Vanilla Bean Scones

These Vanilla Bean Scones are light, tender, buttery, and of course, delicious!  

Who doesn't love a scone? These scones are sure to make any brunch, breakfast or tea time feel like a special occasion, a little trip to somewhere elegant, delicious, maybe a touch posh. Our friend Erin makes amazing scones and has so many fantastic, and beginner-friendly recipes for you to try on her page and she just made these Vanilla Bean Scones special for us, using Java Sisters Vanilla beans! This recipe is delicious, relatively quick, and easy to follow, and the scones look just as good as they taste! 


Vanilla Bean scones


Yield: 16 mini scones
Preparation: 15 min. + 30 min. chilling
Bake time: 10 min.

Vanilla Bean Scones
260g all-purpose flour (2 c.)
1 tbsp. baking powder
70g granulated sugar (1/3 c.)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, grated
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 egg
1 vanilla bean, scraped
1 tbsp. honey

Vanilla Bean Glaze
160g powdered sugar
2 tbsp. milk of choice
1 vanilla bean, scraped


Vanilla Bean Scones
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Grate the butter into the flour mixture, and whisk around. Place the mixture into the freezer while you prepare the wet ingredients.

In a small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, egg, vanilla bean, and honey.

Take the flour mixture out of the freezer and make a well in the center of the mixture. Pour the liquid mixture into the well. Using a rubber spatula, lightly fold the ingredients together until everything is just combined. Use your hands to lightly knead the dough together as needed. (It may look like it won’t come together, but it will! If absolutely dry and not coming together, add in 1 tsp. of heavy cream at a time)

Once combined, turn the dough out non to parchment paper and split the dough evenly into two pieces. Flatten each piece into a 1/2” thick disc that is approximately 4” in diameter and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400F (200C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a sharp knife to cut one of the discs into 8 triangles. Spread out on a baking sheet and brush the tops with heavy cream. Bake for 10 minutes, until the tops are lightly golden brown. Repeat with the other disc.

Vanilla bean scones dough

Vanilla Bean Glaze
In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla bean. If the mixture seems too thin, add more powdered sugar. If the mixture seems too thick, add more liquid. Once the scones are cooled, pour a small amount of glaze over each scone. Enjoy!


Recipe Creator:

Many thanks to Erin who developed this beautiful Vanilla Bean Scones recipe and shared it with us.  

Erin is currently attending school for culinary food science. She loves to bake and experiment with recipes, which is why she created her blog! She hopes to create recipes that many people enjoy and love, and appreciates all of you who have stopped by her blog! Check out the full article the Vanilla Bean Scones recipe on her blog.

If you make this recipe, please tag her on instagram @doughlights and use #doughlights. 

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