Sweetheart Scones Recipe

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"I've made these tender heart-shaped scones many times for my family and for special occasions," writes Debbie Graham from Creston, British Columbia. "They are especially pretty when split and filled with colorful jam."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • Red colored sugar, optional
  • Cherry, raspberry or strawberry jam

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 343 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 10-12 times. Roll to 2/3-in. thickness; cut with a 3-1/2-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake at 425° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire rack. Split scones in half. Spread bottom halves with jam; replace the tops. Serve warm. Yield: 10 scones.
Originally published as Sweetheart Scones in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p47

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