Lemon Scones are light and fluffy, bursting with lemon flavor! They are dipped in a lemon glaze that make these the perfect breakfast or snack.
I literally just realized that June is almost gone, and before you know it, it will be fall, and the holidays will be rushing in, and I'm just not ready for all of that quite yet. It's probably because I am still sporting my winter "tan." Ha!
I may live in Florida, but at the moment, I certainly don't look like it. We haven't been to the beach but once, and the pool has been just yucky, because we let it go to swamp water this past fall, and it's been giving us the worst time ever.
Looking at my Facebook memories daily shows me that we've spent every freaking day in the pool from mid-May until current over the past like 5 years, and the girls and I are normally sun kissed by now.
The only sun kissing going on is my shins at the moment. Thanks to our little beach trip Sunday afternoon on Father's Day, the sunscreen I grabbed was um, just a tad bit old, and that is what I chose to toss on my legs to use up, and let's just say that it wasn't a good idea.
The rest of me got the new stuff, and I didn't even get any sun. My skin is strange. For some reason, I get too much sun or none at all. I can never find a happy medium, unless I've been in the sun daily. It's just weird. Anyway. I at least hope to look like I'm from here before the end of August, because if not, I will be the color on printer paper come next spring. Seriously.
Enough about tanning, let's talk Lemon Scones, because that's why you're here anyways right?! I know I am! Haha.
I love making scones. They are so freaking easy to put together, and they are literally fail proof. Plus with just a few adjustments, you can come up with any flavor combination! Which make these perfect all year round. I even like scones more than I do muffins! Seriously.
The first scone I ever sank my teeth into was a Starbucks pumpkin scone, and I fell in love with the texture, and the flavors. I made a copy cat recipe from the Copy Cat recipe cookbook, and I have been making some sort of scone ever since.
As a matter of fact, the same day that I made these, I also made another flavor, which I'll be sharing very soon with y'all.
These Lemon Scones are perfect for breakfast, because they go great with a hot cup of coffee. Or they are perfect for a snack, because they go together with a glass of sweet tea! <--- Oh and that sweet tea must be iced, if you are in my house. 🙂
I actually had one for breakfast, and finished my coffee before finishing my scone, so I poured myself a glass of tea, and I was like, um this so goes together because lemon and tea go together...right?!
I mean I don't like lemon in my own glass, but they do serve it up in restaurants that way. Do you like lemon in your tea? I actually prefer lemon in my water, but I'm not gonna say grab a glass of water and a Lemon Scone. That just don't sound appetizing to me.
So about scones, like I said, I love them. Not only do I love them because they are simple to make, and super versatile when it comes to flavors, but I also like that 99% of scone recipes only make 8. Oh, and one more thing, scones aren't too sweet. They have a nice balance, don't ya think?
Lemon Scones ingredients:
- heavy cream
- baking powder
- baking soda
Lemon Scones faq's:
Can I swap the heavy cream for something else? Yes! You can use buttermilk or half and half.
Can you freeze scones? Yes! Allow to cool completely, and place in a ziplock bag for up to 3 months. To reheat, warm in a 300 degree oven for about 10 minutes, or until warmed through.
Can I make these, but use lime instead? Yes! These would make for excellent Lime Scones.
Wanna make mini lemon scones? Just form the dough into two discs, as opposed to one. 🙂
If lemon isn't your thing, here are more yummy scone recipes to try:
- Sweet and Tangy Orange Scones
- Blueberry Lemon Scones
- Vanilla Bean Scones
- Peppermint Mocha Scones
- Caramel Apple Scones
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, from the zested lemon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup heavy cream, room temperature
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- lemon zest from one large lemon
- 2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 stick butter, cubed and cold
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees, line a pizza pan with parchment paper, and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar and lemon zest and whisk together. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the butter to the flour mixture and mix until using a pastry cutter. Mix until it's a wet sandy texture.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and cream. Pour into flour mixture. Mix well, until combined. Drop dough onto floured surface and using hands, shape dough into a ball, making sure to fold in all
- Shape into a 7 inch circle and cut into 8 pieces. Place on prepared pan, and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Allow scones to cool completely, and prepare glaze.
- In a small bowl, combine all of the glaze ingredients and whisk until smooth. Dip the tops of the scones in and allow glaze to harden.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 373mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 5g