This is the Best Scone Recipe around! These easy vanilla scones are buttery, moist, and perfectly balanced with vanilla flavors. Topped with a sweet and sticky vanilla bean glaze, these make the perfect dessert companion for hot tea. The best scones I’ve ever had! This post contains affiliate links.
Today, I am featuring these Vanilla Scones that are mighty tasty, and surprisingly easy to make.
Many people forget how tasty scones are because they are not as popular of a dessert as compared to cookies, or cake. Sometimes, people even are under the misconception that they are doughy, bland, or dry. With this Vanilla Bean Scones recipe, I hope to change that!
This scone recipe is made similar to a biscuit with bits of butter baked throughout the dough. It creates a fluffy, moist and buttery scone that’s anything but dry or bland!
Here are a few tips for making the perfect scones:
I used our KitchenAid stand mixer with the paddle attachment to mix the dough. It’s faster than mixing by hand. However, if you don’t own a stand mixer, you can combine all the ingredients with a mixing spoon and kneed by hand.
Vanilla Bean Paste
I used a high quality vanilla bean paste in this recipe. You could get away with vanilla extract in the dough, but the paste takes the glaze to a whole new level of flavor! Therefore, I recommend Nielsen Massey Pure Vanilla Bean Paste. It’s the best vanilla bean paste available and worth the investment.
Follow the recipe below to make these amazingly moist and delicious vanilla scones. This recipe makes 8 scones, but you can adjust the servings in the recipe card if you want to change it.
Easy Scone Recipe (With Vanilla Bean Glaze)!
- 2 ½ cups white unbleached flour +1 tablespoon to flour your hands, work area, and pastry cutter
- ¼ cup sugar + 1 tablespoon reserved from sprinkling over the top of the scones before baking
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 12 tablespoons butter cubed
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons whole milk * adjust slightly if glaze is too thick
- 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
- Pre-heat to 425° F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Prepare a lightly floured work area. Coat your pastry cutter with flour as well.
- Using the paddle attachment, in a stand mixer, add the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar to the mixing bowl. Beat at a medium-low speed.
- Add the cubed butter, and mix until the dough forms tiny balls.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, vanilla, milk, and then add it to the mixer.
- The dough should come together and form a ball.
- Remove dough and transfer to your floured work area.
- Shape the dough into a 1" thick circle.
- Using your pastry cutter, divide dough into 8 pieces, and slightly separate them to give them space to bake.
- Bake for 12-14 mins or until golden brown edges form
- Whisk the powdered sugar, whole milk, and vanilla bean paste together until thick and creamy. (similar to a honey consistency)
- Pour the glaze over the warm scones, and enjoy!