Friday, April 3

Recipe: Easy Chive and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Scones

These simple yet impressive scones are perfect for breakfast, brunch, and beyond (recipe here).

Light and moist on the inside, with a pleasant little crunch on the outside, my Savory Chive and Sharp Cheddar Scones are full of flavor and made with softened cream cheese instead of butter.

They would be lovely for an Easter brunch or Mother's Day lunch, but they mix up so quickly you don't need wait for a special occasion to serve them.

Offer them warm from the oven instead of rolls: plain, buttered, or with cream cheese, goat cheese, or homemade herbed yogurt cheese. I like to split and toast them in the toaster oven for breakfast, then slather both crunchy halves with butter. They're great for making little sandwiches, and I've even used them in place of burger buns.

These scones also freeze beautifully, so you can make them now and serve them later. No chives? Try my original scallion and feta cheese version instead—and learn how easy it is to grow your own chives here.

Still hungry? You'll find links to all my sweet and savory Less Fuss, More Flavor recipes in the Farmgirl Fare Recipe Index.

©, where we're snip chiving away, snip chiving away-ay. Sorry, couldn't resist.


  1. Yes, yes, yes! Our local sweet breakfast spot splits delicious homemade muffins from stem to stern, top to bottom with knife, and then GRILLS IN BUTTER! I say I'm gonna make Farmgirl Susan's cheddar chive scones and slash corner to corner through middle, and grill in butter and gobble. These are so delightful. Thanks so for the reminder!

  2. I love savoury scones, looks delicious


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