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Light and Fluffy Cheese Scones without Buttermilk

How to make light and fluffy cheese scones
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time18 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: scones
Yield: 8 scones


  • 2 1/4 cups flour all-purpose
  • 2 tbsp sugar granulated
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cold
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup milk


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix together.
  • Place cold butter in the center of the bowl. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into coarse crumbs (small pea sized clumps of butter).
  • Add cheese to the flour mixture and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Add milk and egg to the flour mixture.
  • Gently mix until the dough is just combined. Scone batter should be very wet.
  • Spoon onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat. You should be able to make 8 large scones from the dough.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-18 minutes until the tops are golden brown.