*Because of the extra salt you get from the cheese, I used unsalted butter here and kosher salt. If you don't have kosher salt, you could use table salt and only use 1/2 teaspoon. If you don't mind the extra saltiness, you can keep the recipe as is.
*Biscuits can be stored overnight at room temperature, wrapped lightly in foil. Even though they are best the first day, they reheat nicely in a toaster oven.
*If you like your biscuits crusty on all sides, place them far enough apart on the baking sheet so that they don't touch another biscuit when they bake. They may also bake in less time, so keep an eye on them.
*If you cut smaller biscuits, you may need to reduce baking time, especially if you don't place them close together. Always go by how they look visually. I would check at 10 minutes.
*If you prefer cutting your biscuits into shapes, roll or pat the dough and cut with a floured cutter. Push straight down with the cutter and do not twist to release it as you may seal the edges of the dough, making it more difficult for them to rise. Re-roll the scraps and cut again. (This is not my preferred method)
Recipe slightly adapted from Alton Brown's Southern Biscuits
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