Garlic Herb and Cheddar Scones Recipe

Heather Tullos | Sugar Dish Me

Garlic Herb and Cheddar Scones are simple, flaky, buttery treats that will make you feel like a bread-baking pro! Great for breakfast OR dinner.

It’s been awhile since we talked about the merits of a really good scone - fluffy, buttery, layered with a tender crumb, NOT DRY. Whether you go sweet or savory, those elements are all super crucial.

We managed to pull off all these traits with Cranberry Orange Scones and with Spinach and Feta Scones, but y’all, I think I have outdone myself with these Garlic Herb and Cheddar Scones.

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I have this friend, and she doubles as the most amazing stylist ever (she is literally the only person in the world allowed near my head with scissors), and we initially bonded over scones.

Way back in the day I used to bake scones and cinnamon rolls for a local coffee shop. It was a short-lived gig because they had a janky kitchen and weird ideas about food service, but I was there long enough to win myself a few friends with scones.

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Earlier this week I went to spend a few much-needed hours at the salon, letting my friend set me up with my much needed cut and color, and decided it was a good morning to make a batch of scones.

I was out of EVERYTHING (which is how most awesome recipes in this house are born), but I had the makings of what turned out to be my new favorite thing --

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Garlic Herb and Cheddar Scones.

So here’s the trick. If you can find Garlic Herb Cheddar Cheese? You are golden.

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And these require zero effort. The cheese gets shredded and cut into the flour with the butter which makes for CHEESE AND FLAVOR IN EVERY BITE. Good plan, right?

I do realize though, that not everyone will be able to get their hands on Garlic Herb Cheddar (I recommend Cabot. Trust me.). If that’s the case, you are just gonna need a little minced fresh garlic and some dill.

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Check the recipe notes. I won’t steer you wrong.

Tips for Making Scones:

  • Keep things COLD. Once you cut the butter and cheese into the flour, put the bowl back in the fridge and chill. I promise it’s worth it.
  • Parchment paper! Use it. It makes scone baking and any rogue melted cheese a cinch to bake AND clean up
  • Don’t skip the egg wash! It’s the secret to pretty golden brown tops.
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Wanna try your hand at more awesome scone recipes? Take a crack at these Classic English scones or check out these 11 Scone Recipes that will Brighten Up Your Breakfast

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Garlic Herb and Cheddar Scones Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, extremely cold or frozen
  • 4 ounces Garlic Herb Cheddar, shredded, see note
  • 1 cup Milk, cold
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Water


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt
  3. Using a pastry cutter or a cheese grater, cut the COLD butter into the flour.
  4. Work it in with your hands until coarse crumbles about the size of a pea are formed. Work the garlic herb cheddar in the same way.
  5. Pour in the milk and gently work it into the dough until it just comes together.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, knead two to three times, and then pat it out to about 3/4” thick.
  7. Cut the dough into 20-24 2” circles and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Whisk together the egg and water and brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash.
  9. Bake for 20 -25 minutes. 


  • If you can’t find garlic herb cheddar, you can use 1/2 cup grated sharp white cheddar, 1 teaspoon of very finely minced garlic, and 1 teaspoon dry (or 3 teaspoons finely chopped fresh) dill.


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8 large scones
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Author: Heather Tullos
Recipe Yields: 8 large scones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 large scone
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 132
Calories 337

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
  Saturated Fat 10g
Sodium 373mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 9g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Heather Tullos

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Heather, the author behind the blog Sugar Dish Me, really really really loves waffles. She's our newest Breakfast fanatic, and we're so glad!

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