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homemade strawberry cream cheese scone with vanilla glaze
Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
41 mins
These homemade strawberry cream cheese scones are filled with fresh strawberries and topped with a vanilla glaze. Cream cheese gives these strawberry scones an unbelievably rich, soft texture, making this my favorite go-to scone recipe! These strawberry cream cheese scones are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon snack!
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry cream cheese scone
Servings: 8 Large Scones
Author: Michelle
Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed and cold
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cubed and cold
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (plus more for brushing)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup strawberries, finely chopped
Vanilla Glaze
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Once combined, cut in the butter and cream cheese with a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Whisk together heavy whipping cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
  5. Add in strawberries, and mix until just combined.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and sprinkle more flour on top, if needed (if the dough is too wet--the strawberries can release a lot of juice). Form the dough into a circle, about 1/4-1/2" thick, and cut into 8 even triangles.
  7. Place scones on baking sheet, and lightly brush the tops of each scone with heavy whipping cream.
  8. Bake for 15-16 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
Vanilla Glaze
  1. While the scones are cooling, whisk together powdered sugar (starting with 1 cup), heavy whipping cream (beginning with 2 Tbsp), and vanilla extract. If the glaze seems too thin, add in the last 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. If it seems too thick, add in the last Tbsp of heavy cream.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the scones, and allow to set (about 5-10 minutes).
  3. Enjoy!