Recipe of the Week: Chive and Cheddar Biscuits

This recipe from Working Mother magazine combines homemade baking with a fun activity for your kids. Any little ones who like getting their hands dirty will dive right in to help pat out the dough.


2 cups flour plus extra for dusting
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup minced fresh chives, or 2 tablespoons dried chives
2 tablespoons heavy cream

How to Make It:

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside

2. Let kids whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Have kids rub the cold butter into the flour mixture with their fingers until pieces are the size of small peas. Kids can add buttermilk, cheddar, and chives into flour/butter mixture and gently stir with a fork until just mixed.

3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and help kids gently pat it into a 6- by 9-inch rectangle. Fold dough into thirds as you would a letter and pat into a 6- by 9-inch rectangle again. Older kids can drip edges of a 3-inch-round biscuit cutter in flour, and cut 6 biscuits from the dough. Transfer biscuits to prepared baking sheet, brush the tops with cream, and bake until lightly browned, 14 to 16 minutes.

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