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Cream Scones

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream scones, scones
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 267 kcal

Cream Scones. A simple recipe for cream scones that can be modified with sweet or savory ingredients, or enjoyed in their pure form.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream plus more for brushing
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until largest pieces are the size of small peas.

  3. Using a fork, whisk together the cream and eggs in a large glass measuring cup. Make a well in the center of flour mixture, and pour in cream mixture. Stir lightly with fork just until the dough comes together (do not overmix), and gather into a rough, shaggy ball.
  4. Set the rough ball in the center of the prepared baking sheet and pat it gently into a round about 1 inch thick and 7 inches in diameter.
  5. With a sharp knife or a pastry scraper, cut the round into eight wedges; separate the wedges. Brush the scones with additional heavy cream and sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake until the scones are deep golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of a wedge comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Let the scones cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Cream Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 124
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.8g21%
Saturated Fat 8.2g51%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 305mg13%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.