Chive Cream Biscuits

Alright folks, I am going to get real with you. This are delicious. They are flaky, they are oniony and they are sure to make an appearance on my Thanksgiving table. However, I cannot take credit for the deliciousness. You see, these little gems were the work of Chuck Williams and Kristine Kidd from the new book Cooking At Home.  I know, I know, I usually only share recipes that I create, but these were too good to pass up. Along with just about everything else in this must have cookbook. For this reason,  I am giving away a copy, to one of you, just in time for Thanksgiving.

I’m not gonna lie. I’m not much of a biscuit eater. At big family dinners I usually keep passing them on down the table.  However,  they are pretty much expected at a Thanksgiving table so I thought, before the big day,  I better find a recipe that I could use. And I have. These babies are delicious. Not only did I eat one as soon as I pulled them out of the oven. I also ate one while Ryan was taking a picture of them. And then I ate a couple more at dinner. Seriously, they were that good. If you win the cookbook, you must make them.

So what does it take to win this cookbook with an entire chapter on cooking basics, loads and loads of cooking tips throughout and not to mention 1000 down to earth, easy to understand, scrumptious recipes like these biscuits, Cider Glazed Turkey with Cider Gravy and Baked Sweet Potatoes with Creme Fresh? Simply leave a comment below telling me what you are most looking forward to eating this holiday season.  Me? I’m looking forward to eating my weight in mashed potatoes.

Reprinted with permission

Giveaway Rules:

One entry per person.

No entries after November 9, 2010 at 5pm PST .

Open to US residents only.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book to giveaway.

Chive Cream Biscuits Recipe

Makes approximately 12 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper, plus more for sprinkling
  • About 1 1/3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted



Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat the oven to 425 degrees.


In a large bowl, stir together the flour, chives, baking powder, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in enough of the cream to form a dough that comes together into a ball.


Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and knead gently, adding flour as needed to prevent sticking, until smooth, about 10 turns. Roll out the dough 1/2 inch thick. Using a round biscuit cutter 2 1/2 inches in diameter cut out as many biscuits as possible. Transfer the biscuits to an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them 1 inch apart. Gather together the scraps, roll out 1/2 inch thick and cut out as many additional biscuits as possible. Add to the baking sheet. Brush the biscuits with the melted butter and sprinkle with pepper.


Bake until light brown, about 15 minutes. Remove the biscuits from the oven and serve hot or let cool an the pan on a wire rack and serve warm.



  • These biscuits look fantastic! I’m looking forward to mashed potatoes (for both Thanksgiving and Christmas)…and introducing spinach kugel for Hanukkah!

  • Danielle

    Those look delicious. :) I’m particularly looking forward to a slice of my mom’s apple pie as Thanksgiving approaches!

  • Debbie

    I’m looking forward to baked lemon cod w/panko bread crumbs! We have a wacky Thanksgiving with some traditional items and some interesting odds and ends. For a long long time Thanksgiving was at my mom and dad’s, but the last several years I’ve been the hostess – mom and dad need a break! The beginning of November the calls start flying with suggestions for this and that.. this year it’s the traditionals along with the baked fish, proscuitto wrapped corn muffins with maple drizzle, and Bailey’s Irish Cream mousse with dark chocolate. Believe it or not, it’s always semi-sorta healthy!

  • Jess

    I most definitely am a biscuit girl and these look great! I can’t wait for the stuffing. I only used to eat Stove Top as a kid and insisted the from scratch stuff was gross. I was a weirdo. Now stuffing is my favorite part of the meal!

  • Susan Marie

    I am looking forward to ALL of it! Except the pecan pie – I just can’t eat pecans. The holidays are the one time of year we put so much effort into creating mouth-watering dishes, and I can’t wait to dig in! Des, I’ve enjoyed your blog for some time now, and your recipes are delicious. Those biscuits sound wonderful, and just the thing to eat with my homemade tomato soup – thank you!

  • I’ve been dying to make biscuits. I think the recipe I’ve. Been thinking of is from a WS catalog and includes bacon and cheddar.

  • Anita

    Turkey! ‘nough said.

