Mimi's Cornmeal Scones

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"This is a savory scone. Serve warm with butter or hot pepper jelly or honey. Yummm! These are good with Chili or any bean dish or all by themselves."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (74.7 g)
  • Calories 248.2
  • Total Fat - 12.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 33 mg
  • Sodium - 297.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 4.5 g
  • Calcium - 77.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Mix first five ingredients in a bow; cut in the butter using a pastry blended till it looks like fine crumbs.

Step 2

Stir in buttermilk so dough leaves sides of bowl and forms a ball.

Step 3

Turn onto a lightly floured surfave and knead lightly about 10 times; pat or roll into a 7" circle on ungreased cookie sheet that has been sprinkle with cornmeal.

Step 4

Score into eight wedges cutting down half way to the bottom.

Step 5

Bake in 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or till light brown. Immediately remove from sheet and carefull separate wedges; serve warm.

Step 6

NOTE: If the dough seems dry, stir in an additional 1-2 tablespoons of buttermilk; sometimes I will add an extra tablespoon while mixing, but you try it yourself for the first time.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Shar Pei

Love these and have made them several times. The hot pepper jelly is the only way to go, with lots of butter!

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(24 Dec 2015)


I have been trying my hand at making scones and I am delighted to say these came out so well! They are so moist for scones, which surprised me! I love corn anything so these were a special treat for me. They are delicious with butter and a sprinkling of sugar.

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(27 Sep 2013)


They didn't take long to whip up when my son was over for brunch with me on Sunday. We loved them with a sausage, pepper, onion and egg scramble!

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(10 Sep 2013)


So easy to make and so delicious they melt in your mouth.! We love these served with lots of butter. I made some to have with beef stew and it was a great combination!

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(23 Jan 2013)


I've never made any scones with cornmeal but these turned out extremely good I did need to add just a little more buttermilk to the dough, the flavor was excellent, will make again!

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(14 May 2012)


If you love cornbread, then you will love these! They are so tender and full of flavor. I love them sprinkled with a little sugar over the butter. These are great to have anytime! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us Courtney! Linda

(3 Nov 2011)