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Lemon Scones

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These delicate scones are a sweet light treat to be enjoyed with coffee or tea or perfect for a family get-together. Plus, this is a fun and easy recipe that the kids will enjoy helping you make.
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon 1 , zested
  Cold butter 3 Tablespoon, chopped into cubes
  Heavy whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs) (plus more for brushing)
  Egg yolk 1 , beaten
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
For frosting
  Powder sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Melted butter 1 Tablespoon
  Heavy whipping cream 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon zest 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add lemon zest and stir to combine. Then add in the cold butter and using your fingertips rub the butter into the dry ingredients to resemble fine crumbs.

Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add in the heavy whipping cream, egg yolk and vanilla. Stir with a fork to combine the wet ingredients and then with a spoon gradually stir together the ingredients.

Place dough on a floured surface and knead 3-4 times until the dough forms a ball. Flatten the dough into a disk and roll out until ¼ inch thick. Cut into triangles, like you would cut a pizza or pie.

Place dough onto a pre-greased baking sheet and brush the top with cream. Place scones into a preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Allow them to cool on a cooling rack before frosting.

Meanwhile, start on the frosting by combining all the frosting ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat together.

When scones have cooled generously frost the scones by drizzling over top or dipping the top side in the frosting. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Easter, Mother's Day
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 427 Calories from Fat 171

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g30%

Saturated Fat 11.9 g59.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 85.5 mg28.5%

Sodium 317.7 mg13.2%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.6%

Sugars 33.3 g

Protein 4 g8.8%

Vitamin A 14.3% Vitamin C 15.1%

Calcium 17.6% Iron 10.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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