Perfect Strawberry Scones

These strawberry scones are soft and wonderful. I brought these over to my nieces birthday party and all 4 of my sisters asked for the recipe. Learn how to make strawberry scones! | natashaskitchen.com

I knew I found a winner when I tasted these Strawberry Scones. They were perfect; billowy, soft, crumbly, studded with a generous amount of fresh strawberries, and topped with a drizzle downpour of sweet glaze. Pair these with a mug of coffee and you’re set! If you’ve never attempted scones, you have to know they’re easy to make! More good news: once you have a good scone base, you can make all kinds of modifications for either sweet or savory scones.

You’ve probably eaten scones, but have you tried making them? There’s nothin’ to it! And the greatest part is, once you have a basic scone recipe, you can make it a hundred different ways; everything from dessert scones to savory biscuits.

These strawberry scones are soft and wonderful. I brought these over to my nieces birthday party and all 4 of my sisters and my Mom asked if I had the recipe posted yet; they wanted it!

This recipe was adapted from Better Homes and Gardens. 

 

Learn How to Make Strawberry Scones:

1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. In a large mixing bowl, stir together 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 Tbsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Add 1/2 cup (or 8 Tbsp) cold diced butter and cut it into the flour using a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gently toss in chopped fresh strawberries. Make a well/indentation in the center and set aside.

2. In a second bowl, beat 2 beaten eggs then stir in 1/2 cup heavy cream. Add all of the egg mixture to flour mixture and use a large spoon to gently stir just until moistened. Do not over-mix.

3. Turn dough out onto generously floured sheet of parchment paper. Pull dough together and pat/shape it into a 3/4-inch-thick circle. Cut circle into 12 wedges and pull apart slightly. they should be at least 1/2″ apart.

4. Brush wedges with 1 Tbsp milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 400˚F for 15-16 min or until golden.

These strawberry scones are soft and wonderful. I brought these over to my nieces birthday party and all 4 of my sisters asked for the recipe. Learn how to make strawberry scones!

How to Make Easy Scone Glaze Recipe:

1. Stir together 2/3 cup powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp milk then drizzle over the top. Easily thicken glaze by adding more powdered sugar and thin it with more milk. Serve scones warm or at room temperature.

These strawberry scones are soft and wonderful. I brought these over to my nieces birthday party and all 4 of my sisters asked for the recipe. Learn how to make strawberry scones!

In the rare case you have leftovers: store covered in refrigerator and place in microwave for 15 seconds to reheat.

These strawberry scones are soft and wonderful. I brought these over to my nieces birthday party and all 4 of my sisters asked for the recipe. Learn how to make strawberry scones!

Print-Friendly Scones Recipe:

Strawberry Scones Recipe

4 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

I knew I found a winner when I tasted these Strawberry Scones. This recipe makes 12 scones and each is perfect; billowy, soft, crumbly and studded with a generous amount of fresh strawberries, then drizzled with a simple sweet glaze.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$8
Calories: 249 kcal
Servings: 12 people (makes 12 scones)

Ingredients

Strawberry Scone Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • Tbsp granulated sugar
  • Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4  tsp salt
  • 1/2  cup (8 Tbsp or 1 stick) unsalted butter (chilled and diced)
  • cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (chilled)
  • 1 Tbsp milk to brush the top
  • 1/2 Tbsp course sugar to sprinkle the top

Ingredients for Easy Scone Glaze:

  • 2/3  cup Confectioners (Powdered) sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Milk

Instructions

How to Make Strawberry Scones:

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. In a large bowl, stir together 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 Tbsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Add 1/2 cup diced butter and cut it into flour using pastry blender until mixture resembles pea-sized coarse crumbs. Gently toss in chopped strawberries. Make an indentation in the center and set bowl aside.

  2. In a second small mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs then stir in 1/2 cup heavy cream. Add the egg mixture to flour mixture and use a large spoon to gently stir just until moistened. Do not over-mix.

  3. Place dough onto generously floured sheet of parchment paper. Pull dough together and shape it into a 3/4-inch-thick circle. Cut into 12 equal wedges and pull them apart slightly (at least 1/2" apart).

