How To Make Cheese Scones In Half Hour or Less

Cheese Scones

With Autumn on its way, I love to make warm melt in your mouth recipes to keep out the cold weather. Not being much of a cook I don't have the patience to sit around for hours while waiting for the food to eventually cook. And even worse preparing meals for just two people.

Now a dinner party is another thing! Living in England I try to make traditional snacks and meals, Cheese scones being one of them. I love anything to do with cheese, and my favorites are cheese scones.

These delicious scones make a great tea time treat. For best results serve fresh from the oven but leave at least ten minutes for them to cool. Slightly warm is the best temperature for the Cheese scones but they can be eaten cold too.

I always make these in the Autumn or winter. Sometimes I cheat and buy them fresh from the bakery across the road. But I do prefer my own, because you can add as much cheese as you like.

Cheese Scones

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Ingredients Makes 12

  • 2 Cups / 225g Plain Flour
  • 2 1/2 / 12 ml Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 oz / 50g / or 4tbsp Chilled Butter
  • 3 oz / 75g Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • 1/4 Pint / 150 ml / 2/3 Cup of Milk
  • 1 Egg, Beaten
5 stars from 7 ratings of Please Rate My Yummy Cheese Scones Thanks!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 12

Instructions for Cheese Scones

  1. Preheat the oven to 230C/450F or gas mark 8. Sift the flour, baking powder, mustard powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in 50g / or 2 oz of the cheese.
  2. Make a well in the centre and add the milk and egg. Mix it all up gently and then turn the dough out on to a lightle floured surface. Roll it out and cut it into triangles or squares, your choice. Then brush lightly with milk and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Leave it to rest for at least fifteen minutes, then bake them for 15 minutes. All depending on your style of oven. If in doubt just make sure that the cheese scones are well risen. Prick with a fork or knife to make sure that the scones are cooked.

Quick Nutrition And Calorie Check

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: per I Cheese Scone
Calories 145
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Fiber 0 g
Protein 4 g8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Cheese Scones

You don't have to be the best cook in the world to make these cheese scones. Trust me when I say I am not Gordon Ramsey! But even I can do this without burning down the kitchen. Hope you like my scones, and Enjoy!

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The Author

Nell is a writer and author of one ebook and a part time office worker. She now spends her time writing about many subjects as she is suffering from empty nest syndrome now her son has left home.


She loves cooking, but only if the recipe's are easy to make and quick to prepare. She lives in England so her cooking tends to be traditional British recipes which include Sunday lunch and the good old British breakfast.

She also loves making cakes and cheese recipes. You can find more of her recipes here.

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Comments 71 comments

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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

I love scones and love cheese too, so the two together sound like a winning combo to me. I have pinned to try, voted, shared and tweeted too :)


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Gordon Hamilton 4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Hi, Nell. These look delicious. I don't think I've eaten scones of any type since I was a child, when my Mum and both my Grandmothers used to make them of all different varieties. I had forgotten about cheese scones which - not having a sweet tooth - I used to love. Thanks for the reminder and the prompt for something I definitely need to try again sometime.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Oh these look good and not hard to make. Also something my family would eat. I wonder if I could add some ham bits to it.


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Phyllis Doyle 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Nell, you are a jewel !!!! I have a potluck brunch to go to this weekend and your cheese scones will be perfect. This recipe sounds delicious and, like you, I love anything cheese.

Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much Janine, I am so glad you liked it, the idea came when I was sitting here eating some I had bought and I thought, why don't I make these anymore? lol! so I just went back down the town and bought all the ingredients again, so much for my diet! thanks, nell


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

The cheese is what got me to stop by for a visit. Anything with cheese is good to me. These scones look fairly easy and would make a lovely company dish. Thanks for sharing with such great instructions and photos to get me wanting these little cheese gems. Vote UP.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Hi Nell Rose,

So nice to have the time to read my favorite writers hubs today, and of course you are one of them.

I love this recipe and when I get some dry mustard I will look it up again.

Keep writing and cooking and when you get those grandchildren you will have fun cooking for them.

