Mini Vanilla Scones (Like Starbucks)

Recipe by May M
READY IN: 25mins




  • Preheat oven to 400 deg. F.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Using any method you prefer, cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until flour resembles coarse meal, or use the following tip:
  • The "grate" method: I grate a block of cold butter against the large holes of a box grater and weigh the butter ribbons to get the amount I need (1 TBL butter = 14 grams, so 5 TBL = 70 grams). Toss the butter ribbons with the flour mixture, and then use two knives to cut the flour-coated ribbons into 1/4-inch pieces.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, egg yolk and vanilla extract until blended. Add this to the flour-butter mixture and stir with a fork until dough forms a cohesive ball. Use a spatula to get the dry bits fully incorporated. (It may not seem to have enough liquid at first, but the dough will eventually come together.).
  • Place the sticky dough onto a parchment-lined (or ungreased) baking sheet and pat into a disk about 1-inch in height. Cut the dough into wedges but do not separate. Or scoop dough into a mini scone pan if available. (Yield will vary depending on how big you slice the wedges.).
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • GLAZE:
  • Place powdered sugar in a medium bowl, and add water one teaspoon at a time, mixing vigorously until smooth and runny.
  • Use a pastry brush to apply a thin layer of glaze over the hot scones. Brushing rather than drizzling gives a smoother appearance and requires less glaze.
  • Serve immediately. Store cooled scones in an airtight container.