Cheese scones fresh from the oven

Cheese Scones

Recipe submitted by Wifey on May 12th, 2007

Cheese scones are quick and easy to make. You probably already have the ingredients too!

Prep time:   10 minutes
Cook time:   10 minutes
Servings:   6 scones

1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup cheese

1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C
2. Sift dry ingredients and then rub in butter until mixture is like breadcrumbs, then add cheese
3. Make a pit in the middle of the mixture and add milk mixing quickly
4. Turn out dough and knead lightly
5. Roll out until dough is 2cm thick and cut into 6
6. Place on greased tray and brush with milk and sprinkle with a little cheese
7. Bake for 8-10 minutes

Average Rating:   (99 votes)

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    • Therese posted on May 12th, 2016
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Had some unsweetened yoghurt in the fridge and used 50/50 with milk and a big dash of smoked paprika and they were the BEST cheese scones I've ever made!

    • Sue Footitt posted on May 23rd, 2015
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Made these last week. Best scone recipe around. This recipe made 4 scones. Increase ingredients for more. Thanks

    • jahrna posted on April 28th, 2014
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Great and easy recipe. They turnt out yummy love this recipe :)

    • Kyra brown posted on April 13th, 2014
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Awesome, quick, easy and delicious

    • karen posted on March 25th, 2014
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      no butter so used vegetable oil...turned out yumm.

    • Ross posted on February 16th, 2014
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      I didn't have baking powder so i used baking soda still turned out great and no complaints. No one even noticed

    • shar posted on January 8th, 2014
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Amazingly yummy. Worked out perfect i didnt have baking powder so just used self raising flour and also doubled it and added in wheatmeal flour. I had never made scones before and they worked out perfectly. Thanks heaps for the recipe :-)

    • Candi posted on December 13th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      It's on the oven now I added cheese to the mixture as well as on top great recipe been looking for a good one for awhile now thanks :)) xx

    • C4rls75 posted on October 22nd, 2013
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Just made these they are so yummy!! Denfintely one I am going to save thanks :)

    • Jan posted on August 30th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Now that I have found this recipe, I keep it bookmarked and use it every time. Always successful and loads of compliments. Thanks!

    • Clare posted on June 17th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Very light and got the thumbs up from my husband after a few previous fails. You can vary this a bit by putting the dry ingredients into the food processor and then add the butter and give it a quick pulse or two. I used more cheese than stated and also made the scones smaller so I got eight small to medium scones. Parsley a good idea. Will do that next time.

    • Donna-Maree posted on June 16th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Until now I could not make scones. Great easy receipe, I added bacon and parsley with the cheese. Yummy. Thanks now I can make scones.

    • Jenny posted on April 27th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Really good recipe, I haven't made scones for years and they came out superb!

    • Yeni Henman posted on April 26th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      It's very easy to make! Actually, it's the 1st time I made scone, and the result was really yummy! I added some paprika and fresh parsley.
      Next time, I will add some bacon. :)
      Thank you so much for the recipe!!

    • Karin posted on March 31st, 2013
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Easy to make. I added some paprika for a little extra flavour and colour. Yummy!

    • Chellie posted on February 20th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      These were quick and easy to bake. Recommend adding some beef stock and paprika to the mix to make tasty!!!

    • Nellie posted on February 18th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Great recipe, quick and easy to make, very tasty, but also very modifiable. Thanks for that!

    • Bronson posted on January 26th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      just in the oven now! looking yum :)

    • Grace posted on January 4th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10


    • Jade curran posted on December 14th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 5.0 / 10

      I give a rating of five this was and okay recipe to follow very kiwi. The reason I thought it was okay is because it only made four instead of six the recipe should have been more reliable I don't know how they taste I will be getting them out of the oven soon.

    • Nyki posted on November 7th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      First scones I've ever made that are actually fluffy! Made a double batch and made them large so I could take one to work for lunch tomorrow, but I have serious doubts as to whether there will be any left. So quick and easy! Thank you!

    • dan posted on November 2nd, 2012
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Cooking ... cant wait....smelling good...

