Strawberry White Chocolate Scones

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If you've never made scones before - these Strawberry White Chocolate Scones are the perfect way to start!

Strawberry White Chocolate Scones on a baking sheet drizzled with a glaze.


 

Why I Love This Recipe

Let's get a few things out of the way up front: these are NOT dry scones. I just can't get into any scone that is dry. I don't want to dunk it into tea or coffee, I want it to be moist and delicious all on it's own. So after much re-jiggering to a few traditional scone recipes... here we are with the best Strawberry White Chocolate Scones!

Scones are one of those easy indulgences that make me happy. There are 2 tricks to making scones. First - grating the butter. You'll need ice cold butter for this recipe and then you'll grate it up on a box shredder and then fold it into the dry ingredients! That way the butter is evenly distributed throughout the Strawberry White Chocolate Scones and each bite it perfect.

The second tip is all about forming the scones. I'm a drop scone kinda gal - which means after you make the dough, you just drop balls of it into a baking sheet and stick it into the oven. Some people prefer to roll out the dough and cut it perfect triangles but I find that it's easier to overwork the dough that way. These drop Strawberry White Chocolate Scones are moist and tender and perfectly flaky.

Strawberry White Chocolate Scones on a baking sheet, fresh out of the oven.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Heavy cream
  • Strawberries
  • White chocolate chips or chunks

*For a full list of ingredients and instructions please see recipe card below.

How to Make Strawberry White Chocolate Scones

Step 1: Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar and gently whisk together.

Step 2: Add the grated cold butter to the dry mixture and toss to combine so the butter is evenly distributed.

Step 3: Fold the strawberries into the dry mixture along with the white chocolate chips.

Step 4: Make a well in the center and pour in the heavy cream. Fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the dough.

Step 5: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Chill the dough for at least 20 minutes - 4 hours for best baking results.

Step 6: Form 12 medium sized mounds out of the dough. The size can vary depending on if you want to stretch the recipe to make more. Arrange them on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the pre-heated oven for 16-20 minutes, or until the top just barely turned golden brown.

Step 7: Combine the lemon juice, powdered sugar and melted butter in a small bowl and whisk until no clumps remain.

Step 8: Once the Strawberry White Chocolate Scones have cooled, drizzle with the glaze and let cool.

Tips & Tricks

Whip these Strawberry White Chocolate Scones up next time you need to make breakfast, bring a dish to brunch, or just want to eat a little strawberry white chocolate goodness and I can promise you won't be disappointed! And if you don't have fresh strawberries on hand, you can easily substitute any other berry you prefer: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries etc.

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FAQs

What is the secret to making good scones?

The secret to making good scones is using cold butter and handling the dough as little as possible. Grating the butter also ensures that it's properly distributed!

What is better for scones buttermilk or heavy cream?

Either buttermilk or heavy cream can be used for making scones, but it ultimately depends on your personal preference and desired outcome. My recipe for Strawberry White Chocolate Scones always call for heavy cream and if we need a bit of a tang, I'll add a squeeze of lemon.

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Strawberry White Chocolate Scones

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 17 votes
These Strawberry White Chocolate Scones are moist, dotted with chocolate, and loaded with strawberries. They make for the perfect weekend treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter, cold, grated into small pieces
  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips or chunks

For the Glaze

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Instructions
 

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar and gently whisk together. Add the grated cold butter to the dry mixture and toss to combine so the butter is evenly distributed.
  • Fold the strawberries into the dry mixture along with the white chocolate chips. Make a well in the center and pour in the heavy cream. Fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the dough. Chill the dough for at least 20 minutes - 4 hours for best baking results.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Form 12 medium sized mounds out of the dough. The size can vary depending on if you want to stretch the recipe to make more. Arrange them on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the pre-heated oven for 16-20 minutes, or until the top just barely turned golden brown.
  • Combine the lemon juice, powdered sugar and melted butter in a small bowl and whisk until no clumps remain. Once the scones have cooled, drizzle with the glaze and let cool.

Notes

I love to make "drop" scones just like drop biscuits. It's so much quicker and easier than making fussy triangles. And if you don’t have fresh strawberries on hand, you can easily substitute any other berry you prefer: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries etc.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 602IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg
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79 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Great recipe. Just discovered it and have made twice in a week already. Trying same base but with chopped peaches instead of strawberries. This scone base and the instructions are great. Makes a really good scone that isn't dry.

  2. OMG. These strawberry white chocolate scones sound amazing. Could you make the dough the night before then drop and bake them the next morning?

  3. Hi Gaby,
    how soon in advance do you think I could make these for a brunch? Better yet, have you ever frozen them? THX!

4.95 from 17 votes (5 ratings without comment)

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