Making food for a Tea Party themed event was a perfect opportunity for me to create a new scone recipe. These Lemon scones are yummy and perfectly bite sized. I will definitely be making these for my graduation party (when that time comes). These scones are simple to make and don’t take that long. They are perfect to make ahead of time and grab as you leave the house in the morning!


Lemon Scones


  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter (Cold)
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Zest

For the Glaze:

  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar


1.Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the salt, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest  and flour.


2. Now add the butter. The butter should be cold and right from the fridge. You will need to cut the butter up into smaller pieces and slowly add them the dry ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients as you add the butter. I usually cut the butter into cubes (like shown below) and then cut each cube into strips.


3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, vanilla, lemon, and heavy cream together. Slowly pour this mixture into the dry ingredients, while mixing continuously on low-speed until a dough has formed.


4. On a lightly floured surface, using your hands or a rolling-pin, divide the dough in half and shape into two equal circles about 3/4 of an inch thick.


5. Cut each circle into 6-8 triangle pieces. Whether you can get 6- 8 scones from each circle depends on how large you cut them. These scones, wont spread out when you bake them, but they will puff up slightly so they don’t need to be too big.


6. Place the scones on the parchment and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they are lightly browned. You will also notice that the tops will start to crack. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire cooling rack.


7. Once cooled, you can pour on the glaze. For the glaze, whisk together the lemon juice and powdered sugar. Pour over the scones.