Cheddar and Chive Scones

Photo by Frances Janisch
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  • Serves 8
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  • Nutritional Information

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 356 calories
    • Fat 25 g
    • Sat Fat 15 g
    • Cholesterol 76 mg
    • Sodium 581 mg
    • Protein 7 g
    • Carbohydrate 27 g
    • Sugar 2 g
    • Fiber 1 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 226 mg


  1. Check 2cups all-purpose flour
  2. Check 1tablespoon sugar
  3. Check 1tablespoon baking powder
  4. Check 1 1/4teaspoons kosher salt
  5. Check 1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into a 1/4-inch dice
  6. Check 2/3cup heavy cream, plus 1 tablespoon for brushing
  7. Check 1cup (about 4 ounces) grated Cheddar
  8. Check 1tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives


  1. Heat oven to 425° F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives held crisscross fashion, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 2/3 cup of the cream. Add the Cheddar and chives and use your hands to combine; the dough should be crumbly. Knead the dough a couple of times until it comes together.
  3. Gently pat it into a ball, then flatten slightly into a 1-inch-thick disk. Transfer to a baking sheet. Slice into quarters, then cut each quarter in half. Brush the top with the remaining cream. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden.