Mr. Food: Hearty Cheese Biscuits

What You’ll Need

  • 2 cups self-rising flour, plus more for rolling out
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cheese, sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper, if desired; mix well. Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut shortening into flour mixture until crumbly. Add buttermilk and stir until a dough forms.
  3. Sprinkle flour on a board; knead dough until smooth. Roll out dough with a rolling pin to 1/2-inch thickness and cut into 2-inch heart-shaped biscuits. Place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until light golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Don’t have a heart-shaped cookie cutter? No worries, any shape will do, so long as you make them with lots of love.
  • Are you a fan of heart-shaped foods? If so, then be sure to check out our recipe for Cupid’s Love Pies too!