    • Paula posted on October 29th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Oh wow!! i have made scones before (more like hard rocks) but this recipe takes the cake!! easy, simple, straight forward recipe that comes out perfect...... Highly recommend to anyone who reads this recipe

    • Cynta posted on September 7th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      Taste pretty good but ive made this twice now, one normal mixture & a double mixture & both times they have been so dry ive had trouble putting into one lot so i can need it :( dunno what im doing wrong

    • katrina coleman posted on September 3rd, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      These were fantastic and mine came out much better than the ones in the pic! I used extra cheese too! Fantastic!

    • Mrs M posted on September 3rd, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Loved them! So quick and turned out perfectly. Great recipe - thanks.

    • Kerry posted on August 5th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Wow!! I was a bit dubious on these but after making them - was totally amazed. Nice, simple matter of fact recipe, beautifully fluffy and tasty!! I made it with a cup of self-raising flour and a teaspoon of baking powder...has been added to my recipe collection!

    • Vanessa posted on July 27th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Brilliant, so tasty. I put in a bit more cheese (not quite double), and sprinkled heaps of grated parmesan on the top. Perfection, especially hot from the oven!

    • Michelle posted on May 23rd, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Just made these with my cooking scones ever....

    • saffron posted on May 17th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Just baked them a minute ago! Yum cant believe how easy it is! Thanks for sharing.

    • Kathrin posted on May 13th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      too much baking powder! tasted horrible

    • Charlie posted on April 30th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      The we're superb yum!

    • Jacinda posted on April 25th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Loved this recipe!!! So easy and soo yum! I added onion, garlic and cheese to it and it was delicious. Thank you, thank you, thank you :)

    • Kat posted on March 11th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Great recipe. I make a triple mixture because otherwise it's pretty small, and add finely chopped tomatoes, salami and some herbs. Very yummy and perfect every time.

    • Mum posted on February 7th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Awesome recipe, quick and easy, turned out great and golden and moist. Added garlic and mixed herbs. Needed something tasty for boys camp, tasty :) Thank you.

    • Harry posted on January 30th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      i cooked theses in Brazil and used there white cheese whooo the were good done in 20 mins "PIECE OF CAKE"

    • Karen posted on January 21st, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Amazing and so easy to make.... taste fantastic too!

    • ellie posted on January 15th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10


    • Daniel tanner posted on January 10th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10


    • Susan posted on November 9th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      When it comes to baking i opt out to packets off supermarket shelves...or take out. but after trying this recipe and method i surely will be saving my money off scones. Me and my family really enjoyed this. It is quick and easy. if you are like me...please do try this. its amazing from the first time you make them. Cheers

    • melz posted on September 28th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      I dont know how to bake so was looking for easy cheesy scone recipe and came across this one. i messed up first batch cos i didnt know how measure 1/3 cup milk LOL yup thats how much i dont bake actually maths wasnt one of my strong points in school. ANYHU made 2nd batch and turned out great! My 3year old daughter and i ate the whole 6 scones in one go. Now thats impressive even for my baking LOL so big THANK YOU TO YOU WIFEY for putting this recipe up for those of us who have no idea how to bake LOL cheers.

    • Judi posted on September 1st, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I chose this recipe because I wanted a really cheesy cheese scone recipe. Found it simple, no-fail and quick. I had the remains of a cheese platter to use up, so made a triple batch using blue cheese and caramalized onion, and a 1.5 batch using aged cheedar with a packet of onion soup mixed into the milk. Used rough measurements and just threw them together, and all turned out really well. The aged cheedar and onion soup is a winner if you like really savoury scones. I reduced the salt in the blue cheese batch and probably shouldn't have. Definitely need to reduce the salt if you're adding onion soup mix though.

    • Jamie posted on August 17th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This recipe is amazing! As a student, we have next to nothing in our pantry. So this is an amazing stomach filler. But I doubled the mixture, extra cheese, threw in some ham and a sprinkle of mixed herbs. Best thing I've ever baked.

    • Nicki R posted on August 16th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      I made these scones once before and the consistency was beautiful...small amount but easy enough to double the mix which I am doing this time around. Lovely and simple.

    • Jacob posted on July 13th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Nice and easy recipe. Added ham and doubled the recipe. Can imagine them being really good with some herbs or the like for a more savoury taste. Thanks

    • Lee-Ann van Heerden posted on July 10th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Quick & Easy - doubled up the recipe & baked these a half hour ago. The family have polished them off.....simply delicious!!

