About Scones

Scones are a type of quick bread similar to biscuits. The scone originated in Scotland in the early 1500s. The word scone can be pronounced two ways. It can rhyme with "gone" or "loan". They are commonly paired with tea. Originally scones were made with oats and cooked on a griddle. Today they are made with flour and baked in an oven.

Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book Scone Recipe



  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, the 2 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the flour mixture; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, whipping cream and chocolate chips. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing dough for 10 to 12 strokes or until dough is nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough into an 8-inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges.
  4. Place wedges 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush wedges with milk and sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden. Remove scones from baking sheet; serve warm.

Nutritional Facts per scone

353 calories, 18 grams total fat (11 grams saturated fat), 106 milligrams cholesterol, 361 milligrams sodium, 42 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 7 grams protein

Daily Values

14% vitamin A, 1% vitamin C, 16% calcium, 13% iron