  4. Brush wedges with 1 Tbsp milk, sprinkle with coarse sugar and bake at 400˚F for 15-16 min, or until puffed and golden.

How to Make Scone Glaze Recipe:

  1. Stir together 2/3 cup powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp milk. Easily thicken glaze by adding more powdered sugar and thin it out with more milk. Drizzle glaze over scones and serve scones warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.
*In the rare case you have leftovers: store covered in refrigerator and place in microwave for 15 seconds to reheat.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Scones Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Potassium 164mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Sugars 9g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8.4%
Vitamin C 8.6%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

These strawberry scones are soft and wonderful. I brought these over to my nieces birthday party and all 4 of my sisters asked for the recipe. Learn how to make strawberry scones!

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  • Dorothy Woodall Peterson
    July 1, 2018

    Yum!!! Made these last week and was very impressed with the recipe. Definitely a keeper. Lovely summer dessert. I did have a little problem getting the dough to stick together, next time I will knead it on the counter instead of bowl. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 2, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it Dorothy! Reply

  • Jeni
    June 10, 2018

    Thanks for a yummy recipe! I made these today with strawberries from our CSA and they turned out great! So great, my husband starting eating one before I could even take a picture. Reply

    • Natasha
      June 10, 2018

      Thank you Jeni, for such a nice review and you are very welcome 😀 Reply

  • Meg
    June 9, 2018

    Dear Natasha, in your strawberry scones recipe … What is the meaning of 1 cup 1 stick butter … Is that mean by 1 cup + 1 stick butter?.. tq Reply

    • Natasha
      June 9, 2018

      Hi Meg, I apologize that didn’t transfer clearly to the print-friendly recipe. It is supposed to be 1/2 cup or 1 stick of butter or 8 Tbsp. Reply

  • Nina
    May 24, 2018

    Hi Natasha.
    Love cooking and baking using your recipes 🙂 made this scones first time and double them because had some family over. Turned out great and very delicious 😊 Thanks for the recipe 😊
    P.S. on one batch I used powder sugar with lemon juice for glaze. Taste amazing but your glaze recipe gives nicer look for scones 🙂 I probably will use two glaze for taste and look 😁 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2018

      Hello Nina! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thank YOU for following and sharing your wonderful review with other readers! Reply

  • Lynn
    March 18, 2018

    Hi… the recipe calls for 1-1/2 cups flour in the initial instructions, but the recipe card calls for 2-1/2. Which is it?
    Thanks, Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 19, 2018

      Oh my goodness! I can’t believe I missed that. It is 2 1/2 as in the ingredients lists. Thank you so much for bringing that to my attention! Reply

      • Lynn
        March 25, 2018

        Oh, good! Thank you. I guess that’s why mine didn’t turn out.. Delicious, but kind of flat 🙂 Reply

  • Sadia
    March 15, 2018

    Hi, do you use salted or unsalted butter? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 15, 2018

      Hi Sadia, I generally use unsalted butter in all of my recipes. I believe I have that in the print-friendly section 🙂 I hope you love the recipe! Reply

  • Inna Stepanchuk
    May 22, 2017

    Natasha can you please email me the recipe of strawberry scones when i click the link for recipe it gives me totally different one that I made before I cant view your and i love yours..please Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 22, 2017

      Hi Inna, maybe you are referring to my cranberry orange scones? This was a guest post that I did for Better Homes and Gardens a while back and they specifically asked me not to share the recipe but just to link to my post on their site. Here is their original recipe and Here is the link to the modifications I made of the recipe. I wish it was easier but they requested it this way (and it’s one of the reasons I don’t guest post like this anymore!) Sorry for the inconvenience! Reply

  • CAROL MCCARTHY
    May 17, 2017

    I would love to see a video of the scones recipe please. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 17, 2017

      I love that suggestion and thank you! I will add that to my list 🙂 Reply

  • Natallia
    August 27, 2016

    I made them yesterday and the dough turned out very sticky, I added much more flour and they still turned out chewy.. could it be because of extra fresh strawberries? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 27, 2016

      Yes, adding extra strawberries adds more moisture to the recipe which would make it seem like you need more flour but adding more would make it chewy. The dough is supposed to be a little moist and sticky when you’re forming the dough but not too moist. Reply