You have a great week.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi Purvis


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Imogen French 4 years ago from Southwest England

mmm, I love cheese scones - though I usually make the wholemeal version, but these sound yummy too. You're right, they are a lovely warming treat on a cold autumn day. :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Nell, all I can say is yumm yummm yumm.

Easy preparation and delish recipe :)

voted up and sharing it across


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ignugent17 4 years ago from Central Illinois , USA

Hi Nell! Thanks for sharing this. This will be added to all the recipes that I am pinning. :-)

Voted up and more.


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livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Wow, simple recipe. I love scones. Yes the cheese ones! Will come handy for the cold weather. Thank you for sharing! Voted up and useful!!!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks Gordon, I prefer savory foods than sweet stuff, so by making my own I can add as much cheese as I like, the shop bought ones tend to be a be lacking in the cheese department! lol! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Glimmer, yes ham would be lovely with it, I will give it a try too! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Phyllis, that's great! glad to be of help, enjoy your cheese scones! and thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi carol, lol! I am a cheese fanatic! glad you liked it, and thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Bobbi, oh how I wish! lol! I keep telling my son to hurry up with the grandchildren, but I get the feeling that its not going to happen as his girlfriend already has teen girls, fingers crossed though, thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Imogen, thanks for reading, I ate three today! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks Ruchira, glad you liked them, and thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi ignugent, that's great! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi livingsta, thanks for the votes, and the comments, nell


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Wow--these look great!!


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Great recipe, Nell. I love scones and I love cheese so the two together are heaven for me. I also make scones, but mine are the traditional kind with raisins in them. I love scones because they are not sticky sweet, yet so yummy with tea. Thanks for sharing your receipe - these don't look to difficult to make.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Audrey, thanks so much, glad you like them, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi suzette, they are really easy, I like making things quickly, I am not a patient cook! lol! so I love these, thanks so much, nell


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

So I'm guessing our challenge for Dec 1 is null and void. Haha! You are brilliant going to get the ingredients and making your own. They look so yummy. Enjoy! :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Linda, lol! oops! now you know my weakness! seriously though I have lost two pounds so far! yeah! thanks as always.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

By now, pretty much everyone knows I don't normally read recipe hubs.......except for perhaps something I really love. And I love scones. This is a great (easy) recipe....thanks, Nell.....Oh, and what a CUTE picture of you!...............UP++++


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Wow all I need is some dry mustard and I will be having some of those fantastic scones! They sound so good and so easy I may get hooked! Cooler weather does call for things like this, thank you so much for something fun to try!

Love your picture girl!


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I love cheese too, Nell, and I love the thought of making your scones - they sound delicious! You have a great idea - make cheese scones at home so that we can add as much cheese as we want! Thanks for the recipe.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. Very similar to mine.. Try stuffing them with cheese while they are hot.


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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

This sounds delicious ....a wonderful Tea time delight..easy to cook & cheesy yummy...and i love cheese, of course !


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

WTG Nell. I'm down one! Woot!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

My family thanks you for this recipe! Definitely one they'll love and I thank you because its easy. Cheese is always a selling point, everybody loves it! And Miss Nell what a lovely picture of you!

Voted up, useful and awesome!


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algarveview 4 years ago from Algarve, Portugal

Hi, Nell, I actually never tried cheese scones, but since I love both cheese and scones, I think I will like these very much and since you say it's an easy and quick recipe even more so... Voted up and useful and sharing! Have a great day!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

These sound heavenly, Nell! I'm gonna have to make some of these now that the temps are starting to drop with the falling leaves. (I hate winter!) Voted up and sharing!


