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Cherry Goat Cheese Scones

For an unexpected twist on a classic, today’s recipe for cherry goat cheese scones will really awaken your taste buds! There are millions of flavors and ways to make a recipe like scones but adding goat cheese to the mix really sets them off to me. You cut the goat cheese it into the flour mixtures along with the butter for another level of flavor. They are super easy and adding the fresh chopped cherries really makes these scones substantial. Drizzle with cream cheese glaze and you have a great breakfast or afternoon snack to pair with coffee or tea!

Cherry Goat Cheese Scones

Cherry Goat Cheese Scones, drop-style scones made with creamy goat cheese and studded with fresh cherries.

Even though these have the fresh cherry addition, they are still very reminiscent of fall to me. I think I have finally gotten on the fall bandwagon and will be bringing you some yummy recipes to use in the coming seasons! First up are these amazing goat cheese scones. Why scones seems to scream fall to me, I have no idea.

Cherry Goat Cheese Scones, drop-style scones made with creamy goat cheese and studded with fresh cherries.

Yum! They are just slightly sweet with a golden exterior and soft inside. I have to admit this was my first time making scones. Ever. I know, weird right? But I know you will be seeing more from me! I got the base recipe from the scones from PopSugar.

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Cherry Goat Cheese Scones

Ingredients

Cherry Goat Cheese Scones:

  • 2 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbls baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbls granulated sugar
  • 1/3 Cup unsalted butter chilled cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 3 oz goat cheese
  • 3/4 Cup fresh cherries pitted, rough chop (about 25 cherries)

Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 Tbls milk or water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Mix until combined. Place chopped butter in the flour mixture. Toss to coat butter in flour. Using your fingers, rub the butter with your finger tips until it breaks down and everything looks like coarse sand. Add in the goat cheese and repeat.
  2. Add in the milk and mix with a spoon until it forms a sticky ball. Mix in the cherries, try not to get as much of the excess cherry juice in as you can. Mix with your hands until combined.
  3. On a sheet tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, roll in your hands 2 inch balls of dough. Place on the cookie sheet, flatten dough balls to 1 inch thick. Bake for 15-20 minutes until light golden brown. Let cool on a wired rack.
  4. While scones are cooling, whip the cream cheese with the powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla and milk and whip until smooth about 1 minute. Top scones with glaze, serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Mix until combined. Place chopped butter in the flour mixture. Toss to coat butter in flour. Using your fingers, rub the butter with your finger tips until it breaks down and everything looks like coarse sand. Add in the goat cheese and repeat.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Mix until combined. Place chopped butter in the flour mixture. Toss to coat butter in flour. Using your fingers, rub the butter with your finger tips until it breaks down and everything looks like coarse sand. Add in the goat cheese and repeat.

Add in the milk and mix with a spoon until it forms a sticky ball.

Add in the milk and mix with a spoon until it forms a sticky ball.

Mix in the cherries, try not to get as much of the excess cherry juice in as you can. Mix with your hands until combined. On a sheet tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, roll in your hands 2 inch balls of dough. Place on the cookie sheet, flatten dough balls to 1 inch thick.

Mix in the cherries, try not to get as much of the excess cherry juice in as you can. Mix with your hands until combined.
On a sheet tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, roll in your hands 2 inch balls of dough. Place on the cookie sheet, flatten dough balls to 1 inch thick.

Cherry Goat Cheese Scones, drop-style scones made with creamy goat cheese and studded with fresh cherries.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until light golden brown. Let cool on a wired rack.

Cherry Goat Cheese Scones, drop-style scones made with creamy goat cheese and studded with fresh cherries.

While scones are cooling, whip the cream cheese with the powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla and milk and whip until smooth about 1 minute. Top scones with glaze, serve and enjoy!

See, so easy! And, this easier version of the drop-scone style is very similar to biscuits. I love them!

Cherry Goat Cheese Scones, drop-style scones made with creamy goat cheese and studded with fresh cherries.

You don’t have to top them with the cream cheese glaze, but it just give an extra pop of sweetness and just looks really pretty! I can’t wait to try out some more flavors soon! What do you think, what flavor would you like to see??

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6 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    August 24, 2014

    Dana,
    These look delicious! I think the goat cheese would add some tang to the scones. Yum! I also associate scones with colder weather. I think it’s because they’re so rich and heavy – perfect cold-weather food!

  2. avatar
    Mallory says:
    August 26, 2014

    That a creative flavor for scones. I love the goat cheese addition!

  3. avatar
    August 27, 2014

    Cherries and goat cheese? It’s like you are INSIDE MY BRAIN looking at everything I love. 🙂 Can’t wait to try these myself. Thanks so much for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday and I hope you’ll come back this week with new project posts!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  4. avatar
    Kayla says:
    August 27, 2014

    Oh wow, this looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it 🙂 The drizzle is especially pretty

  5. avatar
    Audrey says:
    August 30, 2014

    I have been on a scone kick lately. And since I love cherries these might be the next I try.

  6. avatar
    September 2, 2014

    Yum!! Cherry and goat cheese? Delicious! We’re featuring you tomorrow at Work it Wednesday – thanks for sharing this!
    ~Krista at the happy housie

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