These light and flaky Maple Cream Scones are full of sweet maple flavor and topped with a cinnamon spice glaze! These homemade maple scones are the perfect fall breakfast, or sweet fall dessert!
I adore homemade cream scones, and these Maple Cream Scones might be one of my favorite scone recipes ever!
They are incredibly flaky, packed with sweet maple flavor, and perfect for the season!
By now, most of you know how much I love the holidays.
October has just begun (seriously, where has the time even gone???), and soon November will be right around the corner. Thanksgiving, Saint Nicholas Day (it’s a thing), and Christmas will be here before we know it (like I mentioned in this Pumpkin Pecan Banana Bread post, apparently Christmas commercials are already coming out).
You know what? I’m pretty excited about the whole thing. I wasn’t feeling the holiday spirit in September (it was still 95+ outside and I was in no mood for all things holiday and Christmas), but now that it’s October? Oh yeah. Bring on the anticipation and excitement!
I know I’m slightly early, but if you aren’t yet aware of my joy, this pretty much sums up my feelings (I’m not even joking–my joy knows no bounds).
Target really outdid themselves with that commercial, and maybe even more so this one. That lady kills me every. single. year. And I’m going to be real here, it’s not because Target has brought these commercials back (despite how much they NEED to), it’s because I seek them out on youtube every season. #noshame
I mean come on, can you blame me? These are pure comedy.
If they don’t put you in the spirit like they do me (but really, how could they not), these Maple Cream Scones totally will! Unless you don’t like maple, in which case, we can’t be friends anymore.
(I’m kidding! Sort of…)
Similarly to my affinity for the holidays, I have a real thing for scones.
(I’m a generous soul.)
But these maple ones might–might be–my favorite ones to date.
Some Tips and Tricks for these Sweet Maple Cream Scones:
- Are you a newbie to making scones? Whether you’re wondering how to make scones or even how to make moist scones, this is the perfect scone recipe to begin with! Scones are truly not too complicated, especially once you get the hang of it. (There’s a handy dandy video below to help get you started too!)
- What makes this a moist scone recipe is the fact that there is a combination of cream, butter, and maple syrup. There is probably nothing worse than a dry scone recipe, and I truly believe this recipe makes a perfectly moist scone.
- This recipe makes 16 scones. You can halve it to make 8 scones.
- If you prefer a recipe that isn’t too sweet, you can leave the glaze off of the scones.
These light and flaky Maple Cream Scones are full of sweet maple flavor and topped with a cinnamon spice glaze! These Maple Cream Scones are the perfect fall breakfast, or sweet fall dessert!
- 4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 16 Tbsp butter, cold and cubed
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 - 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3-4 Tbsp heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- a pinch of cloves
- a pinch of nutmeg
Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, all spice, and nutmeg together. Add in cubed butter and with a pastry blender, fork, or your hands, work the butter into the dough until the dough resembles coarse crumbs.
Whisk heavy cream, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
On a floured surface, turn out the dough (it's all right if the mixture is crumbly). Work the dough until it comes together, and pat into a large circle. Split the dough in half and form each into a ball.
Pat each ball of dough into a 1" thick circle and slice each into 8 triangles (16 total).
Place onto a baking sheet (you will need two) and brush with just a bit of heavy cream.
Bake for 15-16 minutes, or until the scones are just turning brown.
While the scones are cooling, make the glaze.
Mix 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar with 3 Tbsp of heavy cream. Add in vanilla extract and all spices. Mix. If the icing is too thick, add in more heavy cream. If it's too thin, add in more powdered sugar.
Pour the icing over the scones (I drizzled them, but you can dunk if you'd like!).
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Originally published in 2015; updated in 2018