Vanilla Cream Scones

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Scrumptious scones from Cooks Illustrated magazine. The dough is quickly done using the food processor if you wish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and butter in a food processor and plulse everything in 3-second intervals until it resembles course meal, (If doing this by hand, use 2 knives, a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles course meal).
  3. Transfer everything to a large bowl. Stir in heavy cream, egg, and vanilla mixing the dough by hand until it forms into a uniformed and slightly moistened dough. *You can also use your Kitchenaid with the dough hook on the slowest speed for a few minutes.
  4. divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Make dough to make 4 circles and 16 scones:.
  5. On a floured surface gently roll one portion at a time into a ball.
  6. Flatten the ball until your disk is approximately 3/4″ in height.
  7. Press down the outside of the dough circle so the center is slightly taller.
  8. Dampen tops of each disk with a 1/2 tsp milk or cream and evenly sprinkle sugar on top of each circle.
  9. Cut each circle in quarters.
  10. Bake on a ungreased cookie sheet, or line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes or until they are lightly golden brown. Remove scones from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.
  11. Serve with butter and jam. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Delicious! I needed a bit more cream to pull the dough together but I was mixing by hand. I added dried lavender and these were amazing!

slokiki January 04, 2014

Make my Recipe Reunion Tag Game: I am so happy to find this scone recipe - it is delicious and easy to prepare and tastes out of this world

Mom2Rose November 20, 2012

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