Whole Grain Rosemary Parmesan Scones with Herb Butter

closeup of rosemary parmesan scones on top of a parchment lined black cooling rack.

5 from 2 reviews

Whole grain rosemary parmesan scones with a simple garlic herb butter are savory, flaky, and easy to make. They're perfect to go with holiday meals or to elevate everyday dinners.


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp frozen butter, grated
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup good quality parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • Olive oil, for brushing

For the Herb Butter:

  • 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • Pinch garlic powder


  1. Heat oven to 475°F.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Stir grated butter into dry ingredients until the pieces are all coated with flour.
  4. Stir in rosemary, parmesan, and black pepper.
  5. Add milk and gently stir just until a sticky, shaggy dough forms.
  6. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Gently knead 3-4 times.
  7. Spread dough into a rectangle, then fold each edge over onto the center to make a very tall square of dough. Then press down into a circle about 1 inch thick. Cut rectangle into 8 wedges.
  8. Place wedges onto a baking sheet lines with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Lightly brush with olive oil.
  9. Bake 8-10 minutes and remove from baking sheet immediately to cool.

For Garlic Herb Butter:

  1. Stir together all ingredients. Chill until ready to serve.


  • You can also use all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, or a mixture of both.
  • Keep the dough as cold as possible before baking. That means handling it with your hands as little as possible and working quickly. This will yield the most fluffy, flaky scones.
  • You can use other fresh herbs if you'd like, such as thyme or chives. 

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