Bacon Cheddar Scones

Packed with crispy bacon and melty cheese, these tasty Bacon Cheddar Scones are perfect for either morning brunch or as a side dish along with a bowl of soup!

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Packed with crispy bacon and melty cheese, these tasty Bacon Cheddar Scones are perfect for either morning brunch or as a side dish along with a bowl of soup!The English language really is confusing.  I’ve noted this before when I talked about teaching Latin.  Latin is a very systematic language.  It makes perfect sense – the only problem is no-one speaks Latin anymore.  In the past few months, Laura and I have had a couple of moments where we really chuckled at Robbie’s interpretation of the English language.

One of the best was ‘snow cow’ instead of ‘snow plow.’  To be fair, that was from a couple years ago when he was first learning to talk.  But it made me laugh every time the snow plow would go down our street.  He’d run to the window yelling “Snow cow!  Snow cow!”  I mean the thought of a cow coming down the middle of our street on a snowy winter day…hah!

Packed with crispy bacon and melty cheese, these tasty Bacon Cheddar Scones are perfect for either morning brunch or as a side dish along with a bowl of soup!However, the other day, Robbie topped the snow cow.  He was standing in the bathroom with us one morning using a Q-tip to clean his ears.  Laura looked over at him and said, “You getting a bunch of ear wax there?”  He looked at her with this quizzical face, and then said, “No, Mom.  I’m just getting one whack.”  *Mic drop.*  We both busted out laughing!  I totally understand his logic there, but it still cracked me up.  In fact, I’m chuckling a little as I write this post.

Bacon Cheddar Scones

I made a batch of these Bacon Cheddar Scones last week, and I asked Robbie if he wanted a scone with his dinner that night.  He looked at me like I had three heads, and said, “Um, no thanks, Dad.”  I was shocked.  What little boy wouldn’t want a flaky biscuit stuffed with cheese and bacon!?  That’s when it hit me.  Scone.  He didn’t know what a scone was, so he decided against it.  I said, “Oh, a scone is basically a biscuit.  Do you want a biscuit with your dinner?”  “Mmmm…yes!  I love biscuits,” was the response that immediately came back.

Packed with crispy bacon and melty cheese, these tasty Bacon Cheddar Scones are perfect for either morning brunch or as a side dish along with a bowl of soup!

Biscuit is another one of those words that’s sure to create confusion.  As a Southern boy, I grew up in the land of sweet tea, fried green tomatoes and y’all.  Oh, and buttermilk biscuits.  In the South, a biscuit is a soft, flaky, buttery baked good that is truly delicious.  It’s impossible to eat just one!  However, biscuit means different things in other parts of the world.  In the UK, a biscuit is a thinner, crispier baked good – in fact, a biscuit in the UK is what we call crackers or cookies in the States.  Confused yet?  Ah, the English language!

Packed with crispy bacon and melty cheese, these tasty Bacon Cheddar Scones are perfect for either morning brunch or as a side dish along with a bowl of soup!Enough talk about etymology and language.  Let’s focus on these scones…or biscuits as Robbie calls ’em.  These Bacon Cheddar Scones are seriously amazing!  Not only is the base scone tasty, but I added crumbled bacon along with cubes of Cabot’s Vermont Sharp cheddar cheese.  I was tempted to shred the cheese into the dough, but I opted for small cubes instead.  That led to those wonderful pockets of cheese scattered throughout these scones.  Mmmm…pockets of cheddar cheese!

Packed with crispy bacon and melty cheese, these tasty Bacon Cheddar Scones are perfect for either morning brunch or as a side dish along with a bowl of soup!As longtime readers of this blog already know, I am a huge fan of Cabot cheese.  Cabot is a co-op owned by hundreds of local farm families throughout New York and New England.  They also make amazing cheeses!  In fact, Cabot’s cheese (and other dairy products) regularly win awards at national and international cheese festivals.  (In other news, I kinda want to go an international cheese festival now – how cool does that sound!?)

Packed with crispy bacon and melty cheese, these tasty Bacon Cheddar Scones are perfect for either morning brunch or as a side dish along with a bowl of soup!For these Bacon Cheddar Scones, I used Cabot’s Vermont Sharp cheddar cheese.  This is one excellent all-purpose cheddar cheese!  From snacking on it plain to baking with it to using it for grilled cheese sandwiches, it’s a great go-to cheddar.  I’m personally a fan of using it in these Bacon Cheddar Scones…although an extra cube or two might’ve disappeared during the baking process.  Baker’s treat, right?

