Parmesan and Chive Biscuits

These crispy, savory nuggets make a nice accompaniment to a fresh green salad, or make mini versions and serve them as an hors d’oeuvre at your next cocktail party.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup semolina flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped chives
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup olive oil


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment. In a large bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, semolina flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal, then add Parmesan and chives.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour in buttermilk and olive oil. Using a fork, blend until the dough just comes together.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll to 1" thick. Cut out circles of dough using a floured round cutter. Place biscuits 2" apart on prepared pan and set aside to rest 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Bake 15–20 minutes, until golden brown. Turn pan halfway through baking to promote even browning.