Bacon Cheddar Scones

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

These Bacon Cheddar Scones are the perfect dinner side or simple breakfast!  Perfectly crunchy on the outside and soft and buttery on the inside.

I know these scones might not look like much.

But I am obsessed with them.  And basically all scones, frankly.


I was one of those people who said they didn’t like scones.  Well, that was because I had never had one done properly.

Scones must be crusty and flaky on the outside, while tender and buttery on the inside.

And I promise they aren’t as tricky as you would think!


Anyhow, in my quest to make the perfect scone I discovered the recipe for these savory scones.

I mean, bacon and cheddar?  How can it be bad?


Also, let me say that scones are the perfect lady food…and what I am doing today with a bunch of other blogger friends is participating in an online baby shower for our friend Jamie.


Jamie is the classy lady behind My Baking Addiction.  I have been a fan of hers for years and am SO happy that she is expecting a little baby baking addict.


So yeah.  Scones, babies and Jamie.

It’s a perfect day!

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

These have a few steps, but they are all simple. Promise.

Just fry up some bacon… You’ll want it nice and crispy.

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

Then chop it into bits…

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Add some butter into your dry ingredients…

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And blend together using your pastry cutter.

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Stir in some cheese next.  Oh yeah!

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

Add in your bacon, chives if you’re feeling crazy and some cream…

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

Work that together until it forms a dough.

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Work it out on a lightly floured surface into a circle.

Then place it on a baking sheet and brush with a little more cream…

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Slice it into the traditional wedges…

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And separate them to bake.

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Bake them up until they are golden brown…

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And serve with or without butter.  But I say WITH butter.

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

So so so yummy!


Now go check out all the other amazing goodies for Jamie’s shower:

Amber from Bluebonnets & Brownies | Lemon Strawberry Cupcakes
Julie from The Little Kitchen | Pistachio Pudding Cupcakes
Jen from My Kitchen Addiction | Sugar and Spice Cookies
Shaina from Food for My Family | Vanilla Raspberry Mini Meringue Kisses
Glory from Glorious Treats | Modern decorated cookies
Cheryl from TidyMom | Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream
Katie from Good Life {Eats} | Raspberry Hibiscus Soda
Aimee from SimpleBites | How to freeze a big batch of homemade waffles
Amanda from I am Baker | Heath Bar Cake
Steph from Steph Chows | PB oatmeal cookies
Allison from Some the Wiser | Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
Megan from Stetted | Strawberry Jalapeno Palmiers
Shelly from Cookies & Cups | Bacon Cheddar Scones
Emily from Jelly Toast | Meyer Lemon Scones
Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Samoa Layer Cake


Bacon Cheddar Scones
makes 8 scones
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 heaping cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream, to brush on top
  • optional ~ 2 Tbsp chopped chives
  • optional ~ ½ tsp garlic powder
  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. in a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and garlic powder (if adding). Using a pastry cutter, mix in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Stir in cheddar cheese. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl combine ¾ cup heavy cream, chopped bacon and chives (If adding).
  5. Make a well in center of dry ingredients and pour heavy cream mixture into the well. Using your hands or a fork work the dough until it comes together adding the 2 Tbsp of extra heavy cream as needed. Dough will be slightly dry, but will hold together.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for 1 minute and form into a circle, about 1 inch thick.
  7. Place dough onto prepared baking sheet and cut into 8 equal triangles. Separate the triangles and bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden.
  8. Serve warm.
adapted from Midwest Living magazine


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Cookbook Queen
January 14, 2014 8:09 am

Oh my gosh, need. NEEEEEED. Would dipping these in cream gravy be overkill? Probably? Crap.

January 14, 2014 8:29 am

I love that you clarified that they can be for breakfast as well. Thats good to know! I will probably never find out if they actually taste good for breakfast though… I really can’t see them lasting beyond dinner! Beautiful recipe!

Sarah Toasty
January 14, 2014 8:31 am

Savory scone! They are definitely the perfect lady food… happy baby shower, Jamie!

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies
January 14, 2014 9:05 am

I’m with Kristan. Let’s cover ’em in cream gravy too. I made bacon cheddar scones a while back, but instead of chives I added rosemary. Chives are a *great* idea. Why didn’t I think of that?! You’re just too good at this baking thing, Shelly. Thank you so much for celebrating Jamie and Baby E today. <3

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction
January 14, 2014 9:12 am

I am completely on board with all things bacon. These look great! I’ve been trying to cut back on sugar, so these are practically health food, right??

Erin | The Law Student
January 14, 2014 9:26 am

TOTALLY agree that anyone who says they don’t like scones just hasn’t tried a good one yet! One bite of these bacony-cheesey wedges and any doubters would be sold for life.

