Christmas Cherry Scones

These Christmas Scones need to be on your Christmas breakfast plate every single year!
Christmas Cherry Scones in a blue snowflake Pyrex tray
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Raise your hand if you like scones.

Good. Now take that hand and either grab your car keys and head to the store to buy Christmas cherries in red and green or open up your pantry and grab the Christmas cherries that you have at home.

Christmas Cherry Scones in a blue serving tray

I honestly think that I am going to eat these all year long. Man, I seriously LOVE Christmas cherries and they are perfect in my favorite scones recipe. They add just a smidge of sweetness that combats the tang of these scones and the color? Why didn’t I think of Christmas Cherry Scones before now? They’re’ even better than blueberry scones!

close up Christmas Cherry Scones in a blue snowflake Pyrex tray

Come on. Just look at that. Merry Christmas to your belly.

white cup with sour cream and baking soda

These scones are my usual scone recipe that use sour cream to puff them up. I’m so techinical, you know. Puff. Up. Its a very cheffy term.

slices of butter in a mixing bowl together with flour and other ingredients for Christmas Cherry Scones

I wanted to see if the mixer could cut cold butter into the flour mixture properly.

mixing bowl with flour and other ingredients for Christmas Cherry Scones

Oh, it did and it did perfectly. I am pretty sure that I am going to use this method over and over again from now on to make my scones. You pop the butter in, turn the mixer on low and just leave it for a few minutes until the butter is worked in and is around the size of peas.

Christmas Scones dough in a mixer

Then, I added in the rest of the ingredients. This dough will work your mixer like a horse, I’m warning you. Make sure that your mixer is powerful enough and that you aren’t going to ruin it.

These Christmas Cherry Scones were scone perfection.

blue snowflake Pyrex tray with pieces of Christmas Cherry Scones on a red background

Seve them in your favorite dish – I’m having fun using all the great snowflake Pyrex that I bought in the States last year- with butter.

Christmas Cherry Scones in a blue snowflake Pyrex tray and a white plate with butter

So who else is a Christmas cherry lover? I can eat these plain from the container, though I do try to save them for baking. And in scones? Holy Dinah. These were a hit with everyone except my daughter that doesn’t eat scones. I don’t understand how she’s actually my child. Who doesn’t like scones?

Happy Baking everyone!


Christmas Scones

These Christmas Scones need to be on your Christmas breakfast plate every single year!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of chopped Christmas red and green cherries – WHOLE


  • Kick the tires & light the fires to 350 degrees.
  • Take your bowl with your cup of sour cream, and mix in the baking soda.
  • Whisk together the flour, sugar,baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or two knives in a criss-cross fashion, until the butter is broken into pea sized morsels in the flour. OR, if you have a mixer, use the paddle attachment and run it for a few minutes until the butter is broken up.
  • Beat the egg and mix in into the sour cream.
  • Add the sour cream mixture into the dry mixture. Either mix by hand but I’ve now found that using a mixer makes amazing scones!
  • When the dough is combined, add in the WHOLE cherries. The mixer will break them up! If you are hand mixing, then chop them in half. OR keep them whole. I like a good bite of cherry in my scones.
  • Divide into three equal circles. Cut each circle into six equal triangles.
  • Bake on a well greased or parchment lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes, until the scones are browned nicely on the bottom and slightly on the top. Watch them carefully!
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 263kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 42mg, Sodium: 304mg, Potassium: 110mg, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 410IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 1.4mg

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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    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      They are one of my favorites! Very tea-time for Christmas!

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