Monday, February 7, 2011

Lemon Blueberry Scones

My daughter Molly LOVES the vanilla bean scones from Starbucks (it's our guilty pleasure when we go and shop at Target!) but when you shop at Target as often as I do that $2 bucks starts adding up quickly. So I set out to make my own scones at home.

For the cost of three petite scones at Starbucks, I made a dozen!

Lemon Blueberry Scones

2 1/2 c. flour (you could use 50/50 whole wheat and white if you want)
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 T. butter
3/4 c. half and half
zest of one lemon
1/2 c. blueberries (frozen works best)

In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients; cut in butter until it makes crumbs (like when you make a biscuit). Add half and half, lemon and blueberries.  Mix gently! Put contents on a floured surface and knead lightly until dough comes together. It will be flaky. Pat out until about an inch or so thick. Cut into triangles like a pizza. Bake for 15 minutes or until slightly browned at 375 degrees. These freeze really well too. Freeze on cooking sheet before storing in a freezer bag.

1 T. lemon juice
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 tsp. water (DO NOT USE MILK or you will have buttermilk!)

Mix the water in 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Spread on scones while still warm.


  1. My girls and I love taking a trip to a special tea room and enjoying tea and scones. Emily just said yesterday that scones sounded good. I may try these with her this afternoon; thanks for sharing!

  2. How fun to do that with your girls. My 8 year old help me make these. Let me know how ya'll like them!