Chocolate Cherry Scones

Amazing chocolate cherry scones recipe using milk and white chocolate chips, the best of both worlds!
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My goodness, I can’t remember the last time I baked scones! I adore scones, I am one with scones, yet it’s been…. months? It was time to fix that! Chocolate cherry scones were the solution.

Chocolate Cherry Scones in a plate

The recipe will be at the end as usual for you to print, but I wanted to walk through how to make perfect scones again with you all. This is simply the easiest way to get evenly sized scones – as close as you will ever get to even- and is so easy!

Close up of Chocolate Cherry Scones Dough

First, take your entire batch of dough and shape it into a log.

log shaped dough divided into three parts

Second, divide the log according to what the yield is. A twelve scone yield recipe should be split into two. An eighteen scone recipe (like all of mine are) should be split into three.

Make sure all the pieces are the same amount of dough.

Chocolate Cherry Scones dough shaped into a log

Flatten each piece by turning it onto it’s side then smooshing it down with the palm of your hand, into six inch disks like shown below.

Make sure each disk is relatively the same thickness from the outside edge to the middle, do not make thin edges. This will ensure that the scones are the same thickness for baking.

three parts of Chocolate Cherry Scones dough flattened

Cut each disk into six evenly sized pieces.

disk shaped flat dough cut into six evenly sized pieces

Place on the baking sheet and you are ready to go!

Pizza shape Chocolate Cherry Scones dough placed in baking sheet ready for baking

There’s nothing better than chocolate and cherry together for a fantastic flavour and it’s one of only a few fruits that really pairs well with both white and dark chocolate.  That lead to me to thinking that these babies needed swirl chocolate chips.

Milk and white chocolate swirl chips made all the difference in this recipe, taking it from good to utterly fabulous!

close up of three chocolate cherry scones in a plate, whole butter in a plate on background

Take a closer peek at those chocolate chips.


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Chocolate Cherry Scones

Amazing chocolate cherry scones recipe using milk and white chocolate chips, the best of both worlds!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh cherries
  • 10 ounces package white/milk chocolate swirled chips
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a small bowl combine the sour cream and baking soda together.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 
  • Cut in the butter using two knives scissor style or with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse peas in the flour mixture. 
  • Add in the sour cream and beaten egg, gently mixing until it’s almost together. 
  • Once the mixture is this close to being completely combined, add in the bag of white chocolate chips. Mix gently again. Then when it’s just ready, add in the cherries.
  • By now you have scooped it together and rolled it into one large log. This is the start of how you make perfect scones every time. Cut the log into three pieces. Flatten each round disk into a 6 inch square then cut into 6 equal triangles. I never do scones any other way now, this technique makes things so easy now. 
  • Take your 18 scones and place on a well-greased cookie sheet or parchment lined cookie sheet. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees until browned and beautiful, about 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 18g, Calories: 349kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 314mg, Potassium: 135mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 450IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 1.6mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Nadia says

    Have you tried making the scones with frozen cherries?

  2. Shannon says

    Lemon and blueberry scones are my fave but I am totally making these tonight, yum!

  3. Madbcbabe says

    I have enjoyed white chocolate raspberry more than once this season

  4. travelluna says

    I have only had Cranberry Orange Scones and it was a favourite

  5. privyseel says

    Apricot scones.

    Rafflecopter ~ Rachelle T.

    P.S. Your scones in this post are drool worth! 🙂

  6. magnalicious says

    I like raisin scones. These ones looks delicious though – I have never had cherry chocolate scones. 

  7. Bianca at Sweet Dreaming says

    chocolate chip or cinnamon scones are my fav!

    • Nadia says

      Have you ever tried making these scones with frozen cherries?

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