  • ZS
    June 22, 2016

    What can I say: it is D E L I C I O U S !!! I just made them. I saved only 2 scones for husband’s tomorrow breakfast… Almost all of them are gone. My cousin that came from Ukraine asked for more scones, after he tried one. My husband who is a scone lover ate 2 scones without stopping… I barely could stay away from those delicious scones. Panera Bread’ s and Starbucks’s scones nothing comparing to this one…
    Since I do not have powder sugar, actually I forgot to purchased, I added 3.5 tbsp. Of sugar to the recipe. It came out great. I thought it would not be that sweet. But it was good. Maybe 4 tbsp. Of sugar would work fine… milk and scones are delicious..

    Thank you for posting and sharing this recipe. I am glad that I found this recipe tonight… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      I’m so happy you all loved the scones!! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. You should definitely try the cranberry orange ones next! 🙂 Reply

      • ZS
        June 23, 2016

        Yes, I tried them already, back in the winter time…
        Cranberry orange scones they’re standard ones (I mean it is everywhere, tons of recipes; all recipes are similar, but techniques of preparing them are different. I even developed my own recipe for cranberry orange scones with all changes based on comments from my relatives when I baked 10 different types of orange cranberry scones (ingredients vary little bit, same as techniques). My husband is very picky about scones, especially cranberry orange scones. They should not be extremely soft, extra loaded with cranberries, and many more. In order to develop that type of scones it requires some tricks and tips to technique of baking scones. I mean those scones definitely perfect for winter).
        However, strawberry scones they are something… On my opinion, strawberry scones are one of the best type of scones… and I think they’re much better than just perfect for summer days… Cannot think of a word that will be applicable to strawberry scones description… Just WOW….
        Oh with those scones, you just don’t image how many people (friend and family) I will surprise with those scones.
        Thank you once again Reply

      • ZS
        June 23, 2016

        oh by the way, since I previously baked scones and I know how dough should look like, I had to add about 1/4 cup of flour additionally to 2-1/2 cups.
        I think sometimes it depends on flour. I switched from All purpose Flour to Self Rising Flour (King Arthur) few month ago for my baking. Why? I really like to watch how my dough raising while baking. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 23, 2016

          Hi, yes I agree different flours require varying amounts, even between all-purpose flours like American vs Canadian. Reply

  • Katy
    October 22, 2015

    I made these and they tasted nothing like scones…the mixture was very sticky, I dont know what I did wrong! I kept adding more flour and still they were sticky. I baked them anyway, came out horrible…. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 22, 2015

      It’s so hard to say what might have gone wrong without being there. Did you change anything in the ingredients or process? Reply

      • Katy
        November 5, 2015

        I added raspberry instead of strawberry, maybe that ruined them, but I thought you can substitute with anything. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          November 5, 2015

          Were they fresh raspberries? I haven’t tried fresh raspberries, but I imagine you would have to be very gentle with them so they don’t burst before you get them in the oven. What happened exactly? Reply

  • alla
    July 28, 2015

    So I made the strawberry scones a few weeks ago and they were gone with in a couple of hours. So yummy. On Sunday morning I was up with the baby early in the morning so decided to make these again except we didn’t have fresh strawberries so I used black current and freeze dried strawberries. Amazingly delicious. I saw my family purposely making tea or coffee just to have some scones. I cant blame them because your recipe is delicious. Thank you cousin for posting such yummy recipes all the time. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 28, 2015

      That’s awesome that they were making tea or coffee just to have scones. Thanks for sharing that it works well with the black current or freeze dried strawberries! Anytime my dear 🙂 Reply

  • irina burykina
    June 19, 2015

    I made these this morning for my husband. The glaze was delicious and made them sweeter. The only problem I had was that the dough was sticky so I had to add a lot more flour and that increased the baking time but otherwise they were delicious 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 19, 2015

      Hmmmm.. what kind of flour did you use? It’s normal for it to be a little sticky. How sticky was it? Reply

      • irina burykina
        June 21, 2015

        It was really sticky. I had to knead the dough but i dont know what kind of flour it was. We just got married and we’re staying with his parents while our house is getting finished up. The in-laws and my husbands brothers loved the scones. They were gone real fast. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 21, 2015

