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by Fatgirlskinny · September 10, 2017

These Cheese Scones are delicious and crunchy on the outside but incredibly soft and fluffy on the inside. They are so cheesy and make the perfect lunch time treat. Enjoy them fresh from the oven or save them for later. Either way they are perfect for any one following the Slimming World plan or a calorie deficit.

I have been making this Cheese Scone Recipe for years so when I say it’s pretty fool proof I really do mean it! You make the whole recipe all in one bowl, with minimal mess and it only takes 5-10 minutes. Then throw them in the oven and you’ll have the perfect afternoon snack in 20 – 25 minutes.

You don’t need anything fancy to make these scones, just a standard baking tray, a bowl and the enthusiasm to bake.

The most important thing to remember when making scones is to work the dough as little as possible. It is the exact opposite of breadmaking, where lots of kneading makes for an excellent loaf.

Why you’ll love this recipe….

  • Quick and easy to make
  • Minimal mess
  • Makes the perfect low syn snack
  • Kids love to help and eat them too
  • Great batch cook recipe
  • Perfect for the lunch box
  • A great side to soup
  • So cheesy and tasty
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Batch Cook – Storage Information

  • Fridge: The scones will keep in an airtight container for 2-3 days but nothing beats a freshly baked cheese scone, still warm from the oven!
  • Reheat: It’s best to warm the scone up slightly in the oven or microwave before serving to freshen it up a little.
  • Freezer:These scones freezereally well.Let them cool before freezing. Place in a re-sealable bag or airtight container to protect from freezer burn (a sheet of waxed or parchment paper between them isn’t a bad idea to keep them from sticking to one another). Defrost before enjoying or reheating.

Is this recipe Slimming World friendly?

Many moons ago these scones were classed as Syn free.. it was a sad day when SW decided to Syn Smash.

25g Dried Smash is worth 4.5 Syns.

This sadly means the scones are classed as 2.5 Syns per scone.

But hey, they are delicious and so worth it!! Syns are there to be used right?

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Best Ever Cheese Scones

These Cheese Scones are delicious and crunchy on the outside but incredibly soft and fluffy on the inside. They are so cheesy and make the perfect lunch time treat. Enjoy them fresh from the oven or save them for later. Either way they are perfect for any one following the Slimming World plan or a calorie deficit.

Nutritional Information

Slimming World Syns: 2.5 Syns Per Scone [Allow for healthy extra A]

Calories: 131 Per Scone

Weight Watchers Points: Coming Soon

Course Snack

Prep Time 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes minutes

Servings 8 Scones

Ingredients

  • 40 Grams Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese (Using Healthy Extra A), Grated
  • 100 Grams Smash (Dried)
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 300 Grams Fat Free Cottage Cheese with Onion & Chives
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • Pinch Dried Mixed Herbs
  • Frylight or low fat cooking spray

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 200c/180c Fan/ Gas mark 6.

  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and add half of the cottage cheese. I suggest using a hand blender to mix this together or whisk at a very high speed.

  • Add the remainder of the cottage cheese along with the salt and pepper. Continue to mix until you have a smooth paste.

  • Add the Smash, baking powder and grated cheese. Fold together until you form a dry dough like mixture.

  • Spray a baking tray with Frylight or line with grease proof paper.

  • Form 7 Sconelike shapes and place onto the tray. Spritz the tops with a little Frylight and place into the oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Allow to cool on a wire rack or plate before serving with your choice of filling.

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Please let me know how it turned out! Leave a comment below or share a photo on Instagram tagging me at @fatgirlskinny__ and the hashtag #fatgirlskinny.

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  1. Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (7)Lynsey says:

    July 26, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Just made these! Absolutely lovely.

    Reply

  2. Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (8)Carolyn Killick says:

    August 10, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Made these, will be making them again ? Well worth it

    Reply

  3. Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (9)Marie says:

    October 11, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    They were lovely but not syn free! Smash is now synned and should be counted the same as flour as it’s not made up with water.

    Reply

    • Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (10)Fatgirlskinny says:

      October 12, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      The recipe has now been updated 🙂 I am gradually working through the site checking for recent Syn changes 🙂 At 1 Syn each they are still pretty amazing.

