Scones may seem intimidating to make, but are actually really simple. After making these several times, I’ve never had a batch I wasn’t satisfied with. No electric mixer is required, and these scones only take 15 minutes to bake.

Traditional Scones

These scones are simple, quick, and turn out perfect everytime.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, breakfast scone, oven, scone, scones
Servings: 8


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 stick butter cold
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. For this recipe I use the lower middle rack. I've forgotten to lower it when making before and they still turned out fine.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Use a cheese grater to grate cold butter into dry ingredients. Mix with fork. Will by slightly clumpy.
  • Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, and vanilla. Add egg and whisk together.
  • Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients. Use hands to combine ingredients, until no longer sticky.
  • Roll mixture into a ball. flatten into 8 inch circle about 3/4 of an inch thick.
  • Spray cooking oil onto a large knife. Use knife to cut dough into 8 pieces. move cut dough onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Cook scones for 15 minutes, or just until just before the dough starts to look golden brown on the top.

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