These little biscuits just melt in your mouth and go with just about any meal. Slathered with melted butter along with the garlic and cheese, they can’t be beat.

2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (could use regular milk)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
Place flour in large bowl.  Cut in shortening until crumbs are the size of peas. Add garlic and sugar.  Stir in cheese and milk.  You can do these as drop biscuits using a tablespoon of batter and dropping onto sprayed baking sheet or you can shape them with your hands and make a larger biscuit.  I did some of both with this batch.  Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.  Brush tops with the melted butter.    Enjoy!  
Don’t Forget to Pin!  garlic-cheese-biscuits
Just a reminder to look on the right hand side of this page and type in your e-mail address so you don’t miss new posts when they come out! Your e-mail will not be shared with anyone. We have more than 26,000 e-mail subscribers and they are always the first to know about any new posts.  © The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder

Feel free to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter buttons at the bottom of each post. You can print by clicking on the green printer icon below. 




Start your own blog.


  1. Do these taste like Red Lobsters biscuits?

  2. Mrs. Carol Lee Mentze says:

    Love your site and your recipes sound heavenly!!!!! Looking forward to trying them.

  3. Kim Smith says:

    Is self rising flour the same as all purpose flour? Also could I use butter instead of shortening?

  4. Dianne Bobo says:

    if one likes a strong garlic flavor could you use garlic butter on top or would that be to strong?

  5. Could butter be used instead of shortening?

  6. Just for clarification – in the first sentence of your reply to Laura, did you mean to say ‘decrease’ the temp…. ?
    I can’t wait to try this recipe, I have a similar one, but this is even easier. thanks for all of your wonderful recipes.

  7. PICK love your recipes! <3

  8. Hello – I live at 4,300′ and the altitude is a factor. Generally, I have to decrease the cooking temperature a touch and lengthen the cooking time 15 – 25%.

    I was wondering how these would taste with some rye flour included. I guess I need to give it a try.

  9. Pingback: MOST POPULAR RECIPES OF 2011 « The Southern Lady Cooks

  10. Terri Davenport says:

    Great stuff love all the new ideas that your bring to the table…Thanks…

  11. grammyof13 says:

    Glad I stopped by facebook today, I’ve wanted this recipe for garlic cheese biscuits. Blessings to you this week. Your site is looking better all the time.

  12. oh, yummy! these DO look divine!

We enjoy your comments but due to the large volume we must delete comments often. We try to do this weekly and sometimes more often. Positive comments about a recipe you tried and loved are always welcome. Thank you so much for commenting here.