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Classic Cream Scones

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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Sugar

How to Make It

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

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

  3. 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.

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

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