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Cheesy Garlic Scapes Biscuits

Cheesy Garlic Scapes Biscuits are soft, buttery, and cheesy biscuits that are made with garlic scapes for just the right amount of garlic flavor in each bite.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesy Garlic Scapes Biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 411 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com



  • 6 tablespoons butter, frozen
  • 2 cups (250g) flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt (if you don't like salt, use 1/4 tsp)
  • 3 tablespoons garlic scapes, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, finely diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup (245g) buttermilk, cold


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea or kosher salt (if using table salt, use less)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and prepare a 9-inch pie pan by spraying it with nonstick spray.

  2. Grate butter using the fine edge of your grater. Grate onto parchment paper and then place it in the freezer while you prepare the remaining ingredients. (I grab 1 stick of butter, which is 8 tablespoons, and then grate until there are 2 tablespoons left. I use the remaining 2 tablespoons as topping on the biscuits. This method utilizes all your butter and saves your fingers when grating!)

  3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl. Use a whisk to sift ingredients.
  4. Get grated butter out of the freezer and, using a fork, incorporate into dry ingredients.
  5. Add the garlic scapes, scallions, and cheese and mix.
  6. Add in the buttermilk and stir until mostly combined, being careful not to overwork the batter.
  7. Scoop out 6-7 even portions of the batter and place in the pie pan, one next to the other. (I use my hands, this gets a bit sticky.)

  8. Cut the two tablespoons of butter into 6 thin slices and top each biscuit with the butter. Sprinkle with salt.

  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until fluffy and golden brown.
  10. Serve warm with more butter. (optional to add more butter)