          I’m glad they still worked out 🙂 I hope your new husband was very impressed. I wasn’t much of a baker when I got married – I think it was a couple years into it that I made my first cake and it wasn’t very good but my husband was so nice and ate it :-O (don’t tell anyone). lol. Congratulations on getting married! God bless your new family! Reply

  • Katy
    June 10, 2015

    YES! I have been looking for a good summer scone and the last strawberry scone recipe I’d found left me in a temper. That was a bagel, not a scone, my goodness.
    But these? JUST what I was looking for! I added a healthy dose of fresh strawberries and raspberries, and they are perfect. I recently acquired a strawberries & creme tea and these go lovely with it! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 10, 2015

      Katy, welcome to the site and thank you for the great review, enjoy :). Reply

  • Kelly
    March 28, 2015

    Made these this morning and they are the most delicious scones I’ve ever made! So fluffy and perfect! Big hit with the whole family! I plan to make them again next week when family is visiting. Thank you for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 28, 2015

      I’m so happy you loved the scones! Thanks for sharing your awesome review 🙂 Reply

  • Natalya Akimov
    February 14, 2015

    I’m wondering if I can freeze these? Can I freeze the dough and then just bake them a little longer or would the strawberries be too runny? Or should I bake them and then freeze them and thaw and when we’re in the mood for scones bake just to hear them up right before eating? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 14, 2015

      Hi Natalya, to be honest, I haven’t tried freezing them so I’m not sure if that would work either pre-or post baking the scones. I’d have to experiment to be sure. If you do try it, let me know how it goes. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. Reply

  • Luda
    December 4, 2014

    I like your basic recipe, from now on will be using it, instead of the one I used before. I used whole wheat flour (trying to make it a little healthier since I can easily eat 4-5 scones a day :-). Also, instead of strawberries used more seasonal stuff: cranberries, fresh apple and some cinnamon.
    For whatever reason I just love scones. Perhaps because their taste reminds me of ‘pryaniki’ my mom used to bake back in Ukraine Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 4, 2014

      I love the idea of substituting with more seasonal fruits. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with me 🙂 Reply

  • luba
    June 21, 2014

    I made it!!!!…………It’s soooooo good!!!!
    Thank you , Natasha for the recipie! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2014

      That’s fantastic! I’m so happy that you enjoyed it!! Reply

  • Oksana
    May 12, 2014

    I made them Saturday. Now those will be my go to recipe for a quick dessert in case company is around the corner. I left some without the glaze so my diabetic mom can eat some too. Thanks. I’ve never made scones before, and here this recipe only requires the easiest ingredients. I did omit basil and freeze dried strawberries just because I didn’t have any on hand.
    If I use raspberries next time, do you think they would turn out too runny? and would I need to chop them in half at all? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 12, 2014

      I think you could do them whole or halved. Fresh raspberries would be delicious! I love that idea! I’m so glad your first scones experience was a great one 😉 Reply

  • Alya
    May 10, 2014

    Hi Natasha,
    Do you think they would be okay without the glaze? I don’t buy powdered sugar so it’s easier to just omit it. Unless you can tell me of another way to make a different glaze? Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 10, 2014

      If you have a good food processor, you can make your own powdered sugar by pulsing regular granulated sugar. I do like the glaze because the scones themselves aren’t very sweet so the glaze adds the perfect amount of sweetness. I suppose you could drizzle them with honey just before serving if you wanted a more natural route. Reply

      • Alya
        May 11, 2014

        Unfortunately, I don’t have a food processor. I tried to make a glaze by bringing equal parts water and brown sugar to a boil. It wasn’t getting thick enough though and I didn’t know how to fix it… so I just ended up omitting the glaze. To make up for the sweetness, I added a tablespoon more to the dough. Also, my strawberries were REALLY sweet. They turned out wonderful. Thank you for all your recipes! They never disappoint 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          May 11, 2014

          Thank you Alya! I’m so glad you liked the scones. 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day to you also! 🙂 Reply

  • Delicious scones! They actually look like little Russian pies from my childhood that I loved! These will be great for Mother’s Day! Congrats on BHG guest post! How cool is that? Have not visited your blog in a while – my life has gotten busy – you have changed your design somewhat, didn’t you? Looks very nice! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 10, 2014

