Scone Mix Recipe

by Merissa on October 24, 2014

in Recipes

Scone Mix Recipe - Little House Living

Scone Mix Recipe

I feel like scones sometimes get a bad rep.  Or, at the very least, they don't get the center stage as much as they should. Everyone loves muffins or danishes, but if you have been overlooking the scone, it is time to give them a second glance.

Scones have the perfect balance of savory to sweet.  They are just slightly saltier than a muffin, and a little less sweet, which makes them a perfect companion for a cup of tea or coffee;  whether it is your first morning cup or a sweet treat after dinner.

Below, I have broken down the recipe so you can make the scone mix recipe ahead of time and keep it in a clean mason jar until you're ready to use it.  Then you just add in a couple more ingredients and you are ready to make scones!

Scone Mix Recipe

Scone Mix Recipe

(Makes enough mix for 4, 8-scone servings, or 32 scones)

What You Need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 7 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 4 tsp salt

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until well mixed.


  • 2 1/4 cup of scone mix
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon or orange zest
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, strawberries, or dried cranberries
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream

Grease a baking sheet and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until ingredients are combined and incorporated.  Transfer dough onto a clean surface and gently pat and form into a round circle, about 1/4" thick.   Use a knife or a pizza cutter and cut the circle into 8 equal slices.*   You can also form them into circles, similar to biscuits, if you prefer.

Scone Mix Recipe

Transfer slices onto a greased baking sheet, leaving enough room for each piece to rise and bake for 35 - 40 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

*You can make these ahead (freeze for 4 - 12 hours) and they will hold together better. 

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sheri October 24, 2014 at 8:48 pm

I love scones! Thank you for sharing this! I’m going to do this tomorrow morning!


2 becky shook October 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm

i have a question in the scone mix there is there no shortening?

thanks i wanted to do this mix it looks great


3 Andrea October 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Hi Becky,

That’s right, there is no shortening in this recipe. The heavy cream helps give it a nice texture, so the shortening isn’t necessary. Hope you enjoy!



4 Crystal October 27, 2014 at 9:10 am

how would dry fruit work in this if you were going to give it as a gift? and could you put dried zest in it as well that way you only have to add the Heavy Cream?


5 Andrea October 30, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Hi Crystal,

I don’t see why that wouldn’t work, as long as all of the ingredients are shelf-stable. I will have to try that!


6 [email protected] October 28, 2014 at 10:52 am

This looks delicious! I love scones and can’t wait to try this! PINNED!


7 Sandy Sandmeyer October 30, 2014 at 7:42 am

I absolutely love scones! How cool to be able to make the ones that I want rather than what’s available at a store. Thanks so much for sharing!


8 Meredith Wouters October 31, 2014 at 12:03 am

I love scones, and this will make it so much easier to make them. This would make a great gift too! Found you on the Pintastic Pinteresting Party, and am pinning this one to my Recipes board.


9 Fran McCarty December 15, 2016 at 10:22 pm

how would this convert to gluten free? could you use a cup for cup product. Would love some gf recipes for mixes you can make ahead. Thanks for any suggestions.


10 Merissa December 17, 2016 at 6:12 am

I have not tried this recipe gluten free yet but it’s worth trying! The only thing with this recipe is that it doesn’t really have any kind of binder so you would want to add in an egg or xanthan gum, or both, when you mix it up.


11 Mireille November 2, 2014 at 5:22 pm

great idea to keep in the pantry


12 Guinan November 9, 2014 at 6:42 am

Freeze when? Before or after baking? If before, don’t you have to up the baking time?


13 Merissa November 10, 2014 at 8:33 am

You would freeze these after baking.


14 Lynn November 12, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Just made it today and it’s just perfect. It’s amazing how it turned out great with very few ingredients. I’ve never tried baking anything without butter or any kind of shortening before so I was a bit skeptical but oh my, they were gone in 60 seconds! This will be my go to quick pastry fix 🙂 Thank you so much!


15 Susan January 29, 2015 at 6:28 am

Thank you so much! I serve tea every month in my home Sept through April, and have been looking for something like this. I’ve used many wonderful recipes, and have a few favorites I use over and over. But this will be great to have on hand, even for the non-tea party days. It would also make a great gift for my tea party guests and friends!


16 April August 24, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Have you ever swapped the cream out for whole milk? Just curious!


17 klynn November 26, 2016 at 4:43 pm

I made these earlier this week with coconut cream instead of the heavy cream. Added in vanilla extract, dried apples, and chocolate chips. They turned out great, and the texture was perfect! Making another batch now, still with dried apples but added in allspice and fresh ginger this time. This recipe will definitely be a staple in our house.


18 Fran McCarty December 15, 2016 at 10:25 pm

can this convert to gf with a one to one mix? any suggestions for other make ahead mixes that are gf would be appreciated. Thanks


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