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Cheddar chove scones on green plates.

Cheddar Chive Scones

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Cheddar chive scones are an easy, delicious, and savory addition to any breakfast or brunch. Packed with flavor, flaky and tender, and something everyone will love!


  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 8 Tablespoon Butter - cold and cubed
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cheddar Cheese - grated
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Fresh Chives
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk + 1-2 tablespoons more if needed
  • 1 Egg + 1 Tablespoon Water - for egg wash


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Mix.
  3. Add cubes of cold butter and cut into the flour with a pastry cutter until it's mixed in small peas size pieces. It should be crumbly.
  4. Add in the chives, cheddar, and buttermilk. Mix well. If the mixture is dry, add more buttermilk 1-2 tablespoons at a time until the dough can be formed into a ball. 
  5. Transfer to a lightly floured countertop and gently roll out to a 6x12" rectangle. Cut into 6 rectangles that are roughly 3x4" in size, then slice down the middle making 2 triangles. You will have 12 triangles in total.
  6. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the tops with the egg wash (the egg and water mixed well together). Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove, cool for 10 minutes, then enjoy!


  • Grate your own cheese from a block for the best flavor.
  • Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for 4-5 days. Warm in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.

To Make Ahead and Freeze

  1. Make scones all the way up to baking but skip the egg wash. place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Store in a freezer-safe container once frozen solid for up to 6 months. 
  2. To bake: remove from freezer frozen, brush with egg wash, and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 scone
  • Calories: 269
  • Sugar: 1.2 g
  • Sodium: 331.7 mg
  • Fat: 14.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 54.4 mg
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