These creamy lemon scones are simple to put together and are perfect for any spring or summer brunch!
Is there anything better than citrus in the spring? Citrus is one of my favorite things when it comes to baking. I can’t help but to think os spring and summer and these lemon drop scones are no different. Although we make scones year round in our home, these are extra yummy this time of the year. I thought they would be the perfect recipe to share for our Mother’s Day Brunch Recipe hop. I’ve joined several blogging friends to bring you some delicious recipes that you can whip up this Mother’s Day for a special treat!
This scone recipe is very versatile. You can replace lemon for orange or even strawberries or blueberries. I’ve used it many times with different fruits and flavors. You really can’t do wrong!
The sweet lemon glaze is the perfect topping for these scones. Its the perfect combination of sweet and citrus.
Lemon Drop Scones
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 6 tbsp cold butter cut into small cubes
- 4 oz. cold cream cheese cut into small cubes
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 Lg. cold eggs
- 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
In a mixing bowl combine the sugar and lemon zest and mix until combined. Add in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well and set aside.
Place the cold butter, cream cheese and eggs in a food processor and pulse using the metal blade until just combined. Add in the dry ingredients, milk and lemon juice and pulse until dough just begins to come together.
Scrape the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into 1 large round disc or 2 small discs. Be sure not to handle the dough too much.
Using a sharp knife cut the discs into wedges and place on a lined cookie sheet.
Bake 13-15 minutes or until scones are lightly golden. While the scones are cooling make the lemon glaze.
In a small bowl mix together the confectioners sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest until combined.
Drizzle over the cooled scones and enjoy!
You can make 8 regular size scones or opt for 14-16 mini scones instead. These make for a great gift for friends and family. Just place in a clear treat bag and tie with ribbon.
Whether you are celebrating Mother’s Day with your mom this year or staying in and keeping things simple, these scones will add a little something extra special to your brunch. Check out all of the recipes below for more delcious ideas for your Mother’s Day brunch and I hope all you wonderful moms have the very best Mother’s Day!
14 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes
Mother’s Day Brunch Muffins – My 100 Year Old Home // Lavender Lemon Mini Bundt Cake – Finding Lovely // Homemade Cinnamon Rolls – Happy Happy Nester
Skinny Grapefruit Margaritas – Modern Glam // Herb Infused Simple Syrups & Cocktail Bar – My Sweet Savannah // Rosemary Grapefruit White Claw Spritzer – Art of Everyday Living // Healthy Breakfast in Bed – Cassie Bustamante
Homemade Mac & Cheese – She Gave It A Go // BLT Hashbrown Egg Brunch Cups – Tatertots & Jello // Eggs Benedict – The Handmade Home
Gluten Free/Dairy Free Carrot Cake Muffins – Zevy Joy // Lemon Drop Scones – Sincerely, Marie Designs // Pecan Pie Muffins – A Blue Nest // Berry Layer Cake – Jennifer Maune
cassie bustamante says
these look so amazing! i love anything lemon!
Jordan Kahn says
You had me at lemon! Its one of my very favorite flavors and scones are the best! I will for sure be making these soon!
I made these today and they came out delicious! However, your recipe lists both lemon juice and milk as ingredients, yet you do not say in the instructions what to do with those 2 ingredients. I was left to assume they go in the dough mixture after it was not mixing properly.
These look so delicious Amanda! Perfect for this time of year. Beautiful photos too 🙂 Thank you for having me for Welcome Home Sunday!