Easy Scone Recipe

Easy Scone Recipe by Kristin Omdahl

This is an incredibly delicious recipe. The scones are beautiful, delicious and impressive to give as a handmade gift, too! You can vary this recipe to make them savory or sweet. Sweet scones are great for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Savory scones would make a great breakfast or lunch, too, served with a light salad.

Scroll below to watch the step by step tutorial video, too!


2 cups flour

½ cup brown sugar, or 2 TBSP for savory scones)

1 stick butter, frozen and grated on microplane

½ tsp salt

2 ½ tsp baking powder

½ cup heavy cream or buttermilk, or more if necessary

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract (for sweet scones only)

1 cup add-ins like mixed fruit and nuts or ham/scallion/cheddar

Note: if using frozen fruit, keep frozen


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Shred frozen butter into a large bowl.
  3. Mix flour, salt, sugar and baking powder together.
  4. Mix butter, vanilla, egg, cream and dry ingredients together.
  5. Fold frozen berries into dough.
  6. Form dough into a circular disc and cut into 8 pie wedges.
  7. Chill dough in fridge for 15 minutes.
  8. Brush scones with cream before placing into oven.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly golden brown on top. Larger scones would need longer cooking time.
  10. Drizzle icing over scones while they are still warm.

Store in airtight container for up to 3 days (but do not store until they are room temperature).

Note: They spread less if dough is very cold before entering oven.

Drizzle with vanilla icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar,
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract,
  • 1 TBSP heavy cream (this can be doubled if you like extra icing) 🥰


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