Cheddar Chive Scones

Cheddar Chive Scones

Cheddar Chive Scones

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes


15 people

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These warm and cheesy scones make an unexpected and welcome addition to any meal. Ideally suited for an Easter buffet.

Why Try? A perfect accompaniment to any meal, these scones are full of flavor. Try them with dinner and maybe even breakfast.

Watch our :90 Seconds in the Kitchen with Chef Cari for full video instructions!

This recipe can be a base for any flavor of savory scones. Replace the Cheddar and chives with your favorite flavor combination.


  • 1 cup aged Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 cups all purpose flour plus additional for rolling
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter, 1/4" cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream plus additional for brushing
  • 2 tablespoons chives, minced


  • 1 Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • 2 Add dry ingredients to food processor.
  • 3 Pulse cold butter into dry ingredients to form pea size crumbs.
  • 4 Pulse in egg and egg yolk. Approximately two pulses.
  • 5 Pulse in milk and heavy cream. Approximately three to four pulses.
  • 6 Pulse in Cheddar cheese and chives. Approximately two pulses.
  • 7 Flour a clean counter space and your hands. Empty dough from food processor onto floured surface. Knead dough a few times using the heel of your hands. Approximately 10 times.
  • 8 Using a floured rolling pin, roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. This should form a round disk that is 10-12 inches wide.
  • 9 Use a round cookie or biscuit cutter to cut scones. Place scones onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • 10 Brush the top of the scones with reserved cream.
  • 11 Bake for 20-25 minutes until light golden.



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