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Jim ‘n Nick’s Cheesy Biscuits copycat

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

These sweet little cheese muffins taste just like Jim 'n Nicks. So good, they almost taste like dessert!
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes
SERVINGS: 10 servings


  • 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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56 thoughts on “Jim ‘n Nick’s Cheesy Biscuits copycat”

  1. Michelle Carter

    Just made these. Very good and easy. Will definitely make them again. I did make regular size muffins. Time is 16 minutes at 400 in case anyone else wants regular size muffins.

  2. Josie Fedele

    It was amazing! I added some cornmeal to add a little more flavor and texture and it turned out great! Personally was a little sweeter than I remember so I added some Cajun spices and it paired nicely!

  3. Excellent, every time I make these for parties I get tons of compliments, and they are very addicting. Great copycat recipe

  4. For my gluten-intolerant friends, I replaced the flour with Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 flour and they came out great! My husband and I used to live around the corner from a Jim n Nicks and we’d binge on these from time to time so we’re very familiar with the taste and texture. These are spot on, even with my flour substitution.

  5. I love this biscuits so much! Thank you for the wonderful recipe 😍. I have been looking for this recipe after we went to Jim n nick bbq

  6. A huge hit for the whole family! The kids wouldn’t stop eating them. My husband decided to eat his with maple syrup and some crumbled bacon, and raved and raved. We’ll be adding this recipe to the family favourites!

  7. Fantastic! I made them exactly as written and they are so good! So good, in fact, that I am going to make a triple batch to take to a pot luck Christmas Eve dinner!

  8. These are the BEST muffins EVER !! Just like the ones at Jim and Nicks has at their restaurant. My family loves them.

    1. This recipe is excellent!!! I made it in the 12 cup tin and 12 was not enough. I had to make more the very next day. We devoured these like it was the oxygen we needed to breathe. I kept the temp the same, but baked it about 12-14 minutes. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. God bless you.

  9. 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.

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

  11. Loretta Spradlin

    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***

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

    1. Patricia Richetto

      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.

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