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Savory Cheddar Scones Recipe on Wooden Cutting Board

Cheddar Scones Recipe with Fresh Dill

Flaky outside and soft inside, this Cheddar Scones Recipe with Fresh Dill is easy to make and pairs perfectly with any meal.
Course Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 223kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for rolling out the scones
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter chilled and diced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh dill
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream plus a little more if needed
  • 2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tablespoons milk for brushing on top


  • Preheat oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  • Whisk together the flours, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork or using two butter knives until it looks like coarse meal. Sprinkle in the dill; stir in the egg and 1/2 cup heavy cream, adding more cream 1 tablespoon at a time as needed until the dough comes together but isn’t too wet (you shouldn’t need more than 2 additional tablespoons of cream). Use your hands to mix in the cheddar, being careful not to over-process.
  • 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 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.


  • To omit the whole wheat flour, use 1 cup of all-purpose flour instead.


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg