Vanilla Bean Scones and Vanilla Bean Glaze

Flaky, buttery scones with a light vanilla flavoring.



  • 2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • tbsp granulated sugar
  • tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream divided
  • 1 large egg
  • Seeds of 1 small vanilla bean
  • 1/2 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • tablespoon  vegan butter cold and grated or diced into 1/4-inch pieces


  • 1 cup powdered sugar plus more if needed
  • 1 1/2  tablespoon  heavy cream
  • 1 1/2  tablespoon  milk almond
  • Seeds of 1 small vanilla bean
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Get a baking sheet and line with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt for 20 seconds, set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Add butter to flour mixture and combine with a mixer until it resembles coarse meal. If you don't have a mixer, you can use a fork. 
  5. Add cream mixture to flour mixture until it starts to come together, then knead using a mixture until it comes together well. Note: the dough may be slightly sticky to work with but be careful to not over mix. This texture of dough will give you moist scones in the end. Try not to overwork the dough so you get tender scones.

  6. Pour mixture onto a floured surface and gently shape and pat into a 7 by 7-inch square. Cut into 9 equal squares, if you have a pizza cutter this can be used to cut each square in half on a diagonal to create two triangles (see photo above). 

  7. 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.
  8. For the glaze: Whisk together all glaze ingredients in a mixing bowl well, add more powdered sugar to thicken if needed.