Soft Scones

Recipes by Chef Steph

Chef Steph

Soft Scones

These tender, tasty, and moist scones make for a great morning treat!


Soft Scones
  • 2 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons - granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon - baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon - salt
  • 6 tablespoons - cold unsalted butter diced
  • 3.4 ounces - (1 box) instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup - heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 1 large - egg
  • 1 teaspoon - vanilla extract
  • - Extra flavors (lemon zest, chocolate chips, chopped dried fruit that’s rehydrated)
  • - FOR THE GLAZE: 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch - salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons - liquid (lemon juice, cranberry juice, milk, etc.)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10  minutes
8 to 16


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  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 extra flavorings in a measuring cup. Whisk to combine. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet. Stir with a fork until just combined (there may still be some dry ingredients in the bottom of the bowl).
  4. Turn out the dough onto a cutting board. Knead the dough a few times until the mixture comes together and is smooth. Cut the dough in half. Form each half of the dough into a disk that’s about 1-2” thick. Slice each into 8 wedges, for a total of 16 mini scones.
  5. Place scones on prepared cookie sheet, 1-2” apart. Bake for 8-11 minutes, or until the bottoms are just golden brown. Cool completely before glazing.
  6. To make the glaze: whisk all ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle over scones. Let set for a few minutes before serving or stacking.

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