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Jalapeño Cheddar Scones

Think scones are dry and boring? Think again! These Jalapeño Cheddar Scones are moist and cheesy and have just a little kick. They're perfect for enjoying as a side or a snack, but also make a delicious brunch when topped with an egg.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Biscuits, Quick Breads, Scones
Servings: 10 scones (depending on size you make)
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs, divided
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup diced jalapeño pepper

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Cut in chilled butter with a pastry cutter or fork (or your fingers) until butter is in pea-sized pieces. In a small bowl, lightly whisk together 2 of the eggs and the buttermilk add it to the flour mixture with cheddar and jalapeño. Mix together using a wooden spoon until combined.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 30 seconds. Pat into a round that's about ¾" thick. Using a biscuit cutter or the top of a drinking glass, cut as many scones as you can from the dough. I got 10 scones with a 2 ½" biscuit cutter. Place scones on prepared baking sheet.
  • Lightly whisk remaining egg in a small bowl. Brush the tops of scones with egg.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes, until scones are turning golden brown. Let cool on pan for a couple minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely or enjoying warm.