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5 from 2 votes

Air Fryer Cheese Biscuits

These Cheese Biscuits are bursting with cheesy, savory deliciousness! They make a great side to a meal or snack and are made quickly in your air fryer!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time Per Batch10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizers, Side Dishes, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Recipes, Air Fryer Side Dishes, Cheesy Biscuits
Servings: 8
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre




  • In a food processor, combine the flour, salt, cayenne, smoked paprika, and black pepper and garlic powder, if using. Pulse to combine. 
  • Add the butter and cheese and process until the dough is smooth and has the texture of play clay. (Or, make the dough in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into 32 small cheese balls. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange 16 drops in the air fryer basket. 
  • Set the air fryer to 330°F for 10 minutes or until drops are just starting to brown. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Cool cheese drops completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.


  • Use cold butter to get the lightest texture for these biscuits. You are essentially making a quick pastry dough to put these together.
  • If you want to freeze these I would suggest that you bake them first and then freeze them. Alternatively, you can form them into the little biscuits and put them on a cookie sheet and freeze them that way. Once they're frozen, put them in a zip top bag and freeze. You can bake them from frozen, but you may have to add a minute or two to the total baking time. 
  • If you plan to make these in the oven, try 350F for 12 minutes as a starting point. 


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g