Classic Cream Scones

Southern Living
These luscious scones received a 3, our Test Kitchens' top rating.
1 dozen


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2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, cubed
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg white
1 teaspoon water


Combine first 4 ingredients. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.

Whisk together cream, egg, and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch round cutter, and place on baking sheets.

Whisk together egg white and 1 teaspoon water; brush mixture over tops of scones. Sprinkle scones with additional sugar.

Bake at 425° for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Created date

February 2002