How to Make the Best Scones: 11 Top Scones Recipes to Make at Home

Who doesn’t love a buttery, tender scone for breakfast or afternoon tea?  There are so many scones recipes and scone flavors to try it can seem overwhelming when you search for the perfect recipe.  

Don’t despair scone lovers!

Here are 11 favorite recipes of the most loved scone flavors that are sure to be a hit with the scone lovers in your house.  

Some are sweet scones and some are savory, and all are sure to make your guests happy and ask for more.

best scones recipe scones on white plates with jam and cream along with a white tea pot and a cup of milk tea.

How To Make Perfect Scones

Making scones sounds scary and fancy, but it’s really not.  They’re simple to make and you can vary their flavor by mixing in different ingredients to the basic scone dough.

If you’ve ever made biscuits, you can make scones because the process is basically the same. 

For the flakiest scones, you’ll want to keep your ingredients as cold as possible, and only mix until blended.

Basic Scones Recipe Steps

Each of these 11 recipes follows these basic steps, so once you’ve made one batch of scones, the next is even easier.

  1. Using a whisk, combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or two knives
  3. Stir in any add-ins like chopped fruit, chocolate, etc.
  4. Mix the liquid ingredients together in s separate bowl
  5. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just blended and the dough is starting to hold together.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment or grease your pan
  7. Form the dough into a circular shape
  8. Cut into wedges
  9. Bake

Best Basic Scones Recipe from King Arthur Flour

King Arthur Flour is my go-to source for all my baking questions and they don’t disappoint when it comes to a basic scones recipe.

This recipe is the perfect place to start if you’re just getting into baking scones (or any other type of baking for that matter…)

These scones come out perfect every time. They have a golden crust and a moist and tender crumb.

This recipe is the perfect jumping-off point if you want to start adding in fruits, nuts, chocolate, etc.

As always with King Arthur baking recipes, this scones recipe has lots of easy to follow steps to guide you every step of the way.

Best Blueberry Scones Recipe from Mom on Timeout

If you’re looking for the best blueberry scone recipe look no further than this Lemon Blueberry Scone Recipe from Trish at Mom on Timeout.

This is definitely a recipe for big fluffy scones that are moist, and bursting with the flavors of blueberries and lemon.

This easy blueberry scone recipe is accompanied by a recipe for Devonshire Cream and is so delicious it’s my go-to scone recipe.

English Scones Recipe from Sweet & Savory By Shinee

This traditional English scones recipe from Sweet & Savory by Shinee makes light, tender crumbly scones that are easy to make and so delicious.

Whip up a batch of these in only 30 minutes for brunch today. These buttery classic English scones are perfect with jam or cream.

Chocolate Chip Scone Recipe from Truffles and Trends

Truffles and Trends came up with this chocolate chip scone recipe that combines chocolatey goodness with the flaky goodness of a scone.

This recipe for scones without butter goes together quickly and creates scones that are soft, tender, and delicious.

Easy Soft Scones Recipe by Baked by an Introvert

Jen from Baked by an Introvert shares exactly how to whip up an easy soft scones recipe.

This recipe is mostly traditional, but includes an egg which creates a recipe for big fluffy scones.

This recipe takes a bit longer because you have to freeze the dough for before you bake it, but it’s definitely worth it!

Lemon Scone Recipe from Baker Bettie

Baker Bettie created the yummiest lemon scone recipe I’ve tried. Lemon juice, lemon zest and a lemon glaze make these so deliciously citrusy and lemony.

Every time I’ve made these, my friends have asked for the recipe. Definitely one of my favorite lemon scone recipes!

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Cinnamon Scone Recipe from Annalise at Completely Delicious

Annalise at Completely Delicious created a cinnamon scone recipe that is literally packed with cinnamon sugar flavor. And when I say literally, I mean there is literally a layer of cinnamon in the middle of the scone!

These scones are perfect with a cup of tea on a cool morning.

Strawberry Lemon Cream Scones from A Latte Food

Michelle at ALatteFood came up with this delish recipe for Strawberry Lemon Cream Scones.

The combo of lemon and strawberries along with a zesty lemon glaze makes for the perfect addition to any afternoon tea or tea party.

Pumpkin Scones from The Busy Baker

The perfect fall treat for an Autumn tea party or get together. The Busy Baker’s recipe for a copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scone is just the right amount of fall deliciousness.

Moist, tender, and full of Fall’s favorite pumpkin spice flavor, these scones are sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Scones from Domestically Blissful

These deliciously decadent scones created by Giusti at Domestically Blissful are a heavenly mix of dark chocolate and fresh cherries.

I’ve made these with both fresh cherries and frozen cherries in a pinch.

This recipe has a few more ingredients than the basic scone recipe, but it’s super delicious and goes together quickly.

Scallion and Cheese Scone Recipe from King Arthur Flour

Not only are scones great as a sweet treat with your afternoon tea, but the savory variety is also the perfect addition to a breakfast or brunch menu.

This scallion and cheese scone recipe from King Arthur Flour is the perfect scone to add to your breakfast table. I’ve made these to go along with a Christmas breakfast egg casserole and they were a big hit.

Parmesan Rosemary Thyme Scones from Hip Foodie Mom

The fresh herbs in these savory scones from Hip Foodie Mom really make the flavor of these scones pop.

Fresh rosemary and thyme leaves along with finely grated parmesan cheese make for a delicious savory scone.

If you love tea as much as I do, pin this to your favorite tea-loving Pinterest board and pass it on for others to enjoy! Pinkies up!

best scones recipe graphic with a baking sheet of freshly baked scones.