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Cream Cheese Biscuits on a blue plate.

Soft & Fluffy Cream Cheese Biscuits

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  • Author: Cindy @mycountrytable
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 biscuits 1x
  • Category: Bread/Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These soft & fluffy cream cheese biscuits are super easy and they’re great with sweet jam or covered in gravy. They are the perfect biscuit for everything.


  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces cold cream cheese, cut into 1/2” cubes, and placed in a freezer for 30 minutes.
  • 4 ounces cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2” cubes, and placed in a freezer for 30 minutes.
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Position oven rack in the middle position. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the cake flour, all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter and cream cheese until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the buttermilk and mix just until the mixture comes together and transfer to a floured working surface. Mixture will be slightly dry.
  3. Knead dough for about one minute until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll dough into a 6″ x 8″ rectangle, about 3/4″ in thickness. 
  4. Option #1: Use a bench scraper and cut the dough into 12 equal 2″ squares. With this option, you shouldn’t have any leftover dough to rework. Option #2: Using a 2-inch square biscuit/cookie cutter, cut the dough into 12 biscuits. If you have any scraps, lightly reroll them and cut additional biscuits, working the dough as little as possible. 
  5. Place on prepared pan and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until biscuits are light brown. Brush with butter and serve hot.


  • The dry ingredients, butter, and cream cheese can be pulsed in a food processor first, before adding them to a bowl with the buttermilk.