      Hi Julia! What have you been up to? Yes, I did change up the design. I’m so glad you like it 🙂 Thank you; I feel like I have to pinch myself sometimes. BHG is awesome! Have you applied to be a BHG insider? It’s been such a blessing for me and my blog to be a part of that 🙂 Reply

  • Irina
    May 9, 2014

    Just made these….for dinner 🙂
    SO SO GOOD! I’m always looking for a new scone recipe and this is so fast and easy, but most importantly, DELICIOUS. Only thing I did differently was use buttermilk instead of half n half or heavy cream….cause I’m wild like dat 🙂 turned out really good. thanks for the post and so excite for the better home opportunity. God bless u and ur family. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 10, 2014

      I love that you’re wild like dat. lol. Now I’m excited to try it with buttermilk! Thanks for the tip 🙂 Reply

  • iren
    May 9, 2014

    Congratulations with BHG . . . now you should be a guest with
    “In the Kitchen with Dave” on QVC…. 🙂

    Happy Mother’s Day and thanks for all of your recipes.

    Irena……. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 9, 2014

      That sounds like fun! 😉 Thank you so much, Irena. You’re so sweet 🙂 Reply

  • Natasha
    May 9, 2014

    Made them yesterday! Mmm! Absolutely wonderful! Nothing left of them… Do today, per kids request, making twice as much. This time they’ll be with cranberries and walnuts and some orange zest.
    Thanks for great recipe!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 9, 2014

      Oh my goodness cranberries and walnuts and orange zest. Yum!! If you post a picture of them somewhere, tag me. I really want to see that. You’re making me desperate for scones here! 😉 Reply

  • Vera
    May 9, 2014

    Looks great and yummy. Cant wait to make them. Can you post them here with your directions? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 9, 2014

      Thank you Vera. They didn’t want me to do that since this is a guest post. Follow the links above to find the recipe. It’s so easy and delicious! I hope you give it a whirl 🙂 Reply

  • Hooray!!!! Strawberry scones!!! I know what I’ll be eating this weekend…I say “what I’ll be eating” because I don’t think I’m going to want to share any of these fabulous scones! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 8, 2014

      Ha! Thanks Lindsey. I should caution you, it’s hard to stop at just one when they are warm and freshly drizzled with glaze. Oh boy!!! Reply

  • Valentina
    May 8, 2014

    Could you please post your instructions and photos up here like you do for all of your recipes? I went on the BHG website but their instructions are a bit confusing especially with some changes that you made. Also.. is that raw sugar that you used? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 8, 2014

      Yes, I used raw sugar because I thought it looked nicer to have larger granules of sugar. They didn’t want me to post the recipe here since it was a guest post. It looks like I’ll have to make another version sometime soon! 😉 My best advice would be to print their original recipe and follow along with the pictures on the tutorial I posted on the BHG blog. They really are very easy to assemble. I hope you love them! 🙂 Reply

  • Alenaspb
    May 8, 2014

    Hi Natasha!
    oh my goodness, these may be my all time favorite breakfast…like ever.
    I cannot wait to make these
    I hope you will enjoy your Mother’s Day with your sweet one!  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 8, 2014

      Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day also. They are a nice treat for breakfast 🙂 Reply

  • Tatyana
    May 8, 2014

    Wow! Looks gorgeous!!! Can I use frozen strawberries or blueberries? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 8, 2014

      I think frozen strawberries might be a little moist for these. Frozen blueberries can get a little juicy also. Fresh fruit is best for scones. Reply

      • Tatyana
        May 8, 2014

        Thank you. Reply

  • May 8, 2014

    You are seriously amazing and good for BHG for recognizing it! Congratulations! I am so happy for you and the scones look fantastic. You are so right that with a basic recipe you can make so many versions. I once made black currant and red currants scones and to my surprise, my kids gobbled them up just the same. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 8, 2014

      Thank you so much, Julia. I was pretty floored when they asked me, and honored, and excited, and floored. Currant scones? That sounds amazing! Reply

  • May 8, 2014

    These scones are gorgeous! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 8, 2014

      Chloe thank you so much 🙂 Reply

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