  • A biscuit made with cream is a lovely, light bite. Mmmm. I RT and send your recipes up to facebook… I actually make them. Everyone loves your site.

  • Andrea

    I can’t wait for turkey with homemade cranberries (none of that canned junk!) and green bean casserole…

  • It wouldn’t be a Thanksgiving or Christmas without biscuits but last time I made them they were hockey pucks so I usually buy them from the store. Time to try these and make my own.
    Thanksgiving to me was all about my Grandmas creamed onions. No one makes them like she did.

  • Carolyn

    These look so yummy! This year, I am spending thanksgiving with my bf’s family, so I am most excited to see what different things they will be serving!

  • Jenny

    Oh, these look delicious and very simple to prepare!! I will make them if I win the cookbook or not! :) I, like you, am most looking forward to mashed potatoes and home made turkey gravy. YUM! I cannot wait. :)

  • Debby

    I’m with you on the mashed potatoes! Love them with loads of butter and gravy! This year, my mom, stepdad and brother are coming for Thanksgiving dinner and when we get together we all try to each bring something new to the meal and a new dessert….so I’m looking forward to trying 3 new side dishes and 3 different desserts.

  • Jeanne

    Thanks for the wonderful biscuit recipe! We found a recipe for plum-glazed turkey that we tried last year…it was fabulous!! That will definitely be back for a repeat performance this year! Happy Holidays!

  • I just made my Thanksgiving list today (I know, I’m a bit of an obsessive planner): pumpkin bread for Thanksgiving breakfast, brined turkey breast, real sweet potatoes (my husband is from Seattle and is obsessed with the yellow sweet potatoes, not yams), STUFFING (my favorite), green beans, pecan pie. Now please excuse me while I go wipe the drool off my face.

  • Marianne

    I got married in June and three days later my husband left for another state with his job. We have always cooked together and he just told me he will be back for a visit at Thanksgiving, so I’m looking forward to eating ANYTHING as long as he’s there to help me cook it! Can’t wait!

  • Deliliah Lynn

    I love a bit of everything Thanksgiving but mashed potatoes and the stuffing directly from the bird both smothered with gravy are my favorites :-)

  • Mary

    I am looking forward to spending time with my family and wearing 2 shoes. I’ve been fighting a fractured foot since April and finally had surgery to fix it. I’m hoping to be healed enough to not only enjoy Thanksgiving but also to be able to help prepare it.

  • Kristin

    It doesn’t matter the food; I’m looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with my family for the first time in 6 years.

  • Carrie Harville

    I am a bread HOUND!!! I bet these babies are delish! Can’t wait to try them…might have to do a test batch before Thanksgiving just for ME! Love your site!

  • I am really looking forward to seeing all of my extended family as we are having a reunion for Thanksgiving! So excited! Also, I LOVE your blog and just added you to the “blogs I like” section on my blog! Thanks for all of the great content and I hope you will check out my blog too!!!

  • Kathy

    I am actually doing a test run of your truffle mac n cheese this weekend. And I have a feeling that’s what i’ll be looking forward to eating this Thanksgiving! Love your site~

  • Tori

    I’m looking forward to my Mom’s home made candy yams for Thanksgiving and Red Velvet cake for Christmas!

  • Mary Jane

    I’m looking forward to my daughters and their families coming to Thanksgiving dinner! They each bring a dish of traditional Thanksgiving dishes, it’s really great to see their take on the things they grew up on!

  • Larissa

    I am looking forward to the entire meal. Each of my family members has a signature dish that we get to enjoy a few times a year, so on Thanksgiving it is a buffet of the “Kelly Favorites”…(sigh) I can’t wait. I am anticipating my Dad’s turkey and stuffing (amazing), aunt cindy’s green bean casserole (yummy), aunt debbie’s macaroni and cheese (best ever), aunt deedee’s rolls (not homemade, but that’s ok she knows where to find good ones), and my grandmas apple pie (definitely having two pieces).

  • Melissa Johnson

    I will definitely try these biscuits! There are several things I’m looking most forward to eating at Thanksgiving. Fresh cranberry sauce, homemade dressing, “lottie” ( a spicy apple salad named after an aunt), and hazelnut pie. Wow, I’m ready to start cooking! Thanks for sharing.