      Reply

  4. Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (11)Hannah says:

    October 31, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    These were gorgeous!!!

    Reply

  5. Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (12)Carol Phile says:

    March 18, 2019 at 7:52 am

    If Smash is synned the same as flour, can we use flour instead? If so, how much please?

    Reply

    • Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (13)Fatgirlskinny says:

      March 19, 2019 at 10:32 am

      The same amount of flour would 16 syns so i wouldn’t recommend it.. also i don’t know how much flour would be needed to create these compared to the smash i have not tried it.

      Reply

  6. Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (14)Amy Chidley says:

    August 19, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Have you worked out a sweet / plain scone recipe? SW used to have one but I just can’t find one anywhere. Really want to have a cream tea for low syns!

    Reply

    • Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (15)Fatgirlskinny says:

      August 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      It’s not as easy because flour is very high in syns 🙂 I will have a look when I am next with my baking hat on x

      Reply

  7. Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (16)Amy Chidley says:

    August 21, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks!

    Reply

  8. Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (17)Margaret says:

    September 11, 2019 at 9:05 am

    What about trying it with oats 40g blended is your hb choice just a suggestion not made any yet but I’m going to for our next taster x

    Reply

  9. Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (18)Carolann says:

    January 5, 2021 at 11:01 am

    This recipe also works fantasy as dumplings in stews and soups. ?

    Reply

  10. Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (19)Elaine de B says:

    February 27, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Can I use Quark instead of cottage cheese

    Reply

    • Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (20)Fatgirlskinny says:

      March 1, 2021 at 11:35 pm

      No sorry it needs to be cottage cheese

      Reply

  11. Best Ever Cheese Scones | Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Fatgirlskinny.net | Slimming Recipes, Healthy Eating & Weight Loss (21)Tony says:

    May 19, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Try diving the mixture into approx 25 small rounds- bake as usual and they make lovely cheese bites for a buffet or use them as croutons in soup—- delicious!,,,

    Reply

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FAQs

What is the best way to eat a cheese scone? ›

These melt-in-the-mouth cheese scones make a perfect accompaniment to a homemade soup or stew. Alternatively, they're great on their own with a slather of butter, for a quick savoury treat.

Do cheese scones contain sugar? ›

Each serving provides 143 kcal, 3g protein, 18g carbohydrates (of which 1g sugars), 6.5g fat (of which 4g saturates), 1g fibre and 0.5g salt.

How do the Scottish eat their scones? ›

Although the English eat scones mainly at teatime, the Scots eat them at almost any time: with midmorning coffee, with soup and salad at lunch, at afternoon tea or high tea, and even with a glass of wine at the co*cktail hour.

How unhealthy is a cheese scone? ›

Calorie and Nutrition Values for 100g of Cheese Scones
Calories363
Carbohydrate43.2
Fat17.8
Fibre1.6
Alcohol0
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Are scones healthy or unhealthy? ›

They are typically extremely high in calories from the heavy butter and cream. And, although scones with fruit might seem healthier, most are even higher in calories and still high in saturated fat. Steer clear of scones.

Do scones raise blood sugar? ›

Low in sugar and high in fibre, wholemeal scones are good options for diabetics. Incorporating yoghurt and fruits is a good option to make desserts for diabetics. Diabetics need proper management of sugar intake to handle their blood sugar level.

How are scones best served? ›

Cream or jam first is the great, old scone debate that divides afternoon tea lovers. If you follow the Devonshire method, you'll smother your scone in cream before adding jam, while if you live by the Cornish method you'll go jam then cream first.

Should I toast or microwave a scone? ›

Secondly (and perhaps most importantly), scones should always be served fresh, preferably straight out of the oven. If you must reheat your scones, then you should only ever do so in a pre-heated oven and NEVER the microwave.

What is the queens way to eat scones? ›

In an interview earlier this year, Darren McGrady, a former royal chef, said that the queen spread a layer of jam on her scone, then added cream. That jam-first method in known as the Cornish style — versus the Devonshire style, which layers cream first.

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