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…

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

Add some butter into your dry ingredients…

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

And blend together using your pastry cutter.

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

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.

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

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…

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

Slice it into the traditional wedges…

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

And separate them to bake.

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

Bake them up until they are golden brown…

Bacon Cheddar Scones |

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
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 heaping cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 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 ~ 1/2 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 3/4 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


40 Responses

  1. 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!

  2. Yum these look amazing! That bacon is so crispy and not to mention the cheese. We always have scone for breakfast in Australia, in fact they are must for Sunday morning breakfast.
    These need nothing more than butter or more cheese. Perfect!

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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!!!

  8. Sandy

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

  9. Sandy

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

  10. 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 🙂

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