    • Graham posted on June 28th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      worked great , Followed the recipe 1st , straight away after did a 2nd lot and doubled the recipe for a bigger batch also cooked a bit longer till they browned a little on the outside so they weren't all doughy on the inside , after reading others comments the idea of adding other things like ham , mushrooms etc sounds a great idea
      cheers Thanks Greatly :-)

    • Sasha posted on June 11th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Quick easy and precise! Just made a batch myself and they tuned out great!! thanks very much
      Cooking Amateur

    • Jen posted on May 23rd, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      These scones were amazing!! =] ii also doubled the recipe and added ham and onion and some tuscan seasoning and a bit of garlic and they were delicious!!
      Thank You =]

    • Nicki posted on May 15th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 4.0 / 10

      I tried this recipe twice, following it EXACTLY. Both times very dry :(

    • aerenga posted on April 5th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      i just love every baking its wonderful...

    • indiah posted on February 27th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      i have made these everyday since i found this recipe 3 days ago :)

    • Ralla posted on January 25th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      This recipe is so EASY that you can't believe how yummy the scones are!
      Like others I doubled the amount of ingredients and added chopped ham at the same time as adding the cheese.
      Thanks Wifey for your recipe, it really comes highly recommended.

    • Treenz posted on January 19th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Great recipe, like others I doubled mixture, and added finely cut onion, tomato, mushroom, capsicum, courgettes and grated cheese. then rolled up, brushed with milk, What a lovely, easy brunch or snack.
      Thanks alot for recipe and additions everyone.
      I will definately be using this site for other recipes.

    • Richard R posted on January 18th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Really nice scones and very quick and easy. Highly recommended

      I've increased the quantity by 50% and make into 8 scones - seems to give a more satisfactory size for each one.

    • Charlotte posted on January 14th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Made double batch and then rolled out to be thinner.then sprinkled cheese, tomato, capsicum and mushrooms all over and rolled it up, like a scroll. cut them up and baked them. They were awesome. so yummy and it adds a bit more to the basic recipe.

    • Gina posted on December 15th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Great easy scones, and not too many so you can't eat too much!! hahaa

    • Mikaela posted on November 22nd, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      OMG best scones ever! And easy! Had to double the recipe to get 8 medium-sized scones.

    • shaan posted on November 21st, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      WOW! The best scone's i have ever tasted and the easist one to... and i am on 11! I peformed this as my first recipe to be made at home by MYSELF and not anyone else whatsoever.

    • M1 posted on November 14th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      OMG! yum - these scones turned out absolutely delicious! I would definately make again.......mmmmmm mmmmmm

    • Laura posted on October 17th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      these were really good! better than edmonds cook book recipe for sure! just need to make a double batch of these as this was not enough, made 6-7 and so moreish there was not enough to go around!

    • Janine posted on September 28th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      this recipe is so easy to follow with minimal ingredients. Just recently got baking stuff and oh yummy scnones! i love them just eaten my 2nd one. i shall be baking these alot by looks of it lol

    • Cerise posted on September 27th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I had never made any scones before so i thought that i'd give it a go! I doubled the mixture they came out amazing and my husband ate nearly the whole batch! Awesome scone recipe thanks!!

    • judy posted on September 4th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      This is great if you do not have many ingredients available and want something homebake quick or cannot go to the shop and need food for hungry men! a great basic recipe to remember. Thanks

    • Big Al posted on June 6th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Nice quick & easy. Added very finely chopped onion. Little bit of cream too.

    • peter posted on May 23rd, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      simple and easy- added some tumeric for colour and a little flavour. came out great!

    • Danielle posted on May 11th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      quick and easy, also very tasty, great recipe for 1

    • Nadine posted on May 7th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      SO easy! I doubled recipe too......and came out perfect! Thanks :-)

    • Rick posted on April 13th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Hi Terri I've added one version of the cheese scone recipe made with lemonade. Hope you enjoy's a beauty!

    • Terri posted on April 8th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Does anyone have the cheese scone recipe that uses a can of lemonade? It's a classic Kiwi recipe

    • Louise posted on March 30th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Just made these and they came out perfect, doubled the ingredience as well, next time I will use stronger cheese though as used mild and they are!!

