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Savory Cocktail Scones

Total Time

Prep: 55 min. Bake: 15 min.


16 servings (about 2/3 cup butter)

Updated: Aug. 04, 2022
Scones are comfort food to me, so I decided to make these savory scones with roasted garlic butter. The addition of bacon was a natural choice. Their cocktail size makes them fun; they also work for brunch.—Donna-Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
Savory Cocktail Scones Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk


  1. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off of garlic bulb. Brush with oil. Wrap bulb in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes. Squeeze softened garlic into a small bowl; mash with fork. Stir in butter; set aside.
  2. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the same skillet, cook and stir onion in the drippings until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown, about 30 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk the egg, sherry and cream; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Fold in onion and bacon.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Pat into a 10x5-in. rectangle. Using a floured knife, cut into eight 2-1/2-in. squares; cut each square diagonally in half.
  5. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet; brush with milk. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm, with garlic butter.

Nutrition Facts

1 scone with about 2 teaspoons butter: 204 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 297mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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