Easy Herb & Cheese Scone Recipe Will Make You Rethink Scones by 30Seconds Food

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Easy Herb & Cheese Scone Recipe Will Make You Rethink Scones

Nothing sweet about this scone recipe but it's dang delicious. This easy cheese and herb scone recipe is the savory scone you've been looking for.

Mix up the fresh herbs to fit your tastes. Experiment until you find the perfect combination. Serve this easy scone recipe for lunch, as a snack or as a side dish with dinner.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere, mozzarella, Swiss cheese, cheddar, Monterey Jack or feta 
  • 1/4 cup herbs, finely chopped (chives, oregano, thyme, dill, rosemary, parsley, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons cream or milk

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk and egg. 
  3. Add the cold butter pieces to the dry ingredients. Use your fingers or a pastry cutter to make coarse crumbs.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Add the cheese and herbs. Stir to combine. 
  5. Knead the dough a few times to bring it together.
  6. Put the dough onto a floured work surface. Pat the dough with your hands or use a rolling pin to make the dough into a circle. Cut the circle into wedges. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put the scones into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to chill (this step is optional, but do it if you have time). 
  7. Brush the tops of the scones with the cream or milk. 
  8. Bake in a preheated 425-degree F oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. 

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Donna John
Uh, yum! Going to use Gruyere when I make them or a Gruyere and Swiss blend.
Julie Rose
These look so good. 🥰
Elisa Schmitz
Wow, these look amazing. Can't wait to try this recipe! #yum
k m
Just made this recipe . My oven is so good I lowered the temperature to 400 and brushing milk on them, they came out too dark... not burnt ,just darker than i prefer. Still taste good . Next time no milk brush and using a different cheese
Donna John
Yes, I have the same issue with my oven. I always have to lower the temperature. Good to know about the milk, and curious what cheese you'll use next. k m
Christina Koh
How to get rid of the annoying ad that blocks the recipe ingredients when you try to print?
Donna John
Are you using the print button at the top of the page? Here's the way it looks when I click it, no ads. Sorry you're having problems!
Christina Koh
Yes I used the button at the top. It's fixed now! The ads are gone, thank you.
Elisa Schmitz
We're glad the issue resolved for you, Christina Koh . Thank you for letting us know, and for being part of our community! Donna John
I made these cheese and herb scones for morning tea. They are absolutely delicious , thank you for your recipe and I'm going to bookmark this one as my regular go to treat on a Saturday morning.
Elisa Schmitz
Wonderful! We're so glad you enjoyed this delicious recipe. Thank you for sharing, Django !

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