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Coffee Scones

Tender scones flavored with instant coffee drizzled with a simple coffee glaze.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: Coffee, coffee glaze, coffee scone, glaze, scones
Servings: 10 Scones
Calories: 358kcal


For Scones:

  • 3 cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (66 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (170 grams) unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2-3 tablespoons instant coffee depending on the strength you like

For Glaze:

  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 1 cup (113 grams) powdered sugar


For Scones:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees (F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using clean, dry hands, work the butter into the dry mixture. There should be pea-sized pieces of butter with a few slightly larger chunks.
  • In a small bowl combine the vanilla, buttermilk, and instant coffee. Stir until the instant coffee is dissolved.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add 1 cup of the buttermilk mixture. Begin to stir and add the last 1/4 cup slowly, you may not need all of it. The mixture should not be too wet.
  • Turn the mixture out onto a clean and floured surface and gather the dough together. Pat the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick. Using a sharp knife, cut the circle into equal-sized triangles and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the scones for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let the scones cool slightly before glazing.

For Glaze:

  • In a small bowl combine the heavy cream and instant coffee, mix until coffee is dissolved. Add the powdered sugar, whisking until free of lumps and runny consistency.
  • Use a fork or a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the scones.


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.7g | Protein: 6.2g | Fat: 15.5g | Saturated Fat: 9.7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21.2g | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg