Easy Cream Cheese Biscuits

Cream Cheese Biscuits

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Short on time to make a special breakfast? No problem, these simple cream cheese biscuits can do wonders with a spark of your creativity. Make its toppings using berries, fresh cherries, jams, or honey butter. They are the best make-ahead biscuits and save you a lot of time in the kitchen. Besides, you can also make these Cheesy Garlic Knots With the same Biscuit Dough. Try these Sweet Breakfast Biscuit Ideas to start your day.

Why would you like this recipe?

  • Easy cream cheese biscuits can be a quick addition to a meal plan, incredibly when short on time.
  • It requires few ingredients, making it accessible and budget-friendly.
  • The recipe is easy to follow, suitable for cooks of all skill levels.
  • Cream cheese is a source of calcium, which is important for bone health.
  • They can be paired with various dishes, such as soups, stews, or salads, to enhance the meal.
  • Cream cheese biscuits can be a delightful addition to a brunch menu, outdoor picnics, potlucks, or camping trips, served with jams or preserves.

???? Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cold and cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar (optional, for sweeter biscuits)
  • Additional flour for dusting

Ingredients Notes and Variations

  • Flour: All-purpose flour is the best to prepare these flaky cream cheese biscuits. If you want to make them Gluten-free, use almond meal or coconut flour instead, or see these quick gluten-free desserts.
  • Sugar: White caster sugar works well to sweeten the biscuits. If you want to keep it low on calories, try using stevia powder or alternative sugars such as erythritol or xanthan gum.
  • Baking powder: It makes the biscuits flaky and crunchy.
  • Cream Cheese: Cream Cheese is the main taste-building ingredient in this recipe.
  • Butter: Butter not only builds the taste but also adds fluffiness and smooth texture to the biscuits. You can use vegetable shortenings as an alternative, but the texture may not be the same.
  • Honey: Honey is optional, but you can add it to make a sweet variation to the original recipe.
  • ???? Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • ???? Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes
  • ????️ Serving Size: Makes about 12 biscuits

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????How to make the Cream Cheese Biscuits?

Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.

Prepare Dry Ingredients - Easy Cream Cheese Biscuits

Prepare Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.

If you want slightly sweeter biscuits, you can add the optional tablespoon of sugar or honey at this stage.

Incorporate Butter and Cream Cheese

Incorporate Butter and Cream Cheese:

Add the cold, cubed butter, and cream cheese to the dry ingredients.

Using a spatula, pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter and cream cheese into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Pour in the milk and gently stir the mixture until a soft dough forms. Be careful not to overmix, as this can lead to tough biscuits. The dough may be slightly sticky, but that’s okay.

Knead the Dough

Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto a clean surface, and turn the dough out onto it. Gently knead the dough a few times, just until it comes together.

Do not over-knead, as this can make the biscuits dense.

Roll out the dough to about 1/2-inch (1.3 cm) thickness. You can use a rolling pin or simply press the dough down with your hands.

Using a round biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass, cut out biscuits from the dough. Press straight down without twisting to ensure the biscuits rise evenly.

Baking the Cream Cheese Biscuits

Baking

Transfer the cut biscuits to the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between each biscuit.

Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown on top.

Once baked, remove the biscuits from the oven and allow them to cool slightly on a wire rack.

Serve the cream cheese biscuits warm, and enjoy them on their own or with your favorite toppings such as butter, jam, or honey.

Cream Cheese Biscuits after baking and ready to serve

Storage and Freezing:

Can I Refrigerate Cream Cheese Biscuits?

You can refrigerate the biscuit dough for up to 24 hours before baking.

Place the dough in an airtight container or tightly wrap it in plastic wrap before refrigerating.

How to Store Cream Cheese Biscuits?

Once baked, allow the cream cheese biscuits to cool completely before storing.

Store the biscuits in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag.

Keep them at room temperature for up to 2-3 days for optimal freshness.

Can I Freeze Cream Cheese Biscuits?

To freeze unbaked biscuit dough, follow the recipe until you’ve cut out the biscuits and placed them on the baking sheet.

Place the baking sheet in the freezer until the biscuits are frozen solid. This prevents them from sticking together during storage.

Once frozen, transfer the unbaked biscuits to a freezer-safe bag or container, and label them with the date.

Unbaked biscuit dough can be frozen for up to 2-3 months.

How to Reheat Cream Cheese Biscuits?

To reheat baked biscuits, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Place the biscuits on a baking sheet and bake for about 5-7 minutes, or until they are heated through.

Alternatively, you can use a microwave for reheating. Wrap the biscuit in a damp paper towel and microwave on low power for about 20-30 seconds, or until warm.

For frozen unbaked biscuit dough, you can bake them directly from the freezer. Preheat the oven to the temperature specified in the original recipe and add a few extra minutes to the baking time. They may take a little longer to bake compared to fresh dough.

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Cream Cheese Biscuits

Easy Homemade Cream Cheese Biscuits

Adalynn Ward
Short on time to make a special breakfast? No problem, these simple cream cheese biscuits can do wonders with a spark of your creativity.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert
Servings 12 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 4 oz cream cheese cold and cubed
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar optional, for sweeter biscuits
  • Additional flour for dusting

How to Make?

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease it lightly.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and optional sugar.
  • Add cold, cubed butter and cream cheese. Use a pastry cutter or fingers to work them into coarse crumbs.
  • Pour in the milk and stir gently until a soft dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it a few times to bring it together.
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/2-inch thickness and cut out biscuits using a round cutter.
  • Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown on top.
  • Allow the biscuits to cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 12biscuitsCalories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 55.2gProtein: 10.2gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14.2gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 773mgPotassium: 447mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 5.3gCalcium: 226mgIron: 4mg
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