Make 8 outrageously delicious lemon cream scones with lemon glaze icing in 30 minutes, with this quick and easy breakfast or snack recipe!Make 8 outrageously delicious lemon cream scones with lemon glaze icing in 30 minutes, with this quick and easy breakfast or snack recipe!

My sister told me about a delicious scone recipe she recently tried. Turns out it was the same recipe I had saved on Pinterest several months before and wanted to try, so I did!  Wow – I was really glad I made them… these Lemon Cream Scones are fantastic!

The lemon cream scones taste amazing! They are NOT dry (thankfully!), and get their delicious flavor from lemon zest IN the scones, and a lemon flavored glaze ON TOP!  They are very easy to make, in about 30 minutes from start to finish.

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Other Scone Recipes On This Blog – I LOVE Scones!

Do YOU love scones? We sure do, in our home! They’re very easy to make, and cost so much less to make at home than buying from the local coffee hangout. Nothing better than a hot cup of coffee and a wonderful tasting scone! YUM.

I’ve published recipes for quite a few, including Apple Cinnamon, Cinnamon Chip, White Chocolate Raspberry, Blackberry, Banana Nut, Chocolate Chip Orange, Gingerbread, and Cranberry Orange.

Collage of 9 scone pictures from The Grateful Girl Cooks!

How To Make Lemon Cream Scones

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Mix together the sugar and lemon zest in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the sugar/lemon zest mixture until well combined.

Lemon zest and sugar are mixed together
Grate a cube of butter that has been frozen (freeze for 15 minutes before starting) directly into the bowl with the flour, etc..  Use a pastry blender to mix until the flour mixture resembles coarse crumbs. TIP: If you don’t own a hand held pastry blender, two forks can be used. The grated frozen butter looks a LOT like grated cheese, right?

Frozen butter is grated into dry ingredients in bowl

Pastry blender is used to incorporate grated butter into flour for scones

Once the dough mixture is the size of coarse crumbs, mix an egg and heavy whipping cream together in a separate bowl.

Add The Wet Ingredients To The Dry Ingredients

When it is fully blended, pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture, and stir until ingredients are combined. This may take a minute or two. Just keep at it, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go, to incorporate all the crumbles.

Egg and whipping cream are added to scone dough ingredients

Scone dough is fully mixed together in a bowl.

Shape The Dough To Make The Lemon Cream Scones

Shape the lemon cream scones dough with your hands into a round ball. I did this in the same bowl I mixed the dough in. Once the dough ball is formed, place it onto a lightly floured work surface.

Roll the dough for the scones out into a 7 inch circle (dough will be about 3/4 inch tall). Cut it into 8 wedges. You can use a pizza cutter to make smooth even cuts, but a sharp knife works just as well.

Lemon scone dough is formed into a ball on floured surface
Can you see the little pieces of lemon zest in the dough? That adds great citrus FLAVOR to the yummy scones!

Lemon cream scone dough is cut into 8 wedges with pizza cutter

Bake The Lemon Cream Scones

Place the wedges onto a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Leave a bit of space between each wedge. Bake the lemon cream scones in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove scones from oven, once done. The scones should be a light golden brown in color.

Scone wedges are placed on parchment paper to bake

Lemon cream scones, freshly baked and out of oven

Let the lemon cream scones cool for a moment, then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Prepare The Lemon Glaze

While cooling, prepare the lemon glaze in a small bowl, by mixing together powdered sugar, fresh squeezed lemon juice, melted butter and vanilla extract until smooth.

Lemon glaze for icing the scones in small metal bowl
Glaze The Scones

Once scones have cooled a bit, brush the lemon glaze over the top of each one. Use ALL the glaze! HELPFUL TIP: If you put a piece of foil or wax paper UNDER the rack, you will catch any glaze that drips off the scones (for easy cleanup!).

Lemon glaze added to scones on wire rack with a pastry brush

Let a bit of the glaze run down the sides of the scones. YUM!  Once all the glaze has been distributed, let the scones rest a few minutes in order to let the lemon glaze firm up.

Lemon cream scones, on wire rack with lemon glaze dripping down

Once the lemon glaze hardens, they are good to go! Don’t these lemon cream scones look GOOD? Wait until you taste them!

Lemon cream scones, served on white plate with yellow flower on top

We REALLY loved these scones… I hope you do, too!  Be sure to check out my other scone recipes (located in my Recipe Index at top of page). I think you will LOVE them! Have a great day, friends.

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Recipe Source: https://www.foodfanatic.com/recipes/lemon-cream-scones-recipe/

Lemon Cream Scones
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Make 8 outrageously delicious lemon cream scones with lemon glaze icing in 30 minutes, with this quick and easy breakfast or snack recipe!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon cream scones
Servings: 8 scones
Calories Per Serving: 403 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Scones:
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • lemon zest (from a LARGE lemon)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 Tablespoons butter (one cube), frozen
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
For Lemon Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons butter , melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix sugar and lemon zest together in medium bowl. Stir flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into mixture until combined.
  3. Grate a frozen cube of butter into flour mixture (use large holes on a box grater). Use a pastry blender (or two forks) to cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In separate bowl, mix one egg and heavy whipping cream together. Once blended, pour it into flour mixture; stir until ingredients are combined. Scrape down sides of the bowl to incorporate crumbles.
  5. Shape the dough with your hands into a round ball (I did this in the same bowl I mixed the dough in). Once dough ball is formed, place it on a lightly floured work surface. Roll dough out into a 7 inch circle (about 3/4 inch tall). Cut it into 8 wedges (I use a pizza cutter to make smooth even cuts, but a sharp knife works just as well!).
  6. Place the wedges onto a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Leave a space between each wedge. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes, then remove. Scones should be slightly golden brown.
  7. Let scones cool for a moment, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. While cooling, make lemon glaze by mixing together powdered sugar, lemon juice, melted butter and vanilla until smooth.
  8. Once scones are completely cooled, brush lemon glaze over the top of each one. Use ALL the glaze! For easy clean up, put a piece of foil or wax paper UNDER rack to catch any glaze that drips.
  9. Once all glaze has been used, let scones sit for a few minutes, until lemon glaze firms up. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cream Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 730IU15%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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5 Comments on Lemon Cream Scones

  1. I made these yesterday and they are all gone already. My husband said these were the best thing he EVER ate.

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