Glazed Lemon Scones

Recipe by Mom2Rose
READY IN: 26mins
YIELD: 8 scones




  • Heat the oven to 400°F
  • Grease a large, heavy baking sheet (preferably not a dark one) and set it aside.
  • Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the lemon zest and toss the mixture with your hands.
  • Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  • Pour in the cream, the yolk, and the vanilla extract and use a fork to blend the liquids within the well.
  • Then use a wooden spoon to combine all the ingredients, just until the dough holds together.
  • Scrape the dough onto a flour-dusted surface and then, using floured hands, knead it gently three or four times to form a ball.
  • Flatten the ball into a disk about 3/4-inch thick, then cut it as you would a pie into 8 wedges.
  • Transfer the pieces to the baking sheet, leaving at least 1/4 inch between them.
  • Brush the tops lightly with cream.
  • Bake the scones in the center of the oven until golden brown, about 16 to 18 minutes.
  • Allow them to cool on the sheet for a few minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack.
  • While the scones continue to cool, make the glaze.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk them until the mixture is smooth.
  • If necessary, you can thin the glaze with water, stirring in no more than 1/2 teaspoon at a time.
  • When the scones have cooled for another 10 minutes, drizzle each one generously with glaze.