  • I am making these biscuits today!!!! I am looking forward to eating turkey this year, because I reserved one from a cruelty free farm of a friend of mine. This turkey has had free range of the farm and fed on grass, bugs, etc. I’m not sure whether to feel more or less guilty, but have a feeling that I will enjoy it either way. Thanks for the chance!

  • Elaine

    I can’t wait to make these biscuits. I’m looking forward to mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving too, but probably more than that, I can’t wait for the dessert!

  • Sara

    I’m looking forward to the stuffing! My 8 year old sitting next to me said she was dreaming about turkey. We both agree on pumpkin pie…

  • Yum…those biscuits look and sounds so delicious.. if I was coming to your house i would be looking forward to eating those! But since I will not, I’m looking forward to eating my mom’s apple pie!! :)

  • Susan

    I am looking forward to the stuffing and lots of gravy…my favorite part of a turkey dinner.

  • Elizabeth

    I love your website! My friend and I get together about once a week and choose a recipe. We refer to your blog as the “food porn site”. Awesome stuff!

    I am looking forward to eating pozole when I go home to LA. My family is not Mexican, but I have a few friends who invite me over since their mom’s make it around Christmas time. Yum…..hominy-pork stew eaten with lots of lemon and tostada shells. :)

  • Sounds good, although I am not a baker. Come make these for me!

  • Kimberlee

    I am looking forward to spending time with my family and hanging out with my mom in the kitchen while cooking our Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Celina

    I am looking forwad to a huge slice of chocolate mousse cake or molten chocolate with vanilla ice cream….

  • Holly

    These look great! Think I just found the biscuits for Thanksgiving. I’m most looking forward to spending the day with my family and all of us having Thanksgiving dinner together. My favorite Thanksgiving treat I’m looking forward to? Pumpkin Pie! My favorite Thanksgiving food!

  • Mom

    I’m looking forward to tasting everything on your Thanksgiving table.

  • Sara

    yummy, can’t wait to make these! I love stuffing and gravy – mixing different kinds of bread, rice, and spices to make a delicious, moist stuffing. Course I also love the bourbon pecan pie with whipped cream. Can you gain weight just thinking about it?

  • Oh, these look dreamy. :) I love biscuits! Your question is just too hard because I would have to choose at least 3 things to be fair to my faves – mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and biscuits!

  • Georgina

    my goodness those look so delicious that my mouth is watering right now!!
    On to your questions..I’m lookin forward to enjoying the cranberry/orange relish paired with the turkey…yummmm!

  • Helen

    This looks absolutely delicious and sounds easy…usually you can play hockey with mine! Homemade stuffing from an old family recipe along with mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie is always a MUST for our Thanksgiving. Just thinking about it makes my mouth drool!!!

  • RichnLinda McBride

    I look so forward to the smells and the tastes of TG and all the memories that come with them. I am looking very forward to making these biscuits this year. Thanks for some wonderful recipes…..Linda

  • Cheryl Keil

    Thank you for the wonderful biscut recipie. I am looking forward to eating
    plain old pumpkin pie. There is nothing like plain old pumpkin pie with
    whipped cream!

  • katklaw777

    We think alike…mashed potatoes are my thing too.
    Close second tho would be my Moms sweet potatoes with pineaple, pecans and those cute little marshmallows browned on the top, YUM!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Valerie

    I’m *so* looking forward to Sweet Potato Casserole!! Num!

  • Johanna

    They look scrumptious!!! I can’t wait to try them out. This year we’re spending TG with a friend of ours who makes a delish fried turkey!!! Yum, yum, yum .. but, that’s all he makes. So I’ll be in charge of the rest! Thanks for sharing!

  • Anne-Marie

    I can’t wait to have one of my grand-mother’s donuts!

  • Naomi

    I’m looking forward to eating peppermint fudge!

  • I am waiting with baited breath for the very first opportunity to make Eggnog French Toast. I’ve made it every holiday season since you first posted it Des, in 2008. SO INCREDIBLY GOOD.

  • Lana

    I hate to say it, but I’m most looking forward to plain ol’ turkey with gravy. I know it’s completely boring, but Thanksgiving is the only time all year that I can have a substantial slice of turkey with crispy skin attached and drowned in a beautiful brown sauce and I just love it!

