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Craving something sweet and satisfying? Our small batch Strawberry White Chocolate Scones recipe is here to hit the spot! It’s a delightful pastry that perfectly blends fresh strawberries with a buttery dough, and the addition of white chocolate chips brings a sweet twist. These scones are known for their extra buttery texture, sweet crumbly edges, and soft, tender centers. Ideal for a quick snack or a morning treat, this recipe yields 4 perfect scones and can be ready in just 30 minutes.

Love these Strawberry White Chocolate Scones and want to explore more delicious small batch scone recipes? Look no further! We have a tempting selection waiting to be explored. From tempting Peach Scones to zesty Lemon Scones, warm Apple Cinnamon Scones, decadent Chocolate Scones, tart Cranberry Scones, classic Cream Scones, and savory Ham and Cheese Scones, there’s a flavor to satisfy every craving.

Don’t forget to explore our other single serving and small batch breakfast recipes.

Why You’ll Love This Scone Recipe

  • Simple Ingredients: You likely have most of what you need in your pantry already!
  • Quick and Easy: Takes just 30 minutes to make, from start to finish.
  • Perfectly Portable: Great for grabbing on the go or packing in a lunchbox.
  • Customizable: Feel free to swap the white chocolate for other mix-ins like dark chocolate or nuts.
  • Buttery Goodness: Flaky layers with a melt-in-your-mouth center.
  • Small Batch: Perfect for those times when you don’t want to bake a big batch.

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A closeup of strawberry scones with melted white chocolate drizzled over the top plated next to a small bowl of strawberries and a floral cloth napkin

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Ingredients

strawberry scones ingredients on a kitchen counter.

If you have any ingredients leftover from this strawberry scones recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder.

  • Strawberries: I prefer using fresh strawberries. If you don’t have fresh ones, frozen strawberries that have been thawed work fine too. Got extra strawberries? Use them in Sheet Pan Pancakes, Strawberry Milkshake, Strawberry Icebox Cake, or Strawberry Sorbet.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour works best. Use a gluten-free 1:1 blend for a GF option. Keep a little extra on hand for dusting your hands and work surface.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda: These are key for helping your scones rise.
  • Salt: Just a bit for flavor.
  • Sugar: Adds sweetness.
  • Butter: I typically use salted butter for this recipe, but feel free to use unsalted butter if that’s what you have on hand. Keep the butter refrigerated until use to ensure your scones turn out flaky with crisp edges.
  • Milk: Any type of cow’s milk works, or you can switch it up with heavy cream, almond milk, or soy milk.
  • Egg Yolk: Just one is needed to add flavor and structure. Hold on to the egg white to use in any of our egg white recipes like Vanilla Cupcakes or Flourless Chocolate Cake.
  • White Chocolate Chips: Adds a sweet twist. Dark chocolate can be a good substitute. Consider using leftover white chocolate chips to make Puppy Chow.

For The Glaze

  • Powdered Sugar: Also known as confectioners’ sugar or icing sugar, this ultra-fine sugar dissolves easily, making it ideal for creating smooth and silky glazes. Its sweetness adds the perfect finishing touch without a gritty texture.
  • Heavy Cream: I prefer using heavy cream because it creates the perfect consistency for the glaze. You can adjust the amount of cream to control the thickness of your glaze – more cream for a thinner drizzle, less cream for a thicker frosting-like consistency. Use leftover cream to make a mini Pavlova or Banana Cream Pie.
A bowl of fresh sliced strawberries plated next to a knife and scattered strawberries.

Recipe Variations

  • Add Nuts: Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of sliced almonds to the dough for a delightful crunch and a touch of nuttiness. Toasted almonds will add an even deeper flavor.
  • Lemon Zest: Grate 1/4 teaspoon of lemon zest into the dough for a citrusy twist.
  • Chocolate Drizzle: Swap the glaze for a dark chocolate drizzle for chocolate lovers.
  • Blueberry Twist: Replace strawberries with blueberries for a different berry flavor.
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How To Make Strawberry Scones

These step-by-step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this recipe. See the recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  1. Preheat your oven to 425° F (220° C) and get your baking sheet ready with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
glass mixing bowl containing the dry ingredients for the strawberry scones.
  1. Cut the butter into the flour mix using a pastry blender or your fingers until it resembles wet sand.

