Try the ultimate buttermilk scone recipe! Craft golden, tender, and fluffy scones that will become your repeat favorite.

Prepare the ingredients for making your best buttermilk scones recipe.

Mix flour, salt, sugar, and butter until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Use your fingertips to blend.

Make a well and pour in the buttermilk.

Using a butter knife, gently stir and cut the mixture until it starts forming a rough dough.

Pat the dough gently into a round or rectangle shape. Lightly flour the work surface and your hands.

Cut each buttermilk scone cleanly and straight down using a round cookie cutter.

Arrange the cut buttermilk scones, close together, on a lined baking sheet. Brush tops with extra buttermilk.

Bake your best buttermilk scones until light golden brown and puffed, about 15 minutes.

Serve your super soft, best buttermilk scones with jam and whipped cream. See the recipe for easy flavor variations!