Heart-Shaped Cheese Scones Recipe
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Heart-Shaped Cheese Scones Recipe

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"When you set out a plate of these golden scones flecked with bits of cheddar cheese, everyone will know you've put your heart into your baking," assures Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana. "They're a nice alternative to biscuits."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoon milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 203 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 420 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda; stir in cheese. In small bowl, combine egg, sour cream, oil and milk. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients; stir in egg mixture just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface and knead gently 10-12 times. Gently pat out to 1/3-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. heart-shaped cutter. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Heart-Shaped Cheese Scones in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p8

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"I've been making these scones for years. They are easy to make and taste great. My kids all enjoy them. Sometimes I just pat the dough into a circle and make wedges."

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