Pro Tip: Rubbing the flour and butter together is crucial for fluffy scones. This technique allows the butter to melt during baking, creating steam that helps the scones rise.

glass mixing bowl containing the dry ingredients mixed with cold butter for the strawberry scones.
  1. In a smaller bowl, whisk the milk and egg yolk together.
glass mixing bowl containing the wet ingredients for the strawberry scones.
  1. Add this liquid mix to your flour mixture, stirring just until combined.
glass mixing bowl containing the dry and wet ingredients combined for the strawberry scones.
  1. Fold in the white chocolate chips and chopped strawberries gently.
glass mixing bowl containing the combined dry and wet ingredients with slices of strawberries added for the strawberry scones.
  1. Lightly flour your work surface, turn the dough out, and knead it just a bit. Form a 5×5-inch circle, about 1 inch thick.

Pro Tip: If the dough is too sticky, sprinkle a bit more flour.

The strawberry scone dough shaped into a circle on a black cutting board.
  1. Cut the dough into 4 wedges and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
The strawberry scone dough that was shaped into a circle is cut into pie slice shaped quarters and on a baking sheet.
  1. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  2. Allow the scones to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely, which should take about 20 minutes.
four strawberry scones on a cooling rack after baking.
  1. For the glaze, whisk powdered sugar and heavy cream until smooth, then drizzle it over the scones.
A scone on a plate with drizzled white chocolate next to a cup of coffee and a small jar of jam.

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Fresh Or Frozen Strawberries: Make It Work!

While fresh strawberries are ideal for this white chocolate strawberry scones recipe, you can also use frozen strawberries if fresh aren’t available. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Fresh Strawberries: For the best flavor and texture, choose fresh, ripe strawberries. Gently rinse them under cold running water and pat them dry with a paper towel.

Cleaning Tip (Optional): You can clean commercially produced strawberries by soaking them in a vinegar wash to remove any pesticide residue. Mix four parts water with one part apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Soak the strawberries for 20 minutes, then rinse them thoroughly with cold running water and pat them dry with a paper towel.

  • Frozen Strawberries: Thaw frozen strawberries completely and drain any excess moisture before using them in the recipe. Frozen strawberries can release more moisture when thawed, so you may need to add a bit more flour (a tablespoon at a time) to the dough if using them.

How To Freeze Strawberries For Year-Round Scones

Freezing Strawberries: Wash and hull the strawberries, then choose your freezing method:

  • Individual Freezing: Spread washed and hulled berries in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour, then transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag. This method is ideal for using strawberries whole in smoothies or yogurt parfaits later.
  • Cluster Freezing: Simply hull the berries and place them directly in a freezer bag. This method is great for using strawberries in baked goods like these scones, where the shape doesn’t matter.

Frozen strawberries will keep for up to 12 months, but be sure to label your container with the date!

Expert Tips

  • Use Cold Ingredients: For flaky white chocolate scones, it’s crucial to use cold ingredients. Your butter, egg, and milk should all be cold. This is similar to making pastry where the fat needs to be cold to prevent it from melting into the flour.
  • Avoid Overworking the Dough: To ensure good scones, mix the dough as little as possible once you add the liquids (egg, milk, etc.). Overworking the dough can result in chewy scones rather than light and flaky ones.
  • Doubling the Recipe: If you want more scones, simply double the ingredients. The baking time will remain the same.

Serving Suggestions

When it comes to enjoying these delightful strawberry white chocolate scones, the possibilities are deliciously endless. Here are some top picks to enhance their flavor:

  • With Jam: Spread your favorite jam over these scones for an added layer of fruitiness. The sweetness of the jam complements the rich flavors of the scones, making each bite a perfect blend of textures and tastes.
  • Lemon Curd: For a tangy twist, try pairing these scones with lemon curd. The zesty flavor of the lemon curd balances the sweetness of the scones and white chocolate.
  • Clotted Cream: If you’re in the mood for a truly decadent treat, serve strawberry scones with a dollop of clotted cream. The creamy, rich texture of the clotted cream pairs wonderfully with the soft, crumbly texture of the scones, making them irresistibly luxurious.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store strawberry scones?

