Amazing Lemon Scones


These lemon scones are so delicious. They melt in your mouth! This recipe came about after much trial and error as I tried to create the amazing scones I used to get in a bakery back home. I think I've got it right!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
10 scones


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup cold butter, cut into pieces

  • 9 tablespoons milk

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 ½ teaspoons lemon zest

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vinegar


  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • cup butter, melted

  • 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons water, or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Make the scones: Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Cut in cold butter with 2 knives or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vinegar in a small bowl; stir into flour mixture until dough is moistened.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly, 5 or 6 turns. Pat or roll dough out into a 1-inch-thick round. Cut into 10 wedge-shaped pieces; arrange 1 inch apart on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bottom edges are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool scones on a wire rack for 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, make the glaze: Stir confectioners' sugar, melted butter, lemon juice, and vanilla together in a bowl until smooth. Stir water into sugar mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, to make a glaze; drizzle glaze over warm scones.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

446 Calories
21g Fat
62g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 446
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 488mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 79mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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