Discover the easy secrets to the best buttermilk scones recipe: golden, fluffy, and tender, these favorites are so good you'll want to bake them over and over!

Prepare your ingredients for baking the perfect buttermilk scones recipe.

INGREDIENTS

Mix flour, salt, sugar, and butter in a bowl, rubbing them together until the mixture looks like coarse breadcrumbs. Butter temperature is key!

RUB

Make a well in the center of the flour mix and add buttermilk. Can't make the best buttermilk scones recipe without cold buttermilk!

POUR BUTTERMILK

With a butter knife, softly stir and slice through the buttermilk scones mixture until it begins to form a rough dough. Do not overmix.

STIR 

Gently knead the dough to combine, then shape it into a rectangle on a surface lightly sprinkled with flour.

KNEAD AND SHAPE

Use a round cookie cutter to cut your best buttermilk scones. Cut straight down cleanly and avoid wiggling or twisting the cutter.

CUT THE SCONE DOUGH

Arrange the cut buttermilk scones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the tops with additional buttermilk.

ARRANGE

Bake your best buttermilk scones until they puff up and achieve a light golden brown color.

BAKE

Savor your freshly baked, best buttermilk scones recipe, topped with jam and whipped cream. Check the recipe for more flavor variations to make your best buttermilk scones more versatile!