Butter Biscuits with Caramelized Onions

8 servings
25 min prep time
35 min total time

Take your biscuit game to the next level by adding in caramelized onions and cheddar cheese. These savory biscuits are a delicious side for soups, salads, or with eggs.


2 cups all-purpose flower

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cups Vermont Creamery Sea Salt Cultured Butter - 82% Butterfat cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup caramelized onions (see Tip)

1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped

2 tablespoons Vermont Creamery Sea Salt Cultured Butter - 82% Butterfat melted


  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 450°

  • STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in caramelized onions, cheese, and chives. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened

  • STEP 3

    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 10 times or until smooth. Roll out dough to 9x6-inch rectangle, about 3/4-inch thick. Cut in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into 4 even pieces, forming 8 rectangular biscuits. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheet.

  • STEP 4

    Brush biscuits with melted butter. Bake 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned. (Check biscuits often to assure they do not overbake.)

  • STEP 5

    Caramelized Onions: Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 cup coarsely chopped onions, pinch of salt, and pinch of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10-15 minutes or until onions are golden brown. (Reduce heat, if necessary, to keep from burning.) Remove from heat; cool completely.