Amazing Lemon Scones

Amazing Lemon Scones

Do you love the smell of freshly baked scones in the morning? I know I do! But did you know that not all scones are created equal? This recipe is one for the books. It’s made with lemon zest, fresh squeezed lemons, and tangy buttermilk to give it a perfect balance of sweetness without being too sweet. These are sure to be your new favorite breakfast treat!
prep: 25 mins cook: 15 mins additional: 15 mins total: 55 mins Servings: 10 Yield: 10 scones


1 ½ teaspoons vinegar

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

2 tablespoons water, or as needed

? cup white sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons lemon juice

? teaspoon salt

? cup butter, melted

¾ cup cold butter, cut into pieces

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 ½ teaspoons lemon zest

9 tablespoons milk

2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

2 cups confectioners’ sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Mix flour, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk milk, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, lemon zest, and vinegar in a small bowl and stir into flour mixture until moistened; turn out onto a lightly floured surface.

Knead dough briefly for 5 or 6 turns. Pat or roll dough out into a 1 inch-thick round. Cut into 10 wedges and arrange on a baking sheet leaving 1 inch between each wedge.

Bake in preheated oven until bottom edges are lightly tan, 11 to 14 minutes. Allow scones to cool for 15 minutes.

While scones are cooling, stir confectioners’ sugar, melted butter, 2 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Stir water into sugar mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is easily drizzled.

Drizzle glaze over warm scones.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 446 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 61.9g; fat 20.6g; cholesterol 54mg; sodium 487.9mg.

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