  • “Netty Crocker”

    I’m thankful to be going to North Carolina to have Thanksgiving with my sister this year, where she’ll have a CASE of Carolina’s BEST Sweet Potates awaiting to be twice baked and stuffed with toasted coconut marshmallows and sprinkled with a pecan praline topping. DI-VINE and a MUST-HAVE at both our Thanksgiving AND Christmas dinners year-after-year. Yum! ;)

  • Alexandra

    Wow so many entries! This MUST be the BEST cook book ever judging by the number of people who have commented! I myself love bread products of any variety so I will definitely have to try this recipe soon! For Thanksgiving though I am most looking forward to my family’s squash caserole. I know right? It sounds odd that out of all the options available that squash caserole would be my favorite but it is. It’s basic and delicious with mashed yellow squash, plenty of butter, onion, pepper and breadcrumbs on top. Nothing beats it. Ever. Now I’m hungry. :)

  • Dee

    Stuffing is my absolute favorite Thanksgiving day food! I would love to give these biscuits a try.

  • Jess Ginger

    I usually look forward to my roasted brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes but this year I excited about the turkey! I have always been scard of cooking meat in general. Last year I stayed in PDX to help my wife’s sick grandmother and ended up doing the entire dinner myself and it was a hit! It was just the confidence boost I needed to try harder this year. I have been researching and compiling info on how to brine and cook the perfect turkey. This year I finally got my honey to take time out (two jobs) to relax and cook with me. I’m over the moon. This turkey will be epic! *fingers crossed*

  • Angie

    My delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake. Got to try these little gems though.

  • There are any number of foods I look forward to on Thanksgiving, but the common denominator is always gravy. Potatoes with gravy. Turkey with gravy. Stuffing with gravy. God, I need a bypass just thinking about it.

  • Q.

    I typically obstain from empty carbohydrates (sweets, bread, etc.) throughout the week, so I am VERY much looking forward to CARBING UP! Bring on the biscuits and pie.

  • Christy

    These biscuits look amazing! I’m mostly just looking forward to seeing my family this thanksgiving, but of all the wonderful food I’m expecting, the most comforting and delicious is probably my mom’s sweet potato muggin.

  • Susan K

    Homemade yeast rolls and pecan pie!!

  • karen

    Most looking forward to the sweet potatoes with bourbon that I only make for Thanksgiving. So they are so good!

  • Sarah

    For me, holiday dinners are all about eating my favorite vegetables all tarted up with butter, cream, sugar, booze, etc.! It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey and stuffing, but my true loves are the green bean casserole, glazed carrots and candied sweet potatoes!

  • Neeta

    Wow, those biscuits look yummy! I have to try them out! For Thanksgiving, I’m looking forward to spending the afternoon with family and friends. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it is not about presents and lacks the commercialization of Christmas. It is just about getting together, giving thanks for the important things in life (health, family and loved ones) and enjoying a good meal. Best holiday of the year!

  • Stephanie

    I actually AM a biscuit girl. I eat everything white (except gravy) on my Thanksgiving plate. Turkey (white meat), biscuits, mashed potatoes (brown gravy).

    Then, the dessert plate gets colorful, with everything brown. Pecan pie and apple pie. :)

  • Jennifer

    I’m looking forward to eating the sweet potatoes that my mom makes the most!! :)

  • Emily

    I am most looking forward to Lebanese Rice Dressing! It is a MUST HAVE for me and my family at Thanksgiving. My parents are out of the state this year, and so this will be my first Thanksgiving with my own family! I’m excited to try to make all the wonderful dishes that my mother makes every year. I had been going to buy Costco rolls/biscuits, but I think these might be worth the effort.


  • Jodi Calhoun

    My fave part of the holiday table…leftovers!!

  • Laura

    Turkey and anything with cranberries!

  • jess

    mmm! i love biscuits and yours look delicious. i can’t wait to eat stuffing that is loaded with chestnuts and sausage. :)

  • V

    Wow these look amazing.

    My favorite part is the mashed potatoes. Hands down.

