Spicy Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuits

Dive into the savory and spicy world of these Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuits, perfect for those who love a little heat with their meals. Made with cold butter and buttermilk for that irresistible flaky texture, these biscuits are sure to be a hit!


  • ½ cup butter, unsalted and cubed (keep it very cold)
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (plus a bit more for shaping the dough)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh jalapeno peppers, finely chopped (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup buttermilk, cold (keep an extra tablespoon on hand for brushing)
  • 6 jalapeno slices for garnish (optional)
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Let’s Bake:

  1. Prep Your Ingredients:
    • Begin by preheating your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a spacious mixing bowl, blend together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and garlic powder using a whisk.
  3. Add Butter:
    • Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, incorporate the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Mix in Jalapenos and Cheese:
    • Stir in the finely chopped jalapenos and shredded cheddar cheese until they’re evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  5. Buttermilk Time:
    • Pour in the cold buttermilk and gently mix until the dough just comes together. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Shape the Biscuits:
    • Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto a clean surface and transfer the dough onto it. Gently fold the dough over a few times, then press it into a 1-inch thick rectangle. Utilize a biscuit cutter or a glass to cut out the biscuits from the dough. Reform the dough scraps to make more biscuits.
  7. Bake:
    • Arrange the biscuits on the baking sheet that has been prepared. Brush the tops with a bit more buttermilk and place a jalapeno slice on top of each biscuit if desired.
    • Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until the biscuits turn golden brown.
  8. Enjoy:
    • Allow the biscuits to cool for a short while on a wire rack before serving. Enjoy them warm for the best experience!

These Spicy Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuits are the perfect addition to any meal, offering a delightful combination of flavors and textures that are sure to please any palate.