With that said, you could totally mix up the types of cheddar cheese for these scones.  The Vermont Sharp worked really well, but I could also see some of Cabot’s flavored cheddars adding a fun twist to this recipe.  How about using their Habanero Cheddar for a spicy kick?  Or perhaps Horseradish Cheddar for a different flavor profile?  Take a peek at Cabot’s full-line up of flavored cheddars – each flavor has a link for where to buy them, too.  Which flavor would you pick?

Packed with crispy bacon and melty cheese, these tasty Bacon Cheddar Scones are perfect for either morning brunch or as a side dish along with a bowl of soup!Did you make a batch of these Bacon Cheddar Scones at home?  Leave a comment, or better yet snap a picture and tag me (@Spicedblog) and Cabot (@CabotCheese) on Instagram.  We’d love to see your version!

Packed with crispy bacon and melty cheese, these tasty Bacon Cheddar Scones are perfect for either morning brunch or as a side dish along with a bowl of soup!

Bacon Cheddar Scones

Packed with crispy bacon and melty cheese, these tasty Bacon Cheddar Scones are perfect for either morning brunch or as a side dish along with a bowl of soup!
5 from 10 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 409kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter frozen
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 oz. Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese cut into ½” cubes
  • 8 oz. bacon cooked and crumbled
  • ¼ cup chopped chives
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream divided
  • flaky sea salt for finishing

Instructions

  • Using a large bowl, add flour, sugar, salt, black pepper, onion powder and baking powder; stir until well combined. Set bowl aside.
  • Using a large-holed cheese grater, grate the frozen butter. Add butter and minced garlic to the mixing bowl. Use a pastry cutter (or two forks) to work in the butter until a crumbly mixture forms.
  • Add cheese, bacon and chives; stir until well combined.
  • Using a separate bowl, whisk together the egg with ½ cup of heavy whipping cream. Add egg mixture to the bowl with flour; use a fork to stir until dough comes together in a sticky ball.
  • Turn dough out onto a well-floured countertop or cutting board. Press dough into a 7” disc and cut into 8 wedges. Place wedges 1” apart on a parchment-lined sheet pan; refrigerate or freeze pan for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Brush tops of scone with remaining 2 Tbsp of cream. Sprinkle tops of scones with flaky sea salt.
  • Bake for 20-24 minutes, or until tops of scones are golden brown. Let scones cool on pan before serving warm or at room temperature.

Notes

If you're looking to serve these scones for breakfast/brunch, then you can make the dough and freeze it until it's time to bake 'em up!

Packed with crispy bacon and melty cheese, these tasty Bacon Cheddar Scones are perfect for either morning brunch or as a side dish along with a bowl of soup!

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32 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Scone or biscuit, these look amazing! All that cheese and bacon! These could be a meal all by themselves.
    The English language is a funny thing, especially how some words came into play. I had a kindergarten student last year who just giggled when I handed her walkie talkie to give to her teacher for recess duty. I think she thought I had just made the word up!

    1. I agree! It doesn’t matter what you call ’em, these scones/biscuits/whatever are quite delicious. They could indeed be a meal by themselves! However, serve ’em alongside a bowl of tomato soup? That’s Autumn perfection! 🙂

      Walkie talkie – that’s another good one. I mean the walk and talk make sense, but walkie? Talkie? Haha. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    Lol…I want a biscuit (or, er, scone) with my dinner too! I love the suggestion of serving with soup, but, honestly, give me some of these (and maybe butter) and I’m set. Nothing like homemade scones, especially ones that involve cheddar. Definitely have to give these a go…they look perfect, David 🙂

    1. These scones (biscuits) are amazing, Dawn! I highly recommend eating them with a bowl of hot tomato soup. That’s my kinda Autumn meal right there! Thanks so much, my friend. Hope your week is going well so far!

  3. 5 stars
    I love scones however I can get them – sweet or savory! In my book, these bacon cheddar scones are the perfect weekend / holiday breakfast or side for soup. Delicious!

    1. I’m with ya, Marissa – I love scones no matter what kinda fillings they have. Hey, maybe we can start the day with blueberry scones and then move to these Bacon Cheddar ones for lunch/dinner? 🙂 Thanks so much!

  4. The english language really is so confusing! The snow cow story made me chuckle, thanks for sharing! And this recipe looks epic — anything with bacon and cheese, yes please!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed that snow cow story, Lauren – it’s still one that we laugh about around here. 🙂 And I’m with ya on bacon and cheese. You can’t ever go wrong with that combo!

