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Savory Cheddar and Chive Scones Recipe

These Savory Cheddar and Chive Scones are supremely fluffy and tender; not dry at all. They’re teeming with the delicious flavors of sharp cheddar cheese and chives. Perfect addition to your next brunch menu.

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It’s hard to believe that Easter’s right around the corner. It’s weird how the exact date of Easter changes so much each year, kind of like the kids’ spring breaks every year. We haven’t finalized our celebration plans, but the not-so-little Littles still asked for an egg hunt.

We’ve definitely done egg hunts in deep snow in years past, but hopefully this won’t be one of those times. Snow or shine, the boys might just never outgrow their affinity for jelly beans. Even if it means I continue planting plastic eggs in tall grasses for boys taller than me, I’ll happily oblige.

But I’ll also balance out the holiday gummy bears with our favorite tried-and-trusty true Honey Baked Ham and Garlic Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes.

And these really fluffy, tender, not-at-all-dry Savory Cheddar and Chives Scones…

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How to make Perfect Savory Cheddar and Chive Scones

These may appear and sound like they’re hard to pull off, but scones are one of the easiest pastries to make. Once I got over my silly fear of making scones and I started making White Chocolate Raspberry Scones and Favorite Pumpkin Scones with Spice Glaze on the regular, I realized scones are just as easy as rolled cookies.

And once you’ve had sweet scones, it’s high time to enjoy savory cheese scones. The basic steps:

  • Whisk together the dry ingredients, like you would with most baking
  • Work in the cold butter with your fingers and get release all your stress into the dough
  • Toss in the super sharp cheddar cheese and chives
  • Mix together the wet ingredients; then add them to the dry ones
  • Roll out the dough into shapes that suit your current mood

What’s the Difference Between a Biscuit and a Scone?

Both biscuits and scones contain similar ingredients such as flour, baking soda, and butter. If interested in some of the best fluffy biscuits, we’ve got you covered with Best Southern Buttermilk Biscuits.

Scones are generally a bit heartier and heavier, and they’re generally rolled out and cut into shapes. Scones generally also include more sugar, as in sweet scones like White Chocolate Berry Almond Scones and are served with jam or just by themselves for breakfast or afternoon snack.

Since these Cheddar and Chives Scones are savory, they’re more similar to biscuits, but are a bit denser in texture. We love these fluffy, tender, cheesy scones for brunch. They’re awesome next to a Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole and some fruit.

Just be ready for recipe requests when you make these savory scones. And definitely hide a couple for yourself to eat, please 😇

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Savory Cheddar and Chive Scones

These Savory Cheddar and Chive Scones are supremely fluffy and tender; not dry at all. They’re teeming with the delicious flavors of sharp cheddar cheese and chives. Perfect addition to your next brunch menu.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins

Yield: 10-20, depending on cut size 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • 5 TB very cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup freshly-grated extra sharp white cheddar cheese, lightly packed
  • 2 TB freshly chopped chives
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 rounded TB Dijon mustard
  • For egg wash: 1 egg, beaten, in small bowl

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F with rack on lower middle position. Line a large baking sheet with parchment or silicone liner and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, which together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Using clean fingers, work in cold pieces of butter into the dough to make a crumbly mixture. Work in the shredded cheese and chives lightly, just to incorporate.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, and mustard until incorporated. Stir wet mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring just until dough is fully combined and a bit sticky; don’t over-mix.
  4. Flour a large board and roll out the dough into approx 20″ x 4″ rectangle. Cut rectangle into even squares, and then cut each square in half to make triangles (alternatively, you can cut the rectangle into whatever shapes you like, as long as dough is of even thickness) brush tops with egg wash and sprinkle with a bit of kosher salt on top.
  5. Place scones on lined baking sheet, 1 inch apart. Bake 13-15 min for smaller scones or 20-23 minutes for larger scones, just until lightly golden brown on top. Serve warm for best results. Can also be stored airtight at room temp for 24 hours.
  • Author: Chew Out Loud, adapted from King Arthur Flour
  • Category: breakfast, brunch
  • Cuisine: American

 

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21 comments

    • Holly

    Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

    • Surekha Busa

    Wow! These savory scones looks delicious. I want to try this recipe badly!

    • Ana Vukosavljevic

    This looks delicious! I’ve never tried scones, but I love biscuits. I definitaley need to try making this one. It’s going to be perfect snack for Easter.

    • Karlyn Cruz

    Oh yes! I love scones but if there was one that wasn’t sweet, I’d definitely take it! I love that this has two of my favorite ingredients too! Cheddar and chives!

    • Calleigh

    I love scones because of its denser textures and savory flavors.

    • Alina

    These scones look so delicious, just a perfect breakfast. I’ll try to make it for my family tomorrow.

    • Noelle Lynne

    Yummm! I have always wanted to make scones, going to try and create a vegan version of these scones (savory is seriously is my favorite)!

  • I do love a savory scone, these look delicious. I would love to try this recipe, sounds so easy and quick.

    • hillcitybride

    I’ve only ever made chocolate scones. These sounds so fabulous. I love that they are savory. So yummy!!

    • melclayville

    These look like a delicious addition to Easter brunch! When you say they can be cut into any shape, do you think it would work to use cookie cutters? I’m thinking my kids would love to help make them and have more fun eating them, too.

      • chewoutloud

      Yes, that should work fine. Have fun and happy spring!!

    • shannon

    Sound amazing. I like that they can be for dinner but also double as a great snack or appy too.

    • Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers

    These scones look so delicious. My mouth is watering just imanging biting into them. I dont think that I have even had a scone. Guess I need to find some to try.

    • Adriana

    Omg this looks waaay too good! This is going on my menu next week!

    • lucicoo

    These look so delicious, I love anything with cheddar cheese. Will have to make this soon.

    • Lyosha Varezhkina

    It looks great! My husband is a big cheese lover, I’m sure he’ll be crazy about that!

    • Manisha Singh

    My mouth was watering as soon as I saw the first picture. I love everything about cheese.
    These scones look so doable, I’m definitely trying it soon.

    • Ashley (@ashleyfromHP)

    These look delicious! I love savory food and these scones sound heavenly.

    • Elizabeth O

    I do love a savory scone, these look delicious. I like how quick they are to make too, they would make a lovely buffet addition.

    • ktmommyscene

    I love making scones but I haven’t made savory scones. These look amazing and I will have to try them!

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