After baking, these scones are best enjoyed within a day or so. For longer storage, keep them in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze strawberry scones?

Absolutely, you can freeze these scones! Prepare and shape the dough, then freeze the unbaked scones on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag. When ready to bake, do so straight from the freezer, just adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

How can I make sure my scones rise?

Fresh baking powder is key. Baking powder typically lasts six months to a year but can be affected by moisture and humidity. Store it in a cool, dry place. To test its potency, mix ½ teaspoon of baking powder with ¼ cup of boiling water; if it bubbles heavily, it’s still good.
As for baking soda, while it doesn’t expire, its potency can diminish. Test it by mixing a cup of boiling water with a teaspoon each of white vinegar and baking soda. If it fizzes, it’s effective for baking.

Why is my dough crumbly?

The dough should be moist; add a bit more milk if needed.

Can I make the dough ahead of time?

Yes! You can chill the dough for up to overnight. Just let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before shaping and baking.

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Small Batch Strawberry White Chocolate Scones

4.95 from 20 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Cool: 5 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 scones
Bake heavenly, buttery small batch white chocolate strawberry scones using our simple, fail-proof recipe. Delight your taste buds with these irresistible treats!

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter -(½ stick/¼ cup). Cold and cut into small pieces.
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped strawberries

For the glaze

  • ½ cup powdered sugar -sifted
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 425° F (220° C) and get your baking sheet ready with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Cut the butter into the flour mix using a pastry blender or your fingers until it resembles wet sand.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk the milk and egg yolk together.
  • Add this liquid mix to the flour mixture, stirring just until combined.
  • Fold in the white chocolate chips and chopped strawberries gently.
  • Lightly flour your work surface, turn the dough out, and knead it just a bit. Form a 5×5-inch circle, about 1 inch thick.
    Pro Tip: If the dough is too sticky, sprinkle a bit more flour.
  • Cut the dough into 4 wedges and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  • Allow the scones to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely, which should take about 20 minutes.
  • For the glaze, whisk powdered sugar and heavy cream until smooth, then drizzle it over the scones.

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Notes

  • Use Cold Ingredients: For flaky white chocolate scones, it’s crucial to use cold ingredients. Your butter, egg, and milk should all be cold. This is similar to making pastry where the fat needs to be cold to prevent it from melting into the flour.
  • Avoid Overworking the Dough: To ensure good scones, mix the dough as little as possible once you add the liquids (egg, milk, etc.). Overworking the dough can result in chewy scones rather than light and flaky ones.
  • Doubling the Recipe: If you want more scones, simply double the ingredients. The baking time will remain the same.

Nutrition

Serving: 1scone, Calories: 414kcal, Carbohydrates: 61g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 89mg, Sodium: 313mg, Potassium: 250mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 36g, Vitamin A: 506IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 124mg, Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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58 Comments

  1. Kat West says:

    I used very well drained and dried off, frozen strawberries, and they came out great.
    It made 8 mini scones and they were delicious.

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the scones – thank you for your feedback!

  2. Claudia says:

    My husband loves scones all year long! Would it work to use dehydrated strawberries, blueberries, etc.? Would the liquid change since there would not be moisture from the berries? Thank you for always featuring wonderful recipes made simply, made with love.

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Yes, dehydrated fruits like strawberries and blueberries are perfect for scones! They won’t add extra moisture, so you might need a bit more milk or cream in the dough. Start with the recipe’s amount and add up to 1/2 cup more until it comes together nicely.

  3. Kathy says:

    Hi Joanie! I haven’t tried this recipe yet but it looks wonderful. Will this recipe work using Blueberries instead of Strawberries?

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Yes, blueberries work beautifully.

  4. Jan says:

    I have tried a few scone recipes, but my husband and I really liked or this one.

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      I’m so happy you both enjoyed the scones. Thank you for your feedback.