Scrumptious Scottish Scones

These scones are much like (sweet) biscuits, and hence will do well for a delicious breakfast, especially if you make them with raisins.  They will also do well as a dessert if you substitute the raisins for chocolate chips.  But the dough is less firm than normal biscuit dough, so don’t expect to roll it out.  Just padding it flat will do just fine.

Scrumptious Scottish Scones



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp cold butter
  • 1/2 cup raisins OR chocolate chips
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • pinch of rolled oats



  • Stir together the dry ingredients in a large bowl (flour, oats, baking powder, salt and spices).
  • Cut in the cold butter and pinch until the lumps of butter are about pea size.  Then mix in the raisins or chocolate chips.
  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Whisk egg and milk together and stir into the flour mixture.  Mix until just combined:  Don’t over-mix or your scones with be dense and heavy.
  • Turn the (rather soggy) dough onto a floured surface and pat until it is a 1/4 inch thick.  Now add topping:  Spread milk over the top of the dough with a pastry spoon, then sprinkle on the sugar and the pinch of oats for decoration.
  • Cut scones out with a biscuit cutter and place on an ungreased baking sheet, slightly apart.
  • Bake until the cones turn golden, about 8 – 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy while they are still warm.



6 Replies to “Scrumptious Scottish Scones”

    1. Methinks biscuits are the American version of Scottish scones. Both you can over-mix.
      In the original recipe, they say to pat the dough into a circle and then cut it into 6 triangles like you would a pie or pizza. I cut it into 8 slices hte first time I made this, and the individual scones turned out so big they were just about too much to eat in one go! So we decided to use the second smallest of our biscuit cutters the next time, got 15 or so scones out of the deal (the ones in the photos) and liked that much better.

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