Lemon Scones with thyme

Breakfast / Brunch

Lemon Scones with thyme

Bright and citrusy, with a hint of herbal thyme, these Lemon Scones are the perfect breakfast or tea-time snack.


8 scones

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Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

For the scones, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Cut in butter with a pastry blender until pea-sized.

Add zest and thyme; toss to combine. Stir in 2/3 cup cream just until combined.

Transfer dough to a work surface; shape into an 8-inch round with lightly floured hands. Cut dough into 8 wedges; transfer to prepared baking sheet, spaced at least 1-inch apart. Lightly brush tops of scones with remaining 2 Tbsp. cream; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake scones until golden and set, 2025 minutes.

For the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice; drizzle liberally over warm scones.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per scone

Calories: 522

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26g 40%

Saturated Fat 16g 80%

Cholesterol 77mg 25%

Sodium 364mg 15%

Carbs 69g 23%

Protein 5g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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These were AMAZING!! I had never made a scone, but it was really easy and they were extremely delicious. I’d pay good money for these scones. Can’t wait to make them again and try some variations! Thanks so much for this recipe!
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