No special tools are required for these simple Cheddar Chive Scones. They’re made only with flour, cream, cheddar, chives, and a smidge of baking powder, sugar, and salt.

Cheddar Chive Scones - On Silicone Pat Baking Tray

If you’ve been around Fifteen Spatulas for a while, you should be no stranger to scones, biscuits, or the cheddar + chive combination. They are some of my favorite things, and last weekend I had a craving for some scones. It had been too long!

I’m realizing as I’m putting the final edits on this post, that these totally look like biscuits instead of scones (though they are in fact scones). The reason? I grew up eating these wonderful Sconehenge scones in the Bay Area, and instead of triangles, their scones are these round, soft biscuit-looking scones. I truly miss eating them, and am looking forward to eating some when I’m home for Christmas later this year. But whether you cut these scones into rounds or into triangles, they’re delicious!

Cheddar and Chive Scones - Baked on Silicone Mat with Tea Towel Next To It

They’re also very simple.

Grate some cheddar and cut up some fresh chives:

Chopped Fresh Chives on Cutting Board

Mix them in a big bowl with flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt:

Flour, Leavener, and Other Dry Ingredients in Mixing Bowl with Cheese and Chives Tossed In

Make a well in the center and pour heavy cream into the middle:

Poured Liquid In Well in the Center of Dry Ingredients

Gently toss the dry ingredients with the liquid until you get a clumpy dough:

Mixing the Chive Scones Dough in Mixing Bowl

Shape the scone dough into a square (or circle, whatever you’d like):

Patted Out Square of Cheese and Chive Scone Dough on Silicone Mat

And either cut it into triangles, squares, or rounds:

Cheese and Chive Scones - Cut With Ridged Circle Cutter and Placed On Silicone Mat

Then they’re ready to bake:

Baked Cheddar Chive Scones on Tray with Tea Towel


Cheddar Chives Scones on Silicone Mat with Ridged Edges

Cheddar Chive Scones

 No special tools are required for these simple Cheddar Chive Scones. They're made only with flour, cream, cheddar, chives, and a smidge of baking powder, sugar, and salt.

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  • 10 oz all purpose flour, by weight (2 cups, measured)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 oz cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 oz fresh chives
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cheddar cheese, and chives.
  • Make a well in the center and add the heavy cream. Gently toss the dry ingredients into the liquid, gradually moistening the dough. Take care not to overstir or work the dough too much, or the scones will be tough.
  • Shape the dough into a square and cut the dough into pieces, either into 12 triangles or 12 pieces cut with a metal cutter. Place the scones on the sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes, until the dough reaches 190 F. Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from my Bacon Cheddar Scallion Scones


Calories: 203kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 146mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.