These Vanilla Bean Scones are perfect for Mother's Day or a simple brunch. Lightly sweetened, crumby, and perfect with cream or jam.
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Vanilla Bean Scones

Sweet vanilla beans elevate this scone. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 489kcal
Author ©Emily Grace | Grace and Good Eats

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 5 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1 whole large egg
  • 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp vanilla bean paste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cut cold butter into pats, then use a pastry cutter (or two knives) to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles crumbs.
  • Mix vanilla bean paste with egg.
  • Combine the egg mixture with flour mixture; stirring gently with a fork until it just comes together.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and lightly press it together until it forms a rough rectangle (Mixture will be pretty crumbly.)
  • Roll the dough into a rectangle about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick. Use your hands to help with the forming if necessary.
  • Trim into a symmetrical rectangle, then cut the rectangle into 12 symmetrical squares/ rectangles.
  • Cut each square/ rectangle in half diagonally, to form two triangles.
  • Transfer to a parchment or baking mat-lined cookie sheet and bake for 18 minutes, removing from the oven just before they start to turn golden.
  • Allow to cool for 15 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 3.5mg