January 14, 2014 9:28 am

The most perfect scone I ever had (and still dream about) was at the Farmers Market in Austin while we were at BHF!……these look just as incredible with a flavor combo that can’t be beat!! GREAT idea Shelly!

January 14, 2014 9:30 am

Yes please…wow!! Must make these soooon!!

Aimee @ Simple Bites
January 14, 2014 11:02 am

I’ve got to make a batch of these soon. Love this combo!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
January 14, 2014 11:40 am

I love you for making these. Yummers!!!

Laura @ Laura
January 14, 2014 12:01 pm

These scones look absolutely delicious! What a fun idea for a baby shower 🙂

Glory/ Glorious Treats
January 14, 2014 12:28 pm

OOH, these look so good!! Perfect for any time of day for sure!!

January 14, 2014 12:58 pm

Oh my… bacon and cheddar! Swoon! These savory scones sound amazing!

Emily {Jelly Toast}
January 14, 2014 1:50 pm

Wow, Shelly! These are, in a word, perfect. Bacon? yes, please! Cheese? Oh yeah! And I am totally with you on the butter thing, too. I would eat these for breakfast in a heartbeat – and now I will be checking my fridge to make sure I have bacon!

Emily @ Life on Food
January 14, 2014 1:58 pm

My husband always gives me a hard time about scones…too feminine or something. These though he couldn’t help but sample.

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
January 14, 2014 2:31 pm

I want one now!!

Shashi @
January 14, 2014 3:28 pm

I love scones – but haven’t had them in awhile. These savory scones look so great – what an awesome idea to combine cheddar and bacon into a scone!

January 14, 2014 4:33 pm

I’m starving…and want one now! They look and sound delish. Of course, bacon makes everything better!


Coco in the Kitchen
January 14, 2014 5:06 pm

Delicious and so easy!
I love these scones. They’d be great for breakfast w eggs and a good cup of coffee.

January 14, 2014 6:40 pm

I am also one of those “i don’t like scones” people… these might change my mind 🙂 the bacon doesn’t hurt either 😉

bridget {bake at 350}
January 14, 2014 6:56 pm

Oh, congrats to Jamie!!! And, YAY for bacon!!!

Laura @ Laura
January 14, 2014 9:39 pm

I adore scones and bacon! This is the recipe for me!

January 14, 2014 9:56 pm

Cheese and bacon in a scone? Count me in!

Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas
January 14, 2014 11:47 pm

Oh hey, I recognize that half stick butter container 😉 Love these scones…bacon cheddar anything, I’m on board!

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
January 15, 2014 12:08 am

What is not to love?! I can’t wait to make these for my ffamily!

Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

Bacon and cheddar I’m in! Delish!

Betsy |
January 15, 2014 1:56 am

I love everything about these scones! Bacon + Cheese = SO GOOD!

January 15, 2014 10:36 am

You had me at bacon! Yum!!

January 15, 2014 12:15 pm

So if you don’t have a pastry cutter?…..

Annie @ Annie
January 15, 2014 12:48 pm

Ooh yum, I love bacon and cheese together, and I was the same as you! Thinking I didn’t like scones – well then I made some haha! I ate nothing but fruit scones for breakfast for almost a year!! Totally addicting lol – I’ll definitely be making these 🙂

Jamie | My Baking Addiction
January 15, 2014 1:42 pm

I’ve been craving scones something fierce the last 2 weeks, so I finally broke down and made some. And let’s face it, I’m always craving bacon, so these are absolute perfection in my book. Thanks so much for celebrating Baby E! You gals are pretty amazing!!!

January 15, 2014 2:48 pm

The possibilities are endless. Try turkey/ham/cheddar, beef/caramelized onion/provolone, zucchini/sun dried tomato/asiago. All equally delicious.

January 15, 2014 2:50 pm

The possibilities are endless. Try turkey/ham/cheddar, beef/caramelized onion/provolone, zucchini/sun dried tomato/asiago. They are all equally delicious.

Jenny Flake
January 15, 2014 7:27 pm

Ohhhhh, yah! Looks like my kind of scone 🙂

January 17, 2014 10:58 am

I am really wishing I had one of these for breakfast.

Sandra Clapp
Sandra Clapp
January 23, 2014 1:29 pm

I put dill weed in them instead of chives yum

January 23, 2014 6:54 pm

Thank you! These are amazing. I think it is the best thing I have ever baked. My fiancé and my nephew and I ate two each and are fighting over the last ones…love to post photo? I will make for breakfast at our B&B and give you credit 🙂

Kayla Seah @ Not Your Standard
January 30, 2014 3:58 pm

I can’t believe these exist. They look incredible.

March 28, 2014 4:44 pm

Made these with aged white cheddar and they were to die for!! Thinking of adding sausage next time