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cheese biscuits on a glass serving dish

Aunt Julia's Cheese Biscuits

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 48 1x


Aunt Julia's Cheese Biscuits are cheesy, buttery, and will spread holiday cheer to your friends and family!   


  • 1 lb. sharp cheddar, shredded by hand
  • 1 lb. butter, softened
  • 4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix cheese and butter together with a mixer until well blended.
  3. Gradually fold in flour, cayenne pepper, (ad) and salt until dough is formed.
  4. Roll dough into a thin layer with a floured rolling pin on a floured surface.
  5. Cut dough into circles with a round cookie cutter (or small glass). ad
  6. Gather excess dough and form a ball, then repeat rolling process.
  7. Place one pecan slice on top of each biscuit.
  8. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet (ad) and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove biscuits from oven and cool completely or the sugar will not adhere properly.
  10. Dust biscuits with powdered sugar and transfer to a serving dish or store in an airtight container.


These biscuits store well in an airtight container and will last for at least a week.

Be sure to let biscuits cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar.

  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Mix by Hand
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: cheese biscuits, holiday traditions, cheese, powdered sugar, cookies, cheese cookies