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Garlic Butter and Cheddar Scones

Garlic Butter and Cheddar Scones | thefirstyearblog.com
Oh my deliciousness. My mouth is already salivating thinking about these garlic butter and cheddar scones.

Bread. Cheese. Butter. Garlic. Am I speaking your food love language?

Garlic Butter and Cheddar Scones | thefirstyearblog.com
These scones are best paired with 2 words..

fried chicken.

I don’t care if it’s from KFC or if I have to dig out the imaginary deep fryer.. whenever I whip up these scones I turn into a mishmash of Paula Deen and “The Colonel”.

Given the butter in the background of my pictures, I’ll just start endorsing Paula’s butter melting dish now.

Garlic Butter and Cheddar Scones | thefirstyearblog.com
But in all seriousness, this recipe only has 4 tbsp of butter. Plus if you use whole wheat flour and low fat yogurt, you’re already on your way to healthier savory scones!

Garlic Butter and Cheddar Scones | thefirstyearblog.com
As much as I adore these scones with fried chicken, we love them with pasta too.

Garlic Butter and Cheddar Scones

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 scones


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tbsp butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Mix the flour, ground mustard, spices, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar in a bowl.
  3. Add the garlic and butter, then use your hands to combine it into the dry ingredients until the butter is mostly gone.
  4. Add in the cheese and mix.
  5. In a separate bowl mix the egg and yogurt. Add this to the dry ingredients, and stir or use your hands to combine until a soft dough forms. The dough may seem dry, but keep kneading and all of it will combine.
  6. Divide the dough into 6 equal balls and flatten with your hand so they are about 3-4 inches wide.
  7. Place them on the baking sheet and bake for 20-23 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Short & Sweet


Garlic Butter and Cheddar Scones | thefirstyearblog.com
Sunday dinner is all set – pair these cheesy, buttery scones with one of our favorite pasta dishes – mostaccioli or sun dried tomato spinach pasta.

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  1. I don’t make savory scones enough! These look great!

    • I know! I don’t make them enough either, I usually stick to sweet scones, but these are delicious!

  2. These look amazing Beth. Garlic and butter – so yummy!

  3. This is definitely my love language :)

  4. Mmmmmm butter, garlic and carbs!! Yes, you are speaking to me!

  5. Those are some awesome looking biscuits! Perfect side to a cheesy pasta dish!!!

  6. Love the recipe! But, um, shouldn’t that be “The Colonel,” not “The Kernel”?? lol I don’t think he was a kernel of corn. ;)

    • Oh gosh! After much googling, I see how I got confused! Thanks for the heads of Beverly!

  7. You had me at butter. These look SO yummy. Now that I live in the south, I am giving myself license to eat all the buttery food I want, with no guilt. Can’t wait to give these a try. I love your recipes and your beautiful site!

    • Hi Michelle! You have the best excuse to eat all the buttery foods you want.. thank you for coming by!

  8. These look SO good Beth! Wish I was having a few for dinner :) Pinned!

    • I know, I wish food from other bloggers would magically appear on my table all the time :-)

  9. These look amazing!!! Such a great combination of flavors! Garlic, butter and cheese! My favorites.

    • Thank you Mallory! I agree with you, it’s hard to pass up this great combo!

  10. These scones look AMAZING. I’ve never made scones but I’ve been wanting to make them.

    • Meagan, thank you friend! You’ve never made scones?!! This needs to change!

  11. I have not tried making scones yet but boy do I want to! These look wonderful!

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