The weather outside may be frightful, but these scones are so delightful! Simple and delicious, this easy scone recipe is great for beginners and uses ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen already.
While you can certainly make and enjoy these scones as is, this recipe lends itself well to flavor mixing. Use it as your base, then have fun playing around with different add-ins. We have a few listed below (the vanilla scones with vanilla bean glaze was a favorite around here!), but you can use whatever ingredients you prefer.
So if the cold winter winds have you reaching for everything comfy and cozy, grab a blanket and your favorite book and curl up with a plate of these warm and delicious scones.
- 1 teaspoon Clear Vanilla Extract
- White Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs, divided
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare cookie pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir to combine. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- In small bowl, whisk milk, 1 egg and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients all at once, stirring to moisten.
- On well-floured surface, knead dough 5 to 10 times until it comes together. Shape into an 8 in. round (about 1 in. thick); cut into 8 wedges.
- Place wedges on prepared pan. In small bowl, whisk remaining egg and 1 tablespoon water together to make egg wash. Brush egg wash over scones and top with sparkling sugar.
- Bake 15 to 17 minutes, or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely on cooling grid.
Mix it up with one of these delicious flavor combinations!
Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze: Add 3/4 cup whole blueberries with liquid ingredients. Omit egg wash and sparkling sugar. To make glaze, whisk together 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest (about 1/2 lemon). Ice when fully cooled.
Chocolate Chip Scones with Coconut: Add 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut and ½ teaspoon coconut extract with liquid ingredients.
Vanilla Scones with Vanilla Bean Glaze: Split and scrape seeds out of 1 vanilla bean. Discard pod. Mix in half of seeds with liquid ingredients and reserve half for glaze. Omit egg wash and sparkling sugar. To make glaze, whisk together 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and remaining vanilla bean seeds. Ice when fully cooled.
Looking for something more on the savory side? These Herb and White Cheddar Scones feature dill and fresh chives for a scone that tastes great with a bowl of warm soup or a side of bacon. Or try something a little more adventurous with this Fig and Garam Masala Scone Recipe, made with the warm, slightly spicy flavors of India.
How do you fare in the game of scones? Tell us your favorite scone flavors in the comments below, or post a pic and tag us on Instagram @Wiltoncakes.