Super Easy Mini Lemon Scones Recipe

Super Easy Mini Lemon Scones Recipe

After spending a semester in Cambridge, England my junior year of college, I feel in love with scones.  I would walk to the bakery and grab one for an afternoon pick me up.  

We have made several scone varieties in the past, such as make ahead cranberry scones and Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Scones Recipe to name a few.  These Super Easy Mini Lemon Scones knock it out of the park for flavor and how moist they are.

Easy lemon scones with Pudding

 

I adapted a recipe I found that uses pudding in their scone mixture.  Not only does it add flavor, lemon in the case, but it definitely keeps the scones moist.  No hockey pucks with this lemon scone recipe. 

How To Make  Mini Lemon Scones 

First, make sure you have these ingredients before starting to make this scones recipe easy:

2 cups all-purpose flour or White Whole Wheat
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter — diced
1 box — 3.4 ounces instant lemon pudding mix
1/2 cup Whipping Cream or half and half
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Easy lemon scones with Pudding

Don’t fear, there is lemon zest in the mixture as well as lemon juice in the glaze.  We don’t skimp out of true lemon flavorings here. 

Easy lemon scones with Pudding

 

The key to a good scone, is not over mixing the batter.  It is important to keep butter chunks in the dough to create fluffy and airy scones. 

 

Easy lemon scones with Pudding

 

Looking at this you may think, I need to add more liquid or keep stirring…  DO NOT OVER MIX THE BATTER!    It will come together when you lightly knead the scone mixture into a ball. 

Easy lemon scones with Pudding

We made these for a teacher appreciation brunch, so I wanted these smaller than the cranberry scones I made for a smaller brunch.  Simply divide the dough in half or even three times depending just how small you want your scones. 

 

Easy lemon scones with Pudding

 

Slice each circle into 8 triangles and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This will make for easy clean up too. 

 

Easy lemon scones with Pudding

Be sure to watch the scones as they will brown quickly on the bottom.  You don’t want to over bake your scones either!!  

Easy lemon scones with Pudding

Once they have cooled, make your lemon glaze and drizzle on top of your cooled scones.  You can dip them too if you desire but I prefer the look for these a little fancier. 

If you have never made scones, I would definitely give this recipe a try.  Now that you know the secret recipe, the flavor combinations are endless.

 Next time I might use vanilla or chocolate pudding for a different variation.  

Other scones recipes you might love: 

 

Easy Scone Recipes

Some of our tried and true scone recipes easy to make that you need to try.

Super Easy Mini Lemon Scones with Pudding Mix Recipe

Super Easy Mini Lemon Scones Recipe

Super Easy Mini Lemon Scones Recipe

Yield: 16 Mini Scones
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A refreshing lemon scone made with a secret ingredient to keep these scones moist.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour or White Whole Wheat
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter — diced
  • 1 box — 3.4 ounces instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup Whipping Cream or half and half
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest from one large lemon
  • FOR THE GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add diced cold butter and cut in with a pastry cutter until the butter is worked in and the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the pudding mix.
  3. Place the cream, egg, vanilla, and lemon extract in a measuring cup. Whisk to combine.
  4. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Stir with a fork until just combined. See pictures to see it will still look dry.
  5. Turn out the dough onto a cutting board. Knead the dough a few times until the mixture comes together and is smooth.
  6. Cut the dough in half. Form each half of the dough into a disk that’s about 1-2” thick. Slice each circle of dough into 8 wedges
  7. Place scones on prepared cookie sheet. . Bake for 8-11 minutes, or until the bottoms are just golden brown. Cool completely before glazing.
  8. To make the glaze: whisk all ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle over scone or dip one side into glaze. .
Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1 scone
Amount Per Serving Calories 195 Total Fat 8g Saturated Fat 5g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 32mg Sodium 190mg Carbohydrates 27g Fiber 2g Sugar 6g Protein 4g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Pin this when you are in the mood for some yummy scones. 

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