Strawberry Shortcake Scones

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Soft, buttery strawberry shortcake scones stuffed with fresh strawberries and topped with sugary streusel and vanilla glaze. Breakfast at its best!

Strawberry Shortcake Scones Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

Strawberry Shortcake Scones

There’s not going to be a lot of small talk today, friends. Today I’m getting right down to business, because these scones deserve all the time I have to write today. Attention is off of our daily grind nonsense stories and is right on these pretty little Strawberry Shortcake Scones.

Scones with Fresh Strawberries

We are always looking for new ways to use fresh strawberries during strawberry season. These scones take about 1 ½ cups of fresh strawberries. I’ve not tried the recipe with frozen strawberries, but if you do try it, I recommend defrosting the strawberries and draining them well before adding them to the batter.

How to Make Scones

  • The most important thing to remember is to keep your ingredients cold. Cold butter (you can even throw it in the freezer for a few minutes to help it to be as cold as possible), cold buttermilk, cold eggs and cold fruit. Get the picture? You can even put your bowl in the fridge for about 5 minutes before you start mixing the scones so that the cold bowl helps to keep the ingredients cold. Why are cold ingredients so important? You want that butter to remain cold so that it melts while baking and makes the inside fluffy soft. Simple as that.
  • The other simple hint is to be sure you don’t overmix the batter. Just until the dry is mixed with the wet. Too much mixing makes batter tough. And you don’t want tough scones.

Streusel Topping

Just as our strawberry shortcake recipe has streusel, we wanted to add streusel to the scones. Butter, flour and sugar mix together in sweet crumbles. The streusel gets baked into the top of the scones and give a sweet crunch to each bite.

Strawberry Shortcake Scones Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

Other Scone Recipes

Tools to Make Scones

  • Silpat: For all of your non-stick, cookie-making needs. This is in the top 3 must-have kitchen tools. I don’t know what I’d do without them!
  • Baking Sheet: I like to use flat baking sheets for easy removing baked goods easily.
  • Pastry Mat: This silicone mat keeps your cupboard clean and makes rolling out pastries so easy.
Strawberry Shortcake Scones Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T
Strawberry Shortcake Scones Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

Strawberry Shortcake Scones

4.84 from 6 votes
Soft, buttery strawberry shortcake scones stuffed with fresh strawberries and topped with sugary streusel and vanilla glaze. Breakfast at its best!
Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus ½ cup for flouring the counter
  • 1 rounded teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 rounded teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold salted butter
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk if needed to thin glaze


  • Refrigerate a metal bowl for 5 minutes to get it cold.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • In the refrigerated bowl, add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, sugar and salt. Cut the cold butter into small cubes and add to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter in with the flour mixture until the butter is mostly mixed in. It is okay if there are small pieces of butter.
  • Make a well in the flour, in the center of the bowl. Add the egg and buttermilk to the well. Using a wooden spoon, mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Add the fruit and mix just until blended, being careful not to overmix.
  • Put about ½ cup of flour on the cupboard. Turn the dough out onto the floured counter. Turn it over so the floured side is up. Make a disk that is about 1¼ inches thick.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the streusel. Cut the butter into the sugar and flour until it is coarse crumbs. Press this mixture on top of the disk
  • Use a knife to cut the disk into 8 triangles, as if you were cutting a pie. Place the scones on a greased cookie sheet, or a nonstick baking mat. Sprinkle any streusel that may have fallen off back on the top of the scones.
  • Bake immediately for 12-14 minutes. Allow the scones to cool for 10 minutes and prepare the glaze.
  • In a small bowl, melt the 3 tablespoons of butter. Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix well. If needed, add 1-2 tablespoons of milk in order to easily spoon the glaze over the scones.
  • Glaze the top of the scones.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg
Author Lizzy T
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 428

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Judy Arri
2 years ago

5 stars
THis is one of my new favorite recipes. I have made them 3 times now. They are just so good I can’t help myself. They actually keep fine wrapped in the refrigerator for a couple of days. The only thing I did differently is in the icing on top. Instead of milk, I added some Sweet Italian Cream coffee creamer. Delicious!! Just took them to a lunch meeting with some friends and everyone wanted the recipe!

4 years ago

Can you freeze them ?

4 years ago

5 stars
These scones sound amazing. I’ve never made them before but you make it sound so easy. i love that it’s strawberry season and we have all the delicious strawberry dessert!

7 years ago

5 stars
These turned out beautifully and are so delicious. I am considering making these for an upcoming wedding reception (in the summer). Have you kept them overnight? If so, how did they last? Have you frozen them? (I expect freezing would mess them up due to the moisture from the strawberries.)

Annie @ ciaochowbambina
7 years ago

I love scones and the addition of the strawberry is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

7 years ago


7 years ago

These scones look absolutely amazing! What a way to start the day! 🙂

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
7 years ago

Yes, please! 🙂 I would love to start my say with one of these scones and some fresh fruit!

7 years ago

What perfect scones! I love strawberry shortcakes so I can definitely imagine these taste amazing.

Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
7 years ago

Such a fun scone idea! I could so go for this tomorrow morning with a cup of coffee!

7 years ago

This was a really great idea! I love strawberry shortcake…the sweet biscuits have always been my favorite. To turn it into a scone is a fab idea. These turned out really great 🙂

Adelaide Kendall
7 years ago

5 stars
In the strawberry shortcake scones recipe… can you use ANY other milk if buttermilk not available please.
Much thanks in advance 🙂 & Very Happy Easter!