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Easy Vanilla Scones

How to make simple and easy vanilla bean scones
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time14 mins
Total Time44 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: scones
Yield: 12 scones


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cold
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste

Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 90 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste


  • In a large mixing bowl, place flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.
  • Cut in cold butter to the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add vanilla, vanilla bean paste, egg and milk together in a separate bowl. Beat together and add to flour bowl.
  • Gently mix with a fork until the scones are mixed until just combined. Do not overmix the scones.
  • Turn the scone dough into a ball onto a floured countertop. Add flour on top of scones and to the rolling pin.
  • Gently roll the scone dough in a circle until the thickness of the dough reaches 1/2" thick.
  • Cut the dough in half and then continue cutting triangles until you've cut 12 scones into triangles.
  • Bake 14-17 minutes at 425 degrees F. Cook until the top of the scones turn light brown and golden.
  • Cool on a wire rack until fully cooled ~20 minutes.

Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • Mix milk, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean paste together in a bowl. Add powdered sugar slowly to the milk until the icing is smooth and even.
  • Drizzle glaze onto the scones when they are fully cooled.
  • Let the glaze dry fully for 20 minutes before storing them in an airtight container.
  • Scones will stay good for 3 days at room temperature.
  • Best served warm. Heat in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.