  • Marissa

    This holiday season I am definitely looking forward to my grandpa’s peanut butter fudge! He makes it every single year without fail, and has had so much practice, that he’s the best fudge maker I know. He also excels at peanut brittle and pecan pie, but the peanut butter fudge is what holds a special place in my heart!

  • Nicole Pelletier

    I love every meal during the holidays, but what i look forward to most is the day after turkey dinner. Leftover turkey sandwiches with stuffing and cranberry sauce! Definitely my guilty pleasure :)

  • chefpandita

    Those biscuits look amazing! Im looking forward to pumpkin and pecan pie, turkey, gravy… I love thanksgiving food :)

  • Amelia

    I am looking forward to the pie that my mother taught me to make. It will be my first Thanksgiving where I can’t go home but that buttery crust takes me right back

  • I can’t wait to eat my mother-in-law’s Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows on top! Seriously, it’s the BEST dish I’ve ever had and I look forward to it every year!

  • CleverCookGirl

    I can’t wait until Thanksgiving to try these biscuits! One of my many favorites is sweet potato pie. I grew up eating pumpkin pie but once I had a taste of sweet potato…it became a new favorite.

  • Shelley

    I am definitely going to try these biscuits. Mmmm… One thing I definitely look forward to on Thanksgiving is my grandma’s pecan pie. She’s almost 95 and she still rocks it! No one has been able to duplicate it. Must be all the love she adds as an extra ingredient. :)

  • Alana McNiel

    I am looking forward to turkey, stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce!!

  • Theresa Queen

    Stuffing/dressing whatever you want to call it, just add sausage, cranberries and nuts, and pass the bowl! I look forward to it all year!

  • Val

    This is my favorite time of year – mostly because the weather has cooled down enough to really cook again! I look forward to potatoes & gravy, homemade biscuits, baked ham, pies, leftovers, turkey sandwiches, grilled ham & cheese sandwiches with tomato soup..

  • Wayne

    I am most looking forward to brined and raosted turkey with pork sausage stuffing. An every year tradition.

  • Nancy

    Let’s see….Lots of stuffing and gravy! Of course, those biscuits look delicious and I’m sure they’ll find a place on my plate!

  • Michele in Michigan

    Mashed potatoes & dressing, all smothered in gravy! These biscuits look YUMMY!

  • Carmel

    I am looking forward to stuffing … and apple pie…. and turkey…. in that order. Favorite is the stuffing. but we can’t forget the cranberry sauce… okay time to stop. Love the holidays!

  • George A.

    I am looking forward towrds 2 things – My wife’s pumpkin pie and her English Ginger Cake.
    The recipe and pie taught to her by my Mom and the Ginger Cake taught to her by her Mom.

  • Bailie Marie

    I am on a huge biscuit kick right now, so perfect for fall weather and soup!

  • kATHY

    Turkey — Turkey —- and MORE Turkey.

  • Great give away! I hope I win!!!! I think I’m most looking forward to the stuffing!

  • Turkey sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving, with a side order of dressing.

  • My fiance and I just got engaged and I am mostly looking forward to celebrating the holiday’s along with our engagement with both of our families.

  • Wayne

    I can not wait for my brined and roasted turkey with pork sausage stuffing.

  • I’ve never been a big biscuit fan myself, but those look amazing.

    This year, I’m looking forward to the turkey because we decided to get a local, organic turkey this year and we’re going to brine it. I’ve never done a fresh (let alone organic) turkey before, so I’m excited to see how it turns out. Also, I’ve been craving turkey for like two months.

  • Melissa K

    I usually make the same thyme and cracked black pepper biscuits for Thanksgiving, but I definitely think this will grace the table instead this year. They look awesome!

  • Jennifer

    I am looking forward to the awesome combo of – stuffing,turkey and cranberry sauce – all in one bite. Though I’m going to try a bourbon cranberry compote this year to switch things up.

  • Crissy Brase

    A new twist on sweet potatoes. Bake a couple, add butter, sour cream and salt and pepper into a mash… OH MAN are they good… along with turkey and some good wine!
    -Crissy B. Annapolis, MD

  • Pennie

    Wow, those look great! Going to have to try them soon

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