So I’ve been wanting to make biscuits for a while. I originally planned to make regular biscuits, but I thought to myself “why not try a different version of Red Lobster’s cheddar biscuits!?” So I did!!! And I think these biscuit cheese balls came out pretty good for someone who is on a biscuit beginner level!
I chose cheddar cheese because of the Red Lobster copycat I wanted to create. You can totally switch the cheese if you’d like. I also didn’t play around with the dough flavor as much since I was adding garlic butter to it. If you want, you can try adding in some onion powder, maybe some more garlic, Italian seasoning for some fun!
Overall these were a hit! You can have them anytime with probably any meal! Thanksgiving is coming up, and you can put a biscuit twist on the rolls you love so much!
Garlic Biscuit Cheese Ballz
- Prep time: 25 minutes
- Cook time: 12 minutes
- Servings: 12
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp lard
- 3/4 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup garlic butter spread, melted
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 450°F. In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir and mix well. After, add the shortening. Next, you are going to want to use your hands to create a crumb-like texture of the dough. I did this by repetitively squeezing lard and flour through my hands until most of the lard has distributed throughout the flour. Sounds gross? No, it’s fun and quite soothing. Basically, it should look like crumbs after you do this. I probably spent a good 10 minutes doing this. After, you want to add in the heavy cream. Knead the dough until it forms a smooth texture. You can knead it for about 5 minutes or until smooth on a lightly floured surface.
Once you have your biscuit dough formed, roll dough into 12 balls. Take one ball at a time and press flat until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Be careful not to press the dough too thin. Take about a 1/2 tablespoon of shredded cheese and place it in the middle of the flatten dough. Take the edges of the flat dough and fold up so you make a dough pouch with the cheese inside. Pinch the edges together and roll the dough into a ball. The idea is you want to have a ball with cheese inside. 😊 Repeat for all 12 biscuit dough balls.
Once all the balls have cheese inside, place them on a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. When ready, brush on some melted garlic butter. Let cool and enjoy as a side for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!