Cheddar Cheese Scones

Cheddar Cheese Scones

Cheddar Cheese Scones

Once it is winter, I like to make a soup or a chili every week. These cheddar cheese scones are the perfect accompaniment. Made with buttermilk, cheddar cheese and a hint of heat from cayenne pepper, they are delicious served with or without a spread of butter. I like to make large scones when I am serving them as a side with a soup, but for a light bite, cut the dough into 12 small triangles.
YIELD : 8 large scones
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course side dish
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 8 scones
Calories 341 kcal


  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • optional: ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces butter cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • optional: 2 tablespoons of milk or cream for brushing the tops of the scones


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cayenne pepper, mustard powder and salt.
  • Add the butter. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in the cheese.
  • Whisk the egg and the buttermilk together and add it to the mixture. Stir to combine, the dough will be a bit sticky. With lightly floured hands, press the dough together.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and knead it to get it to stick together (about 10 times). Shape into a large disk, 1" thick. (If you are going to make 12 small scones, shape into a rectangle 1" thick.
  • Cut into 8 large triangles or 12 small triangles.
  • Place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in the center of the oven, at 400°F for 20-25 minutes for large scones and 14-19 minutes for small scones until the scones are golden brown on the top.


Serving: 1-large sconeCalories: 341kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 9gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 576mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 579IUCalcium: 223mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cheddar cheese, scones
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