Vanilla Bean Scones Recipe

If you love grabbing a scone along with your latte at the popular coffee shop, you'll love our Vanilla Bean Scones Recipe!  It's a simple version of their popular breakfast pastry but is easy to make at home.

Vanilla Bean Scones are a delicious breakfast treat, tea cake, or dessert! Make this great Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Scones recipe with just a few steps!

Making vanilla bean scones is actually much easier than you think.  There are a few steps, but they are simple to manage, and the result is a flaky, sweet, decadent treat that will make you feel like you are being pampered.  If you have a good quality food processor on hand, it makes pulling this dough together even easier to manage.

Vanilla Bean Scones Recipe

The key to making perfect scones is really in using heavy cream.  I didn't realize what a difference that made in flavor until I made this recipe.  Do not skimp on this.  Invest in good quality heavy cream for the best glaze which will give you the ultimate vanilla bean scones for a treat.

Ingredients: 

Scones:
2 1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Cold Butter, cubed
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1 Egg
1/2 Vanilla Bean, scraped
2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Glaze:
3 cups powdered sugar
6-7 tbsp Heavy Cream
1/2 Vanilla Bean, scraped
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Bean Scones are a delicious breakfast treat, tea cake, or dessert! Make this great Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Scones recipe with just a few steps! Directions: 
Preheat oven to 400.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Whisk or pulse in a food processor to mix.
Add butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or pulse in food processor until mixture resembles cornmeal texture.

Vanilla Bean Scones are a delicious breakfast treat, tea cake, or dessert! Make this great Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Scones recipe with just a few steps!
In another bowl, whisk together cream, egg, vanilla scraping, and extract.
Add liquid to flour mixture and pulse until just combined or stir by hand until dough forms a ball.
Put the dough onto a floured surface then knead briefly until dough comes together.
Roll out dough to about 1/2″ thickness.
Cut dough into 8 rectangles or squares. Then cut each of this on one diagonal and then on the other, creating 32 petite scones.

Vanilla Bean Scones are a delicious breakfast treat, tea cake, or dessert! Make this great Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Scones recipe with just a few steps!
Place on prepared baking sheet and back 10-12 minutes, or untile edges begin to get golden brown.
Transfer scones to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Vanilla Bean Scones are a delicious breakfast treat, tea cake, or dessert! Make this great Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Scones recipe with just a few steps!
Whisk together glaze ingredients, adding cream one tablespoon at a time to achieve desired thickness.
Dip cooled scones in glaze then place back onto the cooling rack to harden.

Copycat Vanilla Bean Scones

Serve these vanilla bean scones with your favorite cup of hot tea, orange juice, or one of our many favorite coffee recipes.  You can even add these to a simple brunch buffet, or offer up as a dessert treat after school to the kids.  Vanilla bean scones are an ideal simple and sophisticated treat that everyone in your family will love! For a special twist, add just a bit of orange juice to the glaze to create an orange glaze that everyone will rave over!

Vanilla Bean Scones Recipe
 
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Serves: 32
Ingredients
  • Scones:
  • 2½ cup Flour
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Cold Butter, cubed
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Vanilla Bean, scraped
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Glaze:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 6-7 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • ½ Vanilla Bean, scraped
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Whisk or pulse in a food processor to mix.
  5. Add butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or pulse in food processor until mixture resembles cornmeal texture.
  6. In another bowl, whisk together cream, egg, vanilla scraping, and extract.
  7. Add liquid to flour mixture and pulse until just combined or stir by hand until dough forms a ball.
  8. Put the dough onto a floured surface then knead briefly until dough comes together.
  9. Roll out dough to about ½" thickness.
  10. Cut dough into 8 rectangles or squares. Then cut each of this on one diagonal and then on the other, creating 32 petite scones.
  11. Place on prepared baking sheet and back 10-12 minutes, or untile edges begin to get golden brown.
  12. Transfer scones to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  13. Whisk together glaze ingredients, adding cream one tablespoon at a time to achieve desired thickness.
  14. Dip cooled scones in glaze then place back onto the cooling rack to harden.

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Vanilla Bean Scones are a delicious breakfast treat, tea cake, or dessert! Make this great Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Scones recipe with just a few steps!

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