Cream Cheese Biscuits

"CREAM CHEESE BISCUITS The cheese makes these biscuits so light and flaky that they are almost like pastry."
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Ready In:
12 biscuits. Can be fro




  • 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. Can this be right? Far too much salt and they really need some rising agent. Sorry but the whole works went in the garbage.
  3. 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!! :(((
  4. I read the reviews and tried these. Ugh Came out like the others said. An awful cookie. I wasted good organic ingredients. :(
  5. the only variation i made in this recipe was the additon of 1 tsp baking soda, and i used sundried tomato cream cheese. They did not rise for me and an almost oily texture...they have a good flavor however so I am using it instead of bread crumbs in crawfish cakes.


  1. These were pretty good as long as you don't mind eating cookies instead of biscuits. They tasted okay. I omitted the salt and used salted butter. They still were a bit salty. I used 1 tsp. of baking powder and it didn't make them rise at all. I wish they could get light and fluffy, they would taste great. I'll keep trying... if I figure it out, I'll let you all know...



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