Classic Cream Scones Recipe

Classic Cream Scones make for a wonderful breakfast or brunch treat! Simple to make, cream scones are always a favorite. 

Cream Scones Recipe with Vanilla Bean Glaze from

Today, I’m making my favorite classic cream scones in preparation for the weekend. I’ve gotten a little into the whole Royal Wedding and think these scones will be just the thing to have as we watch! 🙂

There’s just no two ways about it, classic cream scones are a favorite! But, top them with a vanilla bean glaze and you better believe they are out of this world delicious!

For years, I’d reserve my scone eating to times when we visited a favorite coffee shop when we were shopping in Atlanta. Then, as my life changed and I made my way into Atlanta less and less frequently, I began making them more at home.

I’m not certain if it is a good thing or not that I finally figured out how to make my scones to where I preferred them over any that I’d ever had at those coffee shops I’d visited.

But hey, no one in my house is complaining one bit! Thankfully, they couldn’t much simpler to whip together and are ready for serving in about 30 minutes. 

They are perfect for serving at a brunch, morning shower, tea, or for whatever the reason. I also like to make them and keep them under a cake dome on my cake plate to make my hectic, rushed mornings feel less so.

Here’s my Classic Cream Scones recipe. I think you’ll love them as much as we do!

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Classic Cream Scones Recipe

Classic Cream Scones make for a wonderful breakfast or brunch treat! Simple to make, cream scones are always a favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 336
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


Cream Scone Recipe:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar + more for topping
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick cold butter + more for topping
  • 3/4 - 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Vanilla Bean Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste


  • Preheat oven to 400º F. Line a rimmed baking sheet pan with parchment paper or a nonstick baking sheet.
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter to the bowl and cut into the flour with a pastry blender until the largest pieces of butter are about the size of a pea and the flour mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in 3/4 cup of heavy cream. Press dough together between the palms of your hands. If it doesn't just hold together, add more heavy cream until is just holds together. Add vanilla extract.
  • Pour dough onto a lightly floured countertop or a pastry board. Pat dough into a large round disc, about an inch thick. Cut dough into equal sized wedges and place onto prepared baking sheet pan. Melt about 2 tablespoons butter and brush on top of dough. Sprinkle with additional sugar for topping.
  • Bake scones for 20-25 minutes or until they are just beginning to turn lightly brown. Remove from the oven.

Vanilla Bean Glaze:

  • Whisk all of the glaze ingredients together in a medium sized bowl until smooth and then drizzle on top of each scone while it is still warm.


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 184mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.6mg

Robyn xo

17 comments on “Classic Cream Scones Recipe”

  1. Looks like the perfect addition to my coffee 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for catching that, Joan. I’ve updated the recipe to include. xo

  3. I love scones and really do need to make these. Lately all sweets have been focused on eggs. Custard, pound cake, pudding etc. This is our first year of having chickens and we have eggs coming out of our ears.

    I think these scones will make a great change.

  4. Oh my goodness….do these look wonderful! Love the glaze 🙂

  5. These don’t look like authentic scones after seeing COOK”S COUNTRY real English scone recipe. You should check it out they really look fantastic.

  6. I make my scones just like this too and yeah, so good .. but so dangerous . . because I can devour like 3. love the vanilla bean glaze!

  7. Scones are rocking today! Yay! We should all have a coffee and scone party! 🙂 These cream scones look fabulous! I adore the vanilla bean speckled glaze. So good!

  8. Yummy! this is a great classic scone recipe!

  9. It’s turning into a scone mania day for sure! What beauties these are, I will never tire of a delicious scones and a batch of these will disappear fast 🙂

  10. That vanilla bean glaze looks to die for! So yum 🙂

  11. These look amazing! That glaze just puts your scones over the top!

  12. i made these scones yesterday and they were very good; however, my glaze was much darker brown. How do you use two teaspoons of vanilla paste and still have such white glaze?

  13. Made these this weekend and they were amazing! I’ve never made scones before and they are so easy. Can’t wait to make some of the other scone recipes you have on here. Thanks for another wonderful recipe.

  14. I lost my favourite recipe & after trying several others, found this, tried it & it is the winner! East & very good – I added just a bit of fresh nutmeg also.

  15. I’ve never had scones for breakfast but it looks truly delicious!
    What if I don’t put sugar, is it okay? (I’m not a fan of it) As I think the vanilla glaze is also sweet enough for the scones.

  16. These are hands down the best scones I’ve ever made, and I’ve made lots of scones before. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing this one.

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