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Easy Scone Recipe (With Vanilla Bean Glaze)!

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!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time14 minutes
Total Time19 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pastry, scones, vanilla
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 347cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers



  • 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.
    Butter-in-kitchenaid for scone recipe
  • 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!


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 347cal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2.1mg