and place on a lightly buttered baking sheet. Bake until pale brown, about 20 minutes.
- Serve warm.
I have long made these biscuits, and these biscuits are scrumptious. Also, I include one teaspoon of baking powder because I like my biscuits with a bit more rise.The most tender, moist, and rich biscuits you'll ever taste! UPDATE: I forgot to mention in my earlier review that I use only 1/2 teaspoon salt. And, in answer to another reviewer's question: yes, use unsalted butter (In baking, always use unsalted!); and yes, these biscuits are very "short" and pastry-like, but I add one teaspoon baking powder for some rise. I grew up eating these biscuits nearly every day and I just love them. They're rich and short, different from the common fluffy biscuit.
Can this be right? Far too much salt and they really need some rising agent. Sorry but the whole works went in the garbage.
It would be nice if the recipe stated self-rising flour! I made according to this recipe... of course wondering why something to make it rise wasn't listed as an ingredient! I ended up with 12 hockey pucks! Thanx a lot... and wasted cream cheese and utter!! :(((