Petite Vanilla Bean Scones with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Servings: 18 mini scones
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes


  • 2 cups (280g) all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tbsp (82g) granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup + 1 Tbsp heavy cream , divided
  • 1 large egg
  • Seeds of 1 small vanilla bean
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter , cold and grated or diced into 1/4-inch pieces


  • 1 cup (126g) powdered sugar, plus more if needed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp milk
  • Seeds of 1 small vanilla bean
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner, set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt for 20 seconds, set aside. In a mixing bowl or 2-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk together 2/3 cup heavy cream, egg, vanilla bean seeds and vanilla extract until well combined, chill in refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Add butter to flour mixture and cut into flour using a pastry cutter or fork until it resembles coarse meal. Add cream mixture to flour mixture and stir using a rubber spatula until it starts to come together, then knead mixture (just in the bowl by hand) several times until it has come together well (it will be slightly sticky to work with but will give you moist scones in the end. Also be careful not to overwork the dough so you get tender scones).
  4. Pour mixture onto a floured surface and gently shape and pat into a 7 by 7-inch square. Cut into 9 equal squares, dusting knife with flour as needed to prevent sticking, then cut each square in half on a diagonal to create two triangles (see photo above). Transfer to prepared baking sheet spacing scones evenly apart, and brush tops lightly with remaining 1 Tbsp cream. Bake in preheated oven 12 - 14 minutes until set. Cool on a wire rack then spoon vanilla glaze over tops and spread to edges. Allow glaze to set at room temperature. Store in an airtight container.
  5. For the glaze:
  6. Whisk together all glaze ingredients in a mixing bowl well, add more powdered sugar to thicken if needed.
  7. Recipe source: Cooking Classy