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Mini Lemon Scones Recipe

These Mini Lemon Scones are full of lemon flavor with a secret ingredient: pudding mix! They stay soft for days and are the perfect scone recipe.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon, scone
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 16 scones
Calories 146kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter diced
  • 1 box 3.4 ounces instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest from one large lemon

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add diced cold butter and cut in with a pastry cutter until the butter is worked in and the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the pudding mix.
  • Place the creamer, egg, vanilla, and lemon extract in a measuring cup. Whisk to combine. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet. Stir with a fork until just combined (there may still be some dry ingredients in the bottom of the bowl).
  • Turn out the dough onto a cutting board. Knead the dough a few times until the mixture comes together and is smooth. Cut the dough in half. Form each half of the dough into a disk that’s about 1-2” thick. Slice each into 8 wedges, for a total of 16 mini scones.
  • Place scones on prepared cookie sheet, 1-2” apart. Bake for 8-11 minutes, or until the bottoms are just golden brown. Cool completely before glazing.
  • To make the glaze: whisk all ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle over scones. Let set for a few minutes before serving or stacking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1scone | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg