Cookies and Cream Scones

Cookies and Cream Scones are light, buttermilk scones studded with chunks of cream-filled chocolate cookies! 
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Pastries, muffins, doughnuts and scones are often enjoyed as a delicious breakfast treat. However sometimes I find there is a grey area as to whether or not those treats actually qualify as breakfast.  They may not quite be dessert either, but perhaps more suitable for an afternoon treat, such as an old-fashioned afternoon tea.  At least that is what I envisioned while putting a modern twist on a traditional scone recipe for these Cookies and Cream Scones!

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Cookies and Cream Scones are a light, buttermilk scone recipe studded with cream-filled chocolate cookies in every bite.  I cut the cookies into quarters so there would be big chunks of cookies throughout the scones.  The base recipe is not too sweet, so the cookies are a tasty addition.  Plus they add a visually striking touch as well!  For a sweet little sparkle and crunch, I also sprinkled a little sugar over the top of the dough before baking.
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Cookies and Cream Scones
Yields: 8 to 10 servings
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar (I used Tate+Lyle® Organic Pure Cane Sugar), plus additional for topping
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16 cream-filled chocolate cookies, cut into quarters (I used Oreos)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In food processor, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add cold butter and pulse until pea-sized crumbs form. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl (or liquid measuring cup) combine buttermilk, egg, and vanilla.
  4. Stir cookies into flour mixture. Next add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, folding until combined and dough forms a ball.
  5. Put dough on prepared cookie sheet and press to form a 9-inch circle. Sprinkle the top with sugar, if desired. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cut into 8 to 10 wedges (a pizza cutter works well for this).

In this recipe, I actually used a special sugar (new to me and new to the U.S.)–a trusted British brand, Tate+Lyle® Fairtrade Certified Sugars.

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Tate+Lyle® Fairtrade Certified Sugars is now available in the U.S. with Organic Pure Cane Sugar, Organic Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Natural Pure Cane Sugar.  Tate+Lyle® Sugars has graced Britain’s finest tables, including those of royalty, making it an integral part of England’s epicurean history for over 130 years. It seems fitting to use a British sugar for a scone recipe perfect to serve for afternoon tea, don’t you think?  These delightful British sugars are available at Walmart. Keep an eye out for their new Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Flavored Beverage Syrups that are coming soon in Fall 2014 for brightening up coffee and tea time!  

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  1. Mami2jcn says:

    I love banana nut muffins.

  2. Mami2jcn says:


  3. Jessica To says:

    I like butter cookies for my snack.

  4. I like homemade Madeleine cookies

  5. Stephanie says:

    i love butter cookies

  6. Stephanie says:
  7. Jennifer H says:

    It was white chocolate raspberry scones or Oreo streusal muffins… but now it may be Oreo Scones! Yum – can’t wait to try these 🙂

  8. I love blueberry scones– this twist with cookies and cream looks delicious!

  9. I love to have tea with traditional scones and clotted cream. It makes me feel British!

  10. It’s funny that you mention that grey area, because I always struggle with the question “do I pin this recipe to breakfast or dessert?”

    I love finger sandwiches with an afternoon tea!

  11. Lemon sugar cookies!!

  12. Maria Reaser says:

    i love any kind of baked good in yhe afternoon. If i am out ,i sometimes get a doughnut

  13. I like coffee cake for an afternoon treat.

  14. courtney b says:

    wow that looks amazing! we like chocolate graham crackers with tea. So yummy !:)

  15. courtney b says:
  16. Allyson P says:

    I love to have gingerbread or ginger cookies!

  17. Jennifer says:

    Right now, I’m in LOVE with your Chocolate Zucchini Bread! It is a wonderful way to use up the zukes. 🙂

  18. Nicole D says:

    My favorite to enjoy with afternoon tea is lemon sandwich cookies, goes great with a cup of green tea.

  19. Nicole D says:
  20. Natalie Yarbrough says:

    I love to eat small snickerdoodle cookies with my afternoon tea. It really picks up my energy!

  21. Natalie Yarbrough says:

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  22. My favorite treat to enjoy with an afternoon tea is sugar cookies and maybe chocolate chip cookies.

  23. amy pugmire says:

    I love coffee cake.

  24. amy pugmire says:
  25. Biscotti is my favorite teatime treat

  26. Danishes!

  27. Stacy Kaegi says:

    Afternoon tea…..I simply love it. I love mine with a cookie or three.

  28. Butter cookies!

  29. There’s a place near us that makes the most delicious Apple Pie Muffins.

  30. Biscotti goes great with tea. So would these scones!

  31. Lisa Brown says:

    chocolate chip cookies

  32. Lisa Brown says:
  33. Susan Smith says:

    I love butter cookies with my afternoon tea.

  34. Susan Smith says:
  35. I love lemon bars or anything lemon for that matter.

  36. courtney b says:

    that looks so amazing !:) we like poppy seed cake or chocolate graham crackers when we drink tea! thanks so much! xoxo

  37. courtney b says:
  38. I always used to have tea and crumpets with my Grandma. But I sure wouldn’t mind making these Oreo scones a staple for tea, breakfast, dessert or anything else. They look and sound amazing.

  39. I love scones, and petit fours, and toast with marmalade and cucumber sandwiches!

  40. I love to eat brownies with tea!

  41. Jessie C. says:

    My favorite treat to enjoy for an afternoon tea is Madeleines.
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  42. Jessie C. says:


  43. D Schmidt says:

    I adore scones, chelsea buns and swiss rolls for afternoon tea.

  44. D Schmidt says:
  45. a chocolate chip cookie and a cup of coffee

  46. I love scones with lemon curd! 🙂


  47. I love raspberry shortbread thumbprints.

  48. steve weber says:

    I like Milano cookies with my tea.

  49. A chocolate tart 🙂

  50. I love sugar cookies with my vanilla tea.

  51. I like Butter Ball Pecan cookies.

  52. With tea I like a nice shortbread cookie.

  53. Cream scones!

  54. I enjoy a good piece of zucchini bread in the summer. Your recipe looks amazing!

  55. Christine says:

    I love scones or muffins with tea
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  56. Christine says:
  57. Any kind of cookie!

  58. My favorite thing to eat with tea is sugar cookies.

  59. Something I like to enjoy with an afternoon tea is peanut butter cookies.

  60. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I love blueberry scones.

  61. Scones with Devonshire cream

  62. Butter cookies

  63. Arena Thompson says:

    Lemon bars!

  64. Arena Thompson says:
  65. teresa harvey says:

    This time of year I snack of veggies from the garden. In winter something on the sweet side.

  66. Cherilyn White says: I pinned on Pinterest. My favorite treat is Edward’s Hershey Creme Pie.

  67. Amy M. C. says:

    Biscotti, cookies, scones…I’m not picky!

  68. Julie Wood says:

    I love my Big Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. They are so delicious!

  69. Julie Wood says:
  70. I love shortbread or lemon cookies with afternoon tea.

  71. Tina Robinson says:
  72. Tina Robinson says:

    I love my ginger crinkles with a cup of hot tea! They go together so well!

  73. Rochelle M says:

    Soft sugar cookies or snickerdoodles. 🙂

  74. robyn donnelly says: I tweeted about this recipe. Looks great.

  75. robyn donnelly says:

    I love anything homemade or baked in the pastry or dessert form. Especially with chocolate, peanut butter, or fruit.

  76. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

  77. Blueberry Muffins

  78. Sugar Cookies

  79. Kimberley says:

    Shortbread cookies are the best with tea!

  80. I love a good sugar cookie to dunk in my tea. Yummy.

  81. Cinnamon chip oatmeal scones.

  82. Donna George says:

    Peanut butter cookies are my fave

  83. Donna George says:
  84. Tricia Martin says:

    I enjoy cinnamon rolls.

  85. Tricia Martin says:
  86. I like banana muffins

  87. Liberty T. says:

    I absolutely love lemon tea bars, they go so well with a delicious drink.

  88. Liberty T. says:
  89. crystal sheckles-gibson says:

    A new donut shop opened in the next county over and they have the best donuts. I think it is a good thing that they are 25 minutes away!

  90. My favorite treat to enjoy with tea is Mexican tea cakes.

  91. I love shortbread cookies dipped in dark chocolate that I get from Aldi!

  92. Blueberry scones!

  93. I love blueberry scones, but those cookie scones look amazing!!

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  95. shelly peterson says:

    Blueberry scones are good but I would serve Russian tea cookies with tea.
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  96. shelly peterson says:

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  97. Allison Downes says:

    I love enjoying biscotti with afternoon tea.

    Thank you for having this nice giveaway! I would love to win this.


  98. Allison Downes says:
  99. I enjoy doing a proper tea with small scones and clotted cream. Thanks for the giveaway!

  100. samantha von says:

    My favorite tea treat is a blueberry scone!

  101. I love hot tea! I’d enjoy it with some fresh squeezed lemon. I’m not a “sweets” person at all.

  102. ellen casper says:

    Oatmeal rainsin cookies

  103. ellen casper says:
  104. I love pound cake

  105. Anything chocolate – cookies, brownies, cupcakes…..I love them all! 🙂

  106. maria cantu says:

    My favorite, lemon meringue pie.

  107. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like blueberry muffins with an afternoon tea.

  108. pecan tarts or snickerdoodles!

  109. A local tea house makes these homemade matcha chai scones that are to DIE for! Love them with my chai tea!

  110. Erica Best says:


  111. Erica Best says:
  112. I want a shortbread cookie with my tea

  113. I like to enjoy my tea with hojarascas cookies (mexican cinnamon cookies)

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  115. I always enjoy a great chocolate chip cookie with my tea.

  116. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I love scones (yours sound delicious, btw) and jam thumbprint cookies.

  117. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:
  118. My favorite treat with afternoon tea is ginger snaps.

  119. I like cheesecake with my tea.

  120. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love scones

  121. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  122. I’ve never made scones but they look good for an afternoon treat. I also enjoy having shortbread cookies or date nut bread with my afternoon tea.

  123. Thomas Murphy says:

    My favorite tea time snack is Cinnamon rolls.

  124. Thomas Murphy says:
  125. Tabathia B says:

    I love sliced pound cake

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  126. Tabathia B says:


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  127. my fave treat is oatmeal cookies