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Savory Scones with Scallion and Cheese on Small White Plate on Wooden Table

Savory Scones with Scallion and Cheese

Savory Scones with Scallion and Cheese are perfect for breakfast, snack time, or paired with something hearty like soup or stew for dinner.
Course Bread
Cuisine British
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 9 scones
Calories 223kcal


  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 4 tablespoons milk plus more for brushing on top
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter chilled and diced
  • 3 scallions green and white parts, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup sliced)


  • Preheat oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  • Puree the cottage cheese and milk together until smooth in a blender or food processor; set aside.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.
  • Cut in the butter with a fork or using two butter knives until it looks like coarse meal. Add the scallion and stir in the cottage cheese/milk puree. (The dough should come together, but not be too wet; if the dough is still too crumbly, you can add milk a little at a time until it comes together.)
  • Shape the dough into a ball, then flatten it into a disk; wrap it in plastic wrap and chill 10 minutes in the freezer.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll or press the dough out to a circle about 7 to 8 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick. Use a floured 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter to stamp out the scones, then gather up the dough scraps and repeat as necessary (you should get about 8 to 10 scones).
  • Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet, lightly brush the tops with a little milk, and bake until puffed and light golden brown on top and bottom, about 14 to 16 minutes.


  • Scone dough can be made the night before and kept in the fridge overnight, so the only thing you have to do in the morning is bake them.
  • Serving Suggestion: My favorite way to eat these scones is with butter while they’re warm along with a coffee on the side.


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg