Sour Cream and Chive Biscuits

Tender, flaky sour cream biscuits speckled with chives. They use both butter and sour cream for fat and bake up tall and fluffy with lots of layers.

The sour cream and chive flavor is subtle and slightly reminiscent of sour cream and onion dip. I love that flavor. You can use scallions in place of chives or leave them out all together.

As I was making these I pondered why I don’t make biscuits more often. It gives you time to think without being too involved. The measuring, the mixing and the patting out of the dough. All stress relievers. Plus you get to use a rolling pin and a biscuit cutter. Fun.

They bake up fast enough that you can get almost immediate gratification from them. No waiting for pesky dough to rise like with bread.

I mean who wouldn’t want a fresh, hot biscuit straight from the oven with a pat of melting butter. . . in less than 30 minutes from start to finish? No one I know.

The clock starts now. Go. Bake.

Sour Cream and Chive Biscuits

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 10 - 11 biscuits

Sour Cream and Chive Biscuits

Tender, flaky sour cream biscuits speckled with chives.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 + 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 cup whole milk or heavy cream
1/2 cup full-fat sour cream
2 rounded tablespoons snipped chives or green onions
1 - 2 tablespoons melted butter, for brushing over tops


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry blender or two knives scissor fashion until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a small bowl stir together milk and sour cream until mixture is almost smooth then stir in the chives.
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the milk mixture. Using a wooden spoon stir just until the dough sticks together.
  6. Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, flour your hands and knead about 10 times or until dough holds together.
  7. Pat or roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter (I used a 2") or round cookie cutter and place on a parchment lined or non-stick baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.


Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

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  1. Kathleen Richardson says

    Homemade biscuits are so much better than those things in a tube, or any other. Love the idea of adding sour cream and chives, Reeni, and just happen to have both in my kitchen. Chicken and biscuits tonight for sure.

  2. Wendy says

    Some times when my son is home from college, he gets a craving for biscuits and I wake up in the morning to the smell of baking biscuits. Its heavenly. :) I think these sour cream and chive biscuits would be great for dinner with a bowl of soup or stew. Luckily, my son is coming home this week for Spring Break. This recipe will be coincidentally lying on the counter. :)

  3. zerrin says

    The picture with butter is so tempting Reeni! I want to have that biscuit right now! I love how they are layered and it’s great that they are baked in a very short time!

  4. Ann says

    a biscuit fresh out of the oven covered in butter is the ultimate in comfort food. These could possibly be tough competition for my all time favorite, cheddar bay biscuits

  5. Martha says

    I am lazy! I’m going to try these tonight using Bisquik for all the ingredients down to the milk and sour cream. Hope they look as good as yours.

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