Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp
and brown. Transfer to paper towels and drain
and set aside.
the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
Using a food processor
cutter, or fingertips incorporate the chilled butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the Cheddar cheese
, fresh chives, and cooked bacon. Mix to distribute the ingredients evenly.
Add the buttermilk
and stir just until moistened. Using 1/2 cup dough
for each biscuit and using a cup measure or an ice cream scoop
, drop the biscuits
onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the mounds about 2-inches apart.
Bake until the biscuits are golden brown on top, about 15 to 20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Serve the biscuits warm with melted butter.