    1. I’m with ya, Michelle – you can’t ever go wrong with bacon + cheddar. It’s a classic combo. But put that into a flaky, buttery scone? Yup, I’m all set there. I highly recommend serving these up with a bowl of hot tomato soup! That’s my kinda Autumn meal. 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    You are so right, the English language definitely can be confusing! Having spent a lot of time in Europe, you realise just how much you say that makes no sense if English isn’t your first language! (and add in some real Australian sayings into the mix too…!!!)

    These scones look SO good. Love the combination of bacon and cheese – you just cannot go wrong with that, can you?

    1. Oh geez, I can’t imagine how confusing that would be to take the odd English language and then sprinkle in some Aussie sayings, too. I mean it makes sense to us, but we grew up speaking it. I’ve laughed more than once at Robbie’s interpretations of English.

      No matter what you call ’em, these scones are amazing! I’m with ya, bacon and cheddar together is a match made in heaven. 🙂

  6. The things kids say! 😂 Adorable. My all-time favorite kid saying—there had been an infant baptism at our church one Sunday morning, and the baby’s father was Native American. A couple of days later, my toddler asked, “Mommy, was I an Indian when Father Buzz advertised me?” I didn’t even know where to begin. Oh, and wow, those decadent scones are just begging for some tomato soup! Thanks for the recipe (I LOVE Cabot Sharp cheddar!)

    1. Oh man, that comment about baptism – amazing! I mean you can totally see the logic there, and it’s fun to see them try to work through it on their own. It’s just that the ending spot isn’t always what you might expect!

      Also, make these scones. Seriously. Cabot’s sharp cheddar is delicious by itself, but add it into these scones? Perfect alongside a bowl of tomato soup!

  7. 5 stars
    I think ‘snow cow’ is such a cute language choice. You can even elevate it to a new, more comprehensive level by saying ‘Holy cow, look at this snow cow!’ (Ideally that should take place in a winter scenery – that would make more sense) Repeat very quickly, 10 times; don’t you think it could be a great tongue twister? 🙂
    Jokes apart, even though I like cakes and desserts, I do love savoury baked goods even more. And the combination of bacon and cheddar in these scones is just so mouthwatering!

    1. Haha! Holy cow, look at that snow cow! I’m totally using that line when the first snow plow comes down the road this year. (Of course, I hope that’s a looong time away…)

      So I’m thinking you should try your hand at these scones. Perhaps this weekend? They are quite tasty, and if you serve ’em alongside a bowl of tomato soup? Even better! Thanks, Ben!

  8. Well well, look at us both whipping up Cabot cheddar recipes this week! 😉 I love their cheeses as well!

    I am definitely looking forward to hearing the funny stuff that my daughter says one day. At 13 months old, I can already see that she has a good sense of humor and she’s doing so many hilarious things all of a sudden!

    1. You’re telling me, Nicole! We eat a LOT of Cabot cheese around here – sometimes I’m lucky enough to rescue a bar or two for baking purposes. 🙂

      13 months already!? You’re about to hit that golden age. Of course, you’re also about to hit the Terrible Twos and the dreaded Thunderous Threes. I think more cheese will help. Haha. Hope you guys have a great weekend!

    1. Haha! I think Robbie (and Dad) would LOVE a trip to that Kansas ranch, Debbie. In fact, maybe we’ll just get in the car today. That would be awesome!!

      And in other news, I do highly recommend making these scones! They’re amazing. 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    As you say David. Biscuits and Scones are entirely different things here in the UK. But really I don’t care because these bacon cheddar scones look absolutely delicious and belong in my stomach! Yum!

  10. Before I came to the US , I was in London, Sri Lanka, and Abu Dhabi (the latter use more British terminology than US terminology) and gosh I was always in a state of confusion- biscuits, chips, aubergines, couchettes, jelly/jello … yup- I was the reason for many a gaffaw!
    And speaking of Gaffaws- ha- next time I see a snow plow (which isn’t often down here)- I’m gonna think of this story and snow cows!

    David, I love scones- no confusion there- I’ve had many – but they have been mostly sweet – and am so digging this bacon cheddar version! Yum!

    1. Oh my goodness – that would be almost impossible to keep terms straight across all of those countries! But then again that must’ve been such a great experience living in all of those countries. I’m jealous!

      No matter what you call ’em, these scones are seriously amazing. I do highly recommend a batch! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Dawn! I agree with you – making the scones is a fun process, and it’s really not difficult at all. Of course, eating them is even easier! 🙂

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