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An Easy Recipe for Simple, Delicious Scones

Christy is a self-taught baker who is still learning. She enjoys scaling down recipes to avoid wasting delicious goodies.

Nothing beats homemade scones paired with your favorite jam.

Nothing beats homemade scones paired with your favorite jam.

Have you ever had a warm, fresh-from-the-oven scone? It's truly a delectable treat that can up your meal game big time. I don't think there's anything I enjoy more than a warm scone with a cup of coffee and my favorite jam. My favorite jam is blackberry with the seeds in it. I couldn't find it with the seeds in it at my grocery store. Weird, right? I feel like it's usually the opposite problem!

A scone is kind of like an oddly shaped biscuit. The awesome thing about this recipe is that you can add just about anything to it to make a different flavor. So if you were feeling fancy and wanted to add some chocolate chips, you totally could. Or you could add raisins, but who likes raisins? I don't think I've eaten a raisin on purpose since elementary school.

The thing I'm really most excited about when it comes to this recipe is its yield. The ingredient amounts listed below are perfect for making exactly two scones. That's right, this is a two-scone recipe! There were no leftovers for me. You also could share, I suppose, but you know how hard it is to share sometimes. This will be one of those times.

Oh yeah, did I mention it's a sweet recipe? There's sugar in this, so you get a hint of sweetness in every bite. Let's get to it!

This is what my homemade scones look like when all is said and done.

This is what my homemade scones look like when all is said and done.


  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter (cold and cut into small cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons milk
Breaking open a warm scone is one of life's greatest pleasures.

Breaking open a warm scone is one of life's greatest pleasures.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Dump flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Mix Well.
  3. Add cut-up butter cubes and rub into the dry ingredients with your fingers. It will look crumbly and like you've done nothing, but I promise you are well on your way to perfect scones.
  4. Add sugar and mix in.
  5. Add your milk and stir with a spoon. The dough will still be weird and crumbly. I literally put the spoon away and started using my hands. I used the dough that was sticking together to pick up the loose ingredients left in the bowl.
  6. Move dough to floured countertop and knead it a few times until it looks like one uniform, bumpy ball.
  7. Flatten dough out with your hands into a rectangular shape. Then cut diagonally to get that classic scone shape.
  8. Put cut wedges onto a greased cookie sheet (I sprayed mine with Pam) and bake in the oven for 12 minutes.
Just add jam.

Just add jam.

It's That Simple!

You're done, and now you have two beautiful, delicious scones to enjoy! This is literally one of the easiest, most fail-proof baking recipes I have ever attempted. I also love that I'm not left with a bunch of random scones that will never taste as good as the ones I ate right out of the oven. Enjoy and let me know how it goes!


Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 07, 2018:

I love scones with jam. Strawberry and blackcurrant jams are my favorite types. I'd love to try them with your recipe.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on June 07, 2018:

how about scones with peanut butter? Looks good to me

Christy Williams (author) from North Canton, Ohio on June 06, 2018:

Thanks for reading Thelma!

Thelma Alberts from Germany on June 06, 2018:

Yummy! I love scones and it is indeed easy to make them. It has been a while since I have eaten scones. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Megan on June 06, 2018:

Looks delicious!!! Cheese scones are my favorite!

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