The perfect weekend morning is a lazy one. Sitting in my pj’s (possibly still in bed…) with a book, some coffee and a soft, sweet scone. Really I can stretch these mornings on into the afternoon, if I get lucky. My favourite scones of all time are these Lemon Scone Cookies. I call them cookies because I like to add pudding mix to the recipe, it adds a ton of flavour and keeps the scones super soft. It also makes them a bit dense instead of being light and dry like a traditional scone. They are the perfect thing to serve at bridal and baby showers. Your guests will begging for the recipe. And the best part of all? These are the easiest scones to make. Trust me, you’ll be done in no time.
Perfect for breakfast and dessert. No trips to the bakery, simple ingredients makes for easy baking!
6tbspCold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1box (99g)Instant lemon pudding mix
1 tspVanilla extract
1/2tspVanilla extract Clear extract works best
Preheat oven to 425.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
Add cut up butter and cut into the flour mix with a pastry blender or two knives until the butter is mixed in and the mixture is crumbly.
Stir in the pudding mix.
Pour the cream into a small bowl. Add the egg and vanilla, whisk to combine.
Make a hole into the centre of the dry ingredients and add the cream mixture. Stir until just combined.
Turn the dough out onto the counter and knead it a few times until the mix is smooth. Cut the dough in half. Form each half into a circle that's about 1/2" thick. Slice each circle into four wedges.
Place the scones onto the cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely before baking.
Whisk together all the ingredients. Spread onto the scones.
Enjoy! Pro Tip: You can make these scones any flavour you like by switching out the pudding mix – pistachio, strawberry or orange are all great options. Be sure to check out our recipe section for more tasty treats!