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We tried 10 brands of the frozen appetizer to find the best, trying sticks from Target, Costco, Walmart, Trader Joe's, Kroger, TGI Friday's, and more.After all, nothing beats biting into a crisp breadcrumb coating encasing an amorphous glob of gooey cheese that stretches into long strings as any crumbs not stuck on your fingers scatter across the table with abandon.
To balance out the menu, every tea party needs a few savory options, like these biscuits with cheese spread. They're the perfect size for snacking, too, which means you might want to make more than one batch. They disappear surprisingly fast! —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup finely chopped bread and butter pickle slices
- CHEESE SPREAD:
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped bread and butter pickle slices
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk and pickles; stir just until moistened.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Pat or roll dough to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 8-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine cheese spread ingredients. Serve with biscuits.
Nutrition Facts 1 biscuit with 1 tablespoon spread: 200 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 292mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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