The weather outside may be frightful, but these scones are so delightful! This Easy Scone Recipe is great for beginners and uses ingredients that are probably already sitting in your kitchen.

This simple recipe really lends itself well to adding in some sweet and savory flavors into the mix, too. Use it as your base, then have fun playing around with different add-ins. We have a few of our favorites listed below, including the vanilla scones with vanilla bean glaze. (They’re a BIG hit around here!) But don’t just use our favs, mix and match ingredients for yourself, to find the best flavor combos for you.

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. (P.S. They’re really great in any weather, so don’t be afraid to bake up a batch for the family or guests, anytime!)

Ingredient:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare cookie pan or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir to combine. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until flour mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In small bowl, whisk wet ingredients, including milk, 1 egg and vanilla, together. Add to dry ingredients all at once, stirring to moisten.
  4. On well-floured surface, knead scone dough 5 to 10 times until it comes together. Shape into an 8 in. round (about 1 in. thick); cut into 8 wedges.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake 15 to 17 minutes till golden brown or until lightly browned around the 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 a more on the savory side? These Herb and White Cheddar Scones may be just what you’re looking for. Featuring hints of dill and fresh chives, these tasty scones go great with a bowl of warm soup or a even side of bacon.

If you want to try something a little more adventurous and packed with flavor, try this Fig and Garam Masala Scone Recipe. It’s made with the warm, slightly spicy flavors of India and is perfect for dipping.

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.

Simple and Scrumptious Scone Recipe

Our simple scone recipe is easy to follow and goes beyond the basics, giving bakers the option to turn the recipe into different kinds of flavorful scones.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter cut into pieces
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs divided
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Wilton white sparkling sugar sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare cookie pan or baking sheet 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 flour mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In small bowl, whisk wet ingredients, including milk, 1 egg and vanilla, together. Add to dry ingredients all at once, stirring to moisten.
  • On well-floured surface, knead scone 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 till golden brown or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool completely on cooling grid.

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