Everything Cream Cheese Scones

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Everything cream cheese scones are a delightful treat that can be enjoyed any time of day. Whether you’re looking for a sweet breakfast or a flavorful snack, these scones are sure to satisfy your cravings.

A delicious everything cream cheese scones.

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Our everything cream cheese scones are incredibly irresistible and unlike any other scone you’ve ever tasted. These delectable treats take the traditional cream cheese scone to the next level by incorporating everything bagel seasoning. The result is a tantalizing combination of flavors that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

If you’re looking for more scone recipes, try these Bacon Cheddar Scones, Strawberry Scones and Cinnamon Bun Scones.

A cutting board with everything scones on them.

Why We Love This Cream Cheese Scone Recipe

These everything cream cheese scones have quickly become a favorite in our kitchen, and it’s easy to see why. Their unique combination of fluffy texture, tangy cream cheese, and savory everything bagel seasoning creates a flavor experience like no other. The scones come together in just 35 minutes, making them a perfect option for a quick and satisfying treat. Since this scone recipe is made with both cream cheese and butter they are super moist and tender.

  • Easy Ingredients: The ingredients in this scone recipe are super simple and can be most likely found in your pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Kids love the soft and fluffy texture of these cream cheese scones, making them a hit for the whole family.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: If you have any leftovers, these scones make for great sandwich bread or can just be enjoyed as a simple snack.

Ingredient Notes for Everything Bagel Seasoning Scone

Flour, butter, cream, cream cheese and everything but the bagel seasoning.
  • Flour: The foundation of these cream cheese scones, all-purpose flour, works best to achieve a light and tender texture.
  • Cream Cheese: Cream cheese is the star ingredient that adds richness and a delightful tanginess to the scones. Make sure your cream cheese is cold and cubed before adding it to the dough mixture.
  • Everything but the Bagel Seasoning: This seasoning blend, typically consisting of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and salt, adds a burst of flavor to the scones. It provides a unique twist to the traditional scone experience, making them even more irresistible.

See my recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

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Variations and Substitutions

You can customize the flavors and textures of these cream cheese scones to suit your preferences. Get creative in the kitchen and don’t be afraid to experiment with the process of making these scones your own.

  • Homemade Seasoning: Put your own spin on the flavor of these savory scones by making your own seasoning blend! Experiment with different combinations of herbs, spices, and seeds to create a custom seasoning mix that suits your taste preferences.
  • Buttermilk: For a tangier and more tender scone, swap out the regular milk with buttermilk in the recipe. The slight acidity of buttermilk also contributes to the overall rise and tenderness of the scones.
  • Food Processor: Mix the scone dough in a food processor to make it easier.

How to Make Everything Cream Cheese Scones

This recipe combines the rich and creamy flavor of cream cheese with the bold seasoning blend found in everything bagels. The result is a perfectly balanced scone that’s not too spicy but packed with flavor.

These are the basic steps for making everything cream cheese savory scones. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Making the bagel mixture.

Step 1: Prepare Oven and Baking Sheets

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.

Step 2: Mix Flour Ingredients with Butter and Cream Cheese

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, including a tablespoon of baking powder. Add in the cold, cubed butter and cream cheese. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, mix together the dry ingredients and cut in butter and cream cheese. Blend until mixture is crumbly and butter pieces are about pea size.

Forming and rolling out the dough.

Step 3: Mix in Rest of Ingredients and Knead

In a separate small bowl, mix together the egg and milk. Add the whisked egg and milk to the flour mixture and use a spoon to gently fold until well combined. Add in the chopped chives and stir. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and begin to gently knead until smooth and fully mixed.

Cut the dough into squares and topping with the everything but the bagel seasoning.

Step 4: Cut Dough and Bake

After the biscuit dough is kneaded, use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter to cut into an 8×6 rectangle and make triangles. Place the scone pieces 2 inches apart from each other on the prepared baking sheet. Whisk together an egg white and water and brush it over the top of the scone. Sprinkle scones with everything bagel spices and chives. Bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool on a wire cooling rack.

Recipe FAQs about these Cream Cheese Scones

Absolutely! Freezing the scone dough is a convenient option for future baking. To do this, shape the dough into a disc and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Place it in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months.

If you’re not a fan of poppy seeds or don’t have them on hand, there are several alternatives you can use. Sesame seeds make a great substitute and provide a similar nutty flavor and crunchy texture.

Freezing the butter before using it is a helpful tip for achieving the best scones possible. Cold butter is crucial in scone recipes, as it creates pockets of steam during baking, resulting in a flaky and tender texture.

Allow the scones to cool completely. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. If you need to store them for a longer period, you can place them in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

A serving plate with the Everything Cream Cheese Scones on top.

Expert Tips to Enjoy Breakfast Scones

Everything cream cheese scones are the perfect combination of flaky pastry and tangy cream cheese. This scone recipe is easy to make and will impress your guests at any brunch or afternoon tea. Making the perfect everything cream cheese scones takes a bit of practice, but with the right tips, anyone can achieve delicious results.

  • Low-Fat Cream Cheese: If you’re looking for a lighter option without sacrificing taste, low-fat cream cheese works perfectly in this recipe. It provides a creamy texture and a hint of tanginess while reducing the overall fat content. Or use a little lemon zest to add some zing.
  • Sandwiches: These scones are not only delicious on their own but also make excellent bases for sandwiches. Split them open and fill them with your favorite ingredients to create delightful savory or sweet sandwiches.
  • Fruit: Top the cream cheese scone recipe with blueberry or raspberry jam.
  • Dough: As the dough forms it is important to not overwork the dough as you want moist and tender scones.

What to Serve with Everything Cream Cheese Scones

A delicious everything cream cheese scones.
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Everything Cream Cheese Scones

Yield: 8 pieces
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Everything cream cheese scones are a delightful treat that can be enjoyed any time of day. Whether you’re looking for a sweet breakfast or a savory snack, these scones are sure to satisfy your cravings.
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • 4 ounces Cream cheese, cold
  • 6 tablespoons Butter, cold
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 teaspoon Water
  • 1 tablespoon Everything bagel seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • Cut the butter and cream cheese into small cubes and mix them with the dry ingredients.
  • Blend everything together using a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture is crumbly and the butter pieces are no larger than peas.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk.
  • Combine the egg and milk to the flour mixture and stir using a spoon or spatula.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon of chopped chives.
  • On a floured surface, knead the dough gently until it is smooth and well combined.
  • Shape the dough into a rectangle measuring 8×6. Divide it into 8 uniform pieces, each measuring 3×2.
  • Position scones 2 inches apart from one another on a baking sheet that has been prepared.
  • Combine water with egg white and whisk. Spread the mixture over the dough and sprinkle with chives and everything bagel seasoning.
  • Bake until the top turns golden brown, which should take around 20 to 25 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Low Fat Cream Cheese: If you’re looking for a lighter option without sacrificing taste, low-fat cream cheese works perfectly in this recipe. It provides a creamy texture and a hint of tanginess while reducing the overall fat content.
  • Sandwiches: These scones are not only delicious on their own but also make excellent bases for sandwiches. Split them open and fill them with your favorite ingredients to create delightful savory or sweet sandwiches.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 358IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

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