8 Essential Scone Recipes

double-lemon scones
Photo: © Marcus Nilsson

Scones are delicious sweet or savory, and luckily, we have recipes for both. Justin Chapple’s double-lemon version is a play on lemon-poppy seed cakes; date scones from chefs Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook are paired with fleur de sel whipped butter for a sweet-salty flavor. We also have sugared lemon-rosemary scones, ginger-molasses scones, and more—read on to find your next weekend baking project.

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Strawberry-Almond Scones

Strawberry-Almond Scones
Con Poulos

When baking these scones, be sure to use whole wheat pastry flour, which is less dense than whole wheat flour. Mixing in some all-purpose white flour also lightens the texture of the scones, so they're more delicate and tender.

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Almond Flour Blueberry Scones

Almond Flour Blueberry Scones
© Emily Farris

A combination of almond and arrowroot flours makes for perfectly dense, crumbly breakfast scones in this easy-to-follow recipe.

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Double-Lemon Scones

double-lemon scones
© Marcus Nilsson

Lemon–poppy seed cake meets scones in this delightful recipe from F&W editor at large Justin Chapple.

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Date Scones with Fleur de Sel Whipped Butter

date scones
© Rick Poon

These tender scones offer an irresistible mix of sweet and salty thanks to the chopped dates in the batter and the salted butter served alongside.

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Sugared Lemon-Rosemary Scones

Sugared Lemon-Rosemary Scones
© Nicole Franzen

These tender, fragrant scones are especially easy to make because you roll the dough into a log, then slice.

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Glazed Lemon-Ginger Scones

lemon scones
© Con Poulos

Aimee Olexy’s lemony, cream-based scones are light, moist and laced with pieces of chewy candied ginger.

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Iced Cinnamon Bun Scones

Iced Cinnamon Bun Scones
© Dana Gallagher

If you want to make these scones in advance, they can be stored in an airtight container for up to two days.

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Cream Scones

Cream Scones
Photo by Huge Galdones / Food Styling by Christina Zerkis

These cream scones are a light morning or afternoon treat on their own and are adaptable to countless variations. You can add any combination of seasonings and extras to them.

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