Jim ‘n Nick’s Cheesy Biscuits copycat

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Jim 'N Nicks Cheese Biscuits copycat

These sweet and cheesy mini biscuits are hard to stop popping in your mouth! They taste almost just like Jim N Nicks Cheesy Biscuits and they are so easy to make!

Jim 'n Nick's Cheesy Biscuits copycat

We have a Jim N Nicks BBQ Restaurant near our house and I love to go there for a meal as often as possible. I love basically everything I’ve tried- the mammoth onion rings, the pulled pork and mac and cheese. But I especially love the complimentary mini muffins they bring to the table. We always get seconds, sometimes thirds.

Jim 'N Nicks Cheese Biscuits copycat


I have a hard time not filling up on them before my meal comes. They are really cheesy and sweet, almost like a dessert.

Jim 'N Nicks Cheese Biscuits copycat


This is a really simple recipe and they come really close to the real thing. You will need a mini muffin pan.

You could make them larger, but I love them bite-sized.

Jim 'N Nicks Cheese Biscuits copycat

They’re made from super simple ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and soda, buttermilk, butter and cheese. Plus a little vanilla extract.

It’s the vanilla extract that gives them that somethin somethin.

Jim 'N Nicks Cheese Biscuits copycat


Cheesy Biscuits go well with any meal but they also make a fantastic snack all on their own. Watch them disappear in a flash!

Jim 'N Nicks Cheese Biscuits copycat

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Jim 'N Nicks Cheese Biscuits copycat

Jim 'n Nick's Cheesy Biscuits copycat

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 238kcal
These sweet little cheese muffins taste just like Jim 'n Nicks. So good, they almost taste like dessert!
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  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Whisk buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract together until smooth. Add to flour mixture along with melted butter. Stir just until combined. Fold in cheese.
  • Fill muffin tins with batter. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until firm on top.
  • Let cool 10 minutes and remove from muffin tins.
  • Serve warm.


Makes about 30 mini muffins.


Calories: 238kcal

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35 thoughts on “Jim ‘n Nick’s Cheesy Biscuits copycat

  1. Good recipe. However do not melt the butter. Cut butter sticks in to little cubes and then cut the butter into the dry mix by hand. That’s the way the directions say on the back of the Jim and Nick’s cheese biscuit pouch you can buy in the store or online. JNN sells the dry mix and all you add is butter and buttermilk. The whipped Honey Butter they serve with the cheese biscuit’s is yummy too.

  2. These taste EXACTLY like the ones at the restaurant, if not better. Highly recommend thus recipe to anyone.

  3. Y’all these are ahhh-mazing – and a super easy recipe to multiply . I make these all the time and in such large batches I had to invest in the 48 cup mini muffin pan.
    Don’t let that dab of vanilla scare you off… it’s that “little something extra” that makes these muffins work!!

    ****ALSO… I have made them Gluten Free as well***

  4. My son loved these but I thought they were denser than JNN – any suggestions on what I might have done wrong?

    1. Laura. Try sifting your flour, then measuring it before adding it back to the sifter with the remainder of the dry ingredients. Don’t over beat. Just until lightly mixed. This should help make it lighter. Hope this helps.

    1. These biscuits are great! I’ve made them several times, and I always double this recipe. I also make them in regular sized muffins instead, because we’re greedy (and I only have 1 mini muffin pan, but I have more regular sized tins). I never have buttermilk on hand though, so I make my own with 1 cup of milk plus 1 tablespoon of vinegar (let it stand for at least 10 minutes at room temperature).

  5. I lived in Birmingham 7 years ago and I was spoiled by Jim N Nicks! You could stop at the drive through and grab a bag on the way home. Well now, living in Houston Texas, I do not have that luxury. I have been craving Jim N Nicks cheese biscuits for years now. These hit the spot and they were so easy! Absolutely an amazing copy cat! Thank you!

  6. I just wanted to say “Thank You, so very much!”
    This is the very closest recipe, that I have made, that tastes as close to Jim & Nick’s; as someone could possibly make. I’m from the South, and Jim & Nick’s signature sweet and delicious biscuits, are just one of those golden yummies, that could make anyone miss where they come from. The closest one to our family now, is several hours away though. I thought that my family and I were just going to have to remember fond memories, of one of our favorite places to have dinner with extended family and friends…but this recipe!!! You made the whole family happy tonight hun!!! Everyone, I followed this recipe exactly… I DID try it again, with a bigger muffin tin (regular muffin size) but both the family and I agree, that the flavor was better in the smaller size. DONT CHANGE A THING YALL!!!!
    We may have had to move around and away from our family, for our own military family, but this recipe, just brought ALL of us, a little closer to home!
    We are so grateful for the hard work that you put into, coming up with a copycat of one of our favvvvvvvorite foodies!

  7. Love this recipe! I have made it twice now and put the batter in my waffle make for chicken and waffles. A perfect recipe! Thank you!

      1. Sure, just use a loaf pan or even a Caleb pan. You’ll just have a different shaped product. Sliced or cut into wedges. You’ll probably have yovafjust cooking time

  8. Went to Jim’n Nicks last night. Love these biscuits. So happy to find this recipe. Will make them for Thanksgiving dinner

  9. I made them for our office party and everyone loved them. Said they tasted even better than Jim ‘n Nick’s!

  10. Made them last night for the Buckeye game to go along with smoked pork shoulder. They were thoroughly enjoyed by all.
    They were just how I remember them from Jim N Nicks, delicious. Thanks!

  11. It would be hard to leave any room for the meal because I’d be chowing down on these biscuits if they came first at the table. Looks amazing. Hope you had a great long weekend and summer!

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