Strawberry Scones

These scones are so good with fresh strawberries and perfect for a morning treat with a cup of tea or coffee. The icing drizzle puts these scones on another level!

Baked scones with icing drizzled on them.

I have fallen in love with scones over the past few months! I don’t know why I did not make them much before, but recently, I have discovered not only how easy they are to prepare, but they taste incredible and are perfect for breakfast. I have made them a couple times so when the kids come home from school they are ready. What a nice after school snack! The kids have had some friends over and I baked some fresh scones. They were a huge hit.

My local grocery store had some strawberries on sale and decided to try them in a batch of strawberry scones. I chopped them up finely and added them to my scone recipe. Wow – they turned out really well. I have not baked with strawberries many times before, instead usually using blueberries or raspberries in baking. But, I loved how the strawberries gave such a bright fruity flavour to the scones!

Scones on a tray with drizzled icing.

After the scones were baked I drizzled them with some icing and that was definitely the ‘icing on the cake’! The kids said that the icing was a great addition to the scones. I will be making these again!!

Ingredient Notes

  • Butter – Make sure the butter is nice and cold before working it into the flour.
  • Flour – I like to use all purpose flour for scones.
  • White Sugar – These scone have a hint of sweetness. In that way, they are a little closer to a tea biscuit compared to a buttermilk country biscuit.
  • Baking Powder – This is needed for the reaction to help the scones rise during baking.
  • Salt – Just a little bit for the dough.
  • Egg – An ingredient not typical in biscuits, I love the addition of an egg to these scones. It helps bind it together and creates a fluffy scone.
  • Milk – You could use milk and even half and half cream.
  • Icing Sugar – Used for the glaze on the scones after they come out of the oven.

Fresh or Frozen Strawberries

This recipe uses fresh strawberries and they work best for baked scones. You could use frozen strawberries, but I would defrost them first. Then, if they are whole, cut them into small chunks. After that, add them to the recipe the same way you would with fresh berries.

A glass mixing bowl with flour and cold butter.

How To Make Scones

Some people are nervous baking scones, thinking that it is far too difficult, when nothing could be further from the truth. Here are a few tips when making scones/biscuits:

  • Have all your tools and ingredients set out before you start.
  • Make sure that the butter is cold – take it out of the fridge right before making the scones.
  • A pastry cutter is an invaluable tool for making scones. They are not expensive and work great at working the butter into the flour. Two knives works as well, it just takes longer.
  • Do not overwork the dough when folding in the milk/egg mixture. Just fold it enough to get the flour wet and there is not much loose flour. This helps to ensure the scones are light and flakey.
Scone dough shaped into a circle on the cutting board.

How To Shape Scones

Make sure to use a well floured surface to work the batter into a square, otherwise it will stick to the surface when you are trying to lift them off to put on a baking sheet. Pat the strawberry scone dough into an 8 inch round disc. Try to ensure that it is an even thickness throughout.

Scone dough in a shaped circle and cut into wedges.

Cut batter into 8 pie shaped wedges. Use a sharp knife, and clean between each cut to help prevent the dough from sticking.

Raw dough shaped and placed on a baking sheet.

Place the wedges onto a baking sheet lined with either a silicone sheet or parchment paper. That way they will not stick to the sheet during baking. You could also use a baking stone which works very well for baking scones.

Expert Tip! Some of my scone recipes have them baked all together in the circle. You could easily do that with this recipe. But, it will take longer for them to bake through as they are all touching. When drizzling icing, I often prefer to bake them as separate scones.

Fresh baked scones out of the oven.

How Long To Bake Scones

I bake the scones at 400F for 16-18 minutes. They will rise during baking and just start to brown on the tops and edges.

Overhead picture of baked scones.

Time For The Icing

Once the scones have finished baking, take them out of the oven and let them cool before drizzling the icing on the scones.

I have tasted these scone with and without the icing drizzle and it truly adds so much to these strawberry scones. They are so good!

Close up picture of scones with icing drizzle.

More Scones Recipes

Making scones is not a difficult task. In fact, I find it one of the most simple things to bake. The ingredients are items that you usually have in your fridge and pantry and it does not take long for them to get thrown in the oven. There are also many ways to vary this recipe. Here are a few other scone recipes:

  • Chocolate Chip Scones – Probably my most popular scone and the one I am asked to make most frequently.
  • Maple Walnut Scones – Maple and walnut are an awesome flavour combination and it works so well with these scones. The maple glaze is amazing!
  • Blueberry Scones – These scones are so good. Fresh blueberries and sprinkled with coarse sugar!
  • Apple Cinnamon Scones – Apple fritter is my donut of choice and these scones have that flavour with a cinnamon icing drizzled all over.
  • Raisin Scones – A classic scone with raisins throughout, they are great with a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Cheddar Jalapeno Mini Scones – Unlike all the scones above, these are one of my favourites. The cheesy spiciness of the scones are just addictive!

Strawberry Scones

4.41 out of 5
5 reviews
Simple Instructions for how to make strawberry scones with butter and fresh strawberries. This recipe for oven baked biscuits are buttery and flakey.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 8 scones



  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries , chopped
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg


  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the cold butter to the bowl and using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour. Continue until a crumbly consistency is produced. Stir in the chopped strawberries.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg into the milk. Pour the milk mixture into the flour and stir together with your hands with a baking spatula until combined. Work gently and be careful to not over-mix the batter.
  • Spread a little flour on a flat work surface. Dump the batter onto the floured work surface and pat down to make a 8 inch disc. Cut into 8 equal wedges.
  • Place wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes. The scones should be just starting to brown on top.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  • Make the drizzle by mixing the icing sugar with the milk until dissolved. Drizzle over all the scones.
  • Enjoy!


Per serving:

Calories: 325kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 220mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18g

Nutrition Disclaimer


Baked scones with icing drizzled on them.

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  • 2 stars
    I thought I followed the recipe correctly but maybe I messed up because the dough was extremely sticky. Not possible to cut into triangles. I added some more flour hoping that would help but just ended up scooping them into balls. They came out with a biscuit consistency, not at all like a scone. Still tasted good though.

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  • 5 stars
    Delicious! I just added a few drops of lemon extract to icing

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  • 5 stars
    Outstanding recipe! Thank you, sir. We used frozen strawberries, diced fairly small, and it worked out just fine.

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  • Can I use frozen strawberries?

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    • I haven’t tried, but I would think that it would be good to let the frozen strawberries thaw first and drain in a strainer. They generally have a lot of liquid and that would probably release into the scones. If you do try it, please come back and share how it turned out!

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