Cream Cheese Biscuits
Published Aug 21, 2020
Updated Oct 30, 2022
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Cream Cheese Biscuits are buttery with amazing cream cheese flavor, soft, fluffy, slightly sweet and salty. These biscuits are a great canvas for spreading on jam or butter. They only require 5 ingredients and are ready in 25 minutes!
One fine Sunday morning, as I sought to make breakfast for my family, I decided to make these Cream Cheese Biscuits.
First, I love cream cheese. Second, I had some cream cheese in the fridge begging to be used up. So since I make biscuits a lot, I decided to add the cream cheese to my biscuit dough.
This turned out way better than I could imagine! The biscuits are buttery, cream chees-y, soft, fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, so good!
They are a great canvas for jams and butter. Honestly, I enjoy them as they are because they are so good with the taste of cream cheese!
Cream Cheese Biscuit Ingredients
For cream cheese biscuits you need butter, cream cheese, sugar, self-raising flour and buttermilk. That’s it! Five ingredients only!
How Do I Make Self-Rising Flour?
Here is how to make self-rising flour using all-purpose flour: For every 1 cup of all-purpose or plain flour, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt to make your own self-rising flour.
How Do I Make Biscuits With Cream Cheese?
1. Grate cold butter into a bowl or dice butter and add into a bowl.
2. Grate in cold cream cheese or dice cream cheese and add.
3. Add flour and sugar then mix to combine.
4. Add buttermilk and mix to form a dough.
5. Roll out dough and cut into circles. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment (baking) paper.
6. Bake until golden brown.
My Best Biscuit Making Tips
1. Keep cold ingredients cold. The butter should be cold and straight from the fridge before using. That helps create flaky layers in the biscuits. Other ingredients like milk or buttermilk should also be kept cold.
2. Work fast. When making biscuits work fast so the cold ingredients don’t come to room temperature. If that happens, the texture of the biscuits will be off. The dough should get into the oven cold.
3. Use a grater to grate the butter. This makes it very easy to incorporate the butter into the flour.
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Cream Cheese Biscuits
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
- 8 oz cream cheese, cold
- 4 cups self-rising flour see Note 1 on how to use all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
- Grate Butter. Using the shred side of a grater, grate cold butter into a large mixing bowl. Alternately dice the butter and place into the bowl.
- Grate Cream Cheese. Grate the cream cheese into the butter. It will be very sticky but that's okay. Just try to separate it with your hands.
- Alternately dice the cream cheese and place into the bowl (will still be very sticky).
- Add in Flour and Sugar. Add the flour and sugar to the grated butter and cream cheese. Mix together using finger tips or a pastry cutter until well combined.
- Add Buttermilk. Pour in the cold buttermilk and mix everything together to form a dough. If it is too sticky, sprinkle on a little flour and mix so it is easier to handle.
- Cut Biscuits. Generously flour a working surface. Press the dough onto the surface into 3/4 inch thick. You could equally roll the dough to be 3/4 inch thick. Cut the dough using a biscuit cutter into 2.5 inch circles or cut the dough using the rim of a glass or cup.Gather the leftover dough into a ball, press or roll out into 3/4 inch thick and cut into circles. Repeat process until all of the dough has been cut into circles.
- Place Biscuits on Parchment Paper. Place the cut out dough onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake. Place the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake biscuits for 15 minutes. If the top doesn't brown as it bakes, turn on the broiler for the last 1 minute to brown the top. (Do not leave the broiler on for more than 1 minute.)
- Serve. Serve warm with your favorite toppings. I love these biscuits as they are or spread with jam or butter.