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Cheddar and Chives Scones

These savory Cheddar and Chives scones are have a flaky inside and a have a crumbly, melt in your mouth outside with the perfect flavor of chives and bits of sharp cheddar cheese.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar and chives scones, savory scones, scones
Servings: 8 Scones


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream cold
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese cut into very small cubes
  • 3 tbsp freshly chopped chives


  • Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and garlic powder together in a large bowl. Cut the cold butter into small cubes. Add it to the flour mixture and combine with a pastry cutter until the mixture comes together looking like big crumbs.
  • Whisk heavy cream and the egg in a small bowl. Drizzle over the flour mixture. Add small cubes of cheddar cheeses and freshly chopped chives and mix together until everything is moistened.
  • Drop dough onto floured surface and work dough into a ball. Dough will be sticky. If it’s too sticky, add a little more flour. If it seems too dry, add 1-2 more Tablespoons heavy cream.
  • Press into an 8-inch disc and, with a sharp knife cut into into 8 wedges. Place scones on a liked baking sheet about 2 inches apart and refrigerate at least 15 or 20 minutes or overnight.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and lightly browned. Larger scones take closer to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy warm.