    • tananz posted on March 12th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      These were primo, very tasty and easy to follow, I've been craving for cheese scones for about a year now and finally made them using this recipe, it served my satisfaction to a tee, recommended to all readers.

    • steve posted on February 27th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      great recipe, I doubled the recipe added small amounts of sundried tomatoes, spring onion, feta and diced capsicum.... jsut whatever was around. Very nice, moist too.

    • holidayLOVER posted on February 23rd, 2010
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      I agree with you "ameya" that the recipe doesn't yield much, to those about to try this recipe maybe consider doubling the mixture. The recipe as it stands makes enough for 2 adults, how many scones you get really depends on what size you make them. I also agree with you about the amount of baking powder, normally you use 1 teaspoon of baking powder to 1 cup of flour...but my scones did taste delicious when I made this recipe.

    • ameya posted on February 22nd, 2010
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      the recipe says it makes 6, I got 4 small scones, and i followed it exactly. It has way too much baking powder, probly should only use half the amount

    • Ashlee posted on February 9th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      Delicious. Second time round I added onion soup mix, I recommend this recipe to everyone.

    • Tajme posted on February 6th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Simple and easy to follow recipe. Was very nice. Tasted yummy, you can actually taste the cheese.
      Added a bit of pepper to bring out the cheese flavour. Use cooking paper so that the scones do not get stuck.

    • Mikaela posted on December 19th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I just wanna say that my cheese scones turned out perfect and I'm
      gonna keep on using your website.....It's amazing!!!-Thanks alot, Mikaela

    • Amelia posted on October 20th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      First time making scones for me. Easy recipe and super yummy. I added a little parmesan and they tasted really nice.

    • Dic_Clifton posted on October 14th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Very nice scones. Easy to follow recipe.

    • meggiezeng posted on October 10th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      good one. easy to make

    • Cam posted on September 10th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Great recipe and really delicious but the only thing wrong is that they go hard the next day, is there a way that I could do to prevent that.....????

    • Charlotte posted on September 3rd, 2009
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      These were great scones, I added half a finely chopped onion to the recipe and it made them that much better. They were still moist the next day. =)

    • amyliz posted on August 30th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      really easy - i whipped them up in 10 mins and they were perfect hot from the oven with butter.

    • Vicki posted on August 10th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      The best scones I have ever made, easy and came out nice and fluffy, difinatley using this recipe again! Thanks so much to the contributor

    • kate posted on July 17th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Yum yum yum! But we only made two from this recipe. hehe :)

    • carla posted on July 8th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      scones were easiest scones iv ever made and came out just as good :)

    • Teresa posted on July 4th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Really easy to make, and tasted delicious.

    • Jason posted on June 24th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Easy and cheesey. Great scones, they created the perfect synergy with my pumpkin soup. I'm about to die of deliciousity (food so good that it kills you with deliciousness)

    • Alana posted on May 26th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      they taste nice, so easy and perfect

    • Linda posted on May 13th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      The cheese scone recipe is one of the best I have tried,Yum!
      Looking forward to trying more of your recipes.
      Best Regards.

    • holidayLOVER posted on November 24th, 2008
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Great recipe! I made the scones yesterday and was amazed a how easy and fast the scones were to make. I hadn't made scones before but will use this recipe again. The recipe produced 6 smallish scones perfect for 2 adults...fresh from the oven, split and with a generous amount of butter. YUM! I didn't have a sieve either so couldn't sift flour but still turned out great.

    • lil posted on November 10th, 2008
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      they taste great and are great for the kids lunch boxes.
      they were also very economic

    • Sloane posted on August 30th, 2008
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      it was very good my first time yummy

    • Jolene posted on July 24th, 2008
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      This is the best scone recipe I have used. The scones came out super yummy... The recipe was also a very simple recipe =) Thanks!

    • Peteros posted on July 6th, 2008
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      This is a grand recipe and with a little butter scone heaven was delivered... we had good soup to go with it...

    • Izabel posted on February 11th, 2008
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      First try making scones as im not really a great fan, but I will continue to make this recipe..they were so soft

    • Dion Simonsen posted on January 4th, 2008
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Good recipe, i went with parmesan and pesto yum yum

    • Brenwatsnz posted on December 8th, 2007
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      easy , tasty and economic as well. a great combination. Top recipe wifey