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Karine Gordineer 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Hi Nell - these look great - thank you so much for including the nutrition label. That's very helpful. I voted up!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Karine, thanks so much and I am glad you liked it, thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Terrye, I hate winter too! lol! raining here already, arghh! thanks for the read and votes, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi algarve, good luck with the scones, they are lovely especially when you make them yourself you can put loads of cheese in them! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi tills, aw thanks! lol! that photo was taken in my brothers garden, so I thought well why not! haha!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Linda, I lost 5 pounds so far, how about you? lol! I think I am winning!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi shara, I could eat cheese all day! lol! thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Mhatter, yes I will do that, great idea! thanks so much nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Alicia, I am making some more tomorrow! lol! bang goes those 5 pounds I lost! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Jackie, yes they are very hookable! haha! that picture was the only one where I looked partially decent, I hate my photo being taken I always look terrible! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi effer, I should call you Paula really but I like effer! haha! aw thanks for reading a recipe one, I just got the urge to write it while stuffing the cheese scones down! lol! and the photo was better than most, I am most non photogenic! lol! thanks!


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Larry Fields 4 years ago from Northern California

Hi Nell. Your scones look yummy!

Until recently, my system handled dairy protein OK, with Dubliner being my favorite cheese.

If my aging memory is correct, I've seen soy cheese--made with standard cheese cultures--at Trader Joes. One of these days, I'll have to give a slightly tweaked version of this recipe a try. Hopefully, traditional cheese aficionados will forgive the soy heresy.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Larry, yes I think you can get non dairy cheese, my brother is a bit allergic too, so he always goes for the alternative, good luck with finding the cheese, and its well worth the bake! lol!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Were you serious, Nell, when you said you don't have to be the best cook in the world to make these scones? If so, then I certainly qualify and will give this recipe a go.


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Simple and quick...my kind of recipe... and I love cheese...who doesn't? Thanks Nell.


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Great recipe...i love scones! ...and I love your Author profile feature too. Very clever.

I wonder if this recipe will work with my low carb flour? I guess I won't know till I try it! rated up.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

This sounds like a Fun Treat to make, and easy enough for even ME to do. I Love Scones and Cheese and would "cheat" a little to make it...you know, the CHEESE part can be Fattening...But Who Cares! Thanks Nell.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi b. Malin, lol! thanks for reading, and yes loads of fatty cheese! it doesn't hurt once in a while, thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Hilary, I should think it would work with low carb flour, good luck and I hope they turn out okay, I must admit that I had seen others do the profile thing, so I thought I would give it a go! lol! learn from the experts I say! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Scribenet, glad you liked it, and thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi drbj, lol! you sound like my type of cook! I don't like cooking much, but when I do it I really try hard to get it right, thanks so much, nell


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Sounds delicious and despite all the ingredients, it looks like a treat that even dieters can indulge in, as long as you limit yourself to just one at a time. Voting this Up and Useful.


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christopheranton 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

I'm definitely coming round your house for tea sometime Nell. You cook such delicious food.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Mmmm another for me to save so thank you once again for sharing Nell.

Here's to so many more to come.

Eddy.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Oh my, Scones! I just love these wonderful treats for breakfast. I have never had one with cheese and I am definitely keeping this in mind.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I love scones, and anything that’s dairy. Cheese is my passion (along with chocolate, unfortunately), so when I read the title to this scrumptious treat, I was there! I can’t wait to try this, thank you. :-)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks everybody, ever so often I bake something I really like, and cheese scones are my favorite, trouble is I eat to many of them!


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Sally's Trove 3 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

OMG, these sound so delicious and so easy. And so perfect for making a belly warm on a cold autumn day. Up and everything good!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Sally, they are soooo delicious! lol! thanks so much for reading, and for the votes, nell


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Wow!!!!!!!!!!yummy and delicious. You have made it so easy. voted up.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Vellur, good to see you, lol! glad you liked it and thanks!


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Deltachord 3 years ago from United States

A friend of mine makes scones. He is a great cook. I think I'll try your recipe.


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nuffsaidstan 3 years ago

I used to make these years ago but had forgotten how to make them, thanks for the reminder Nell!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Delta, thanks for reading, nell

Hi nuff, glad you liked it, and thanks!


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Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Nell... Another reason we all need to stop over for a spot of tea... I have invited everyone so you had better get busy... I can help and look after the tea or something. These do look good I may have to attempt them over this side of the world...

Hugs and Blessings


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Rolly, lol! make me some while you are doing that! I will be over in a minute! well...maybe a bit longer, plane boat etc! lol! thanks so much, and have a great weekend, nell

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