Mini Lemon Scone Bites with Lemon Glaze

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While we all love lemon flavors around our house, for our oldest daughter, lemon is a stand-out favorite. She requests lemonade pie for her birthday instead of a frosting-heavy cake or cupcakes. And she frequently asks me to make lemon poppyseed muffins for breakfast.

So when I wanted to make a sweet snack for us over the weekend, I was definitely thinking something lemon-flavored would go over well. And since I had a whole bag of lemons sitting on my counter, I knew I really didn’t have much choice.

I don’t regret my decision for one minute. These mini scones turned out perfectly with just the right amount of tang and sweet. The glaze added a nice contrast to the traditionally drier texture of the scones.

Mini Lemon Scone Bites with Lemon Glaze

For the scones:

  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 t. freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 c. milk

1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Cut the butter pieces into flour until crumbly. (Honestly, I find the quickest and easiest way to do this is with my hands. It takes about a minute!)

2. Stir the lemon zest into the mixing bowl. Combine the lemon juice and milk and immediately pour into the mixing bowl. Stir until combined and work dough into a ball. Knead 8-10 times. Let dough rest in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.

3. On a well floured surface, roll out dough until it is about a 1/2″ thick. With a knife, cut the dough into small triangles. Or, using a shot glass or clean medicine cup, cut the dough into small circles. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden brown on top. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 t. freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice (more or less depending on consistency)

1. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and lemon zest. Slowly add just enough lemon juice until you reach the desired consistency for a glaze. (I just squeezed my lemon directly into the bowl and added more as needed. I used almost a whole lemon (roughly 1/4 c. lemon juice) to get the right consistency.)

Note to self: Next time, line the counters with something – anything – before spooning the glaze over the mini scones!

2. Spoon glaze over the cooled mini scones and let dry. Enjoy!

I made both triangles and circles. I definitely thought the mini triangles looked more authentic, but the circles were very cute and easier to cut out. Plus, the circles are the perfect size to just pop in your mouth, which can be a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it!

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Comments

  1. Jackie says:

    Yum, those sound so good. And the bites are just TOO easy to snack away on. :)

  2. Candi says:

    Very precious! So when are you having the tea party? :)

  3. Kristen says:

    They are so cute! I can see them on a plate with other mini treats. YUM!

  4. Sherry says:

    Yum! These sound delish! :D

  5. I love scones. These are so cute. You could just pop them in your mouth, over and over. Yum!

  6. JessieLeigh says:

    Oh, these look wonderful! How perfect would those be for a shower?? I think I’d go for the round ones… they look super cute to me. :)

  7. Thanks for the sharing. We love lemon in our house and so I will add it to our list.

  8. Brenda says:

    Thats a great idea. It seems like people are doing smaller portions these days and I like that trend.

  9. Kristin says:

    Just dropped in from Tasty Tuesday. These sound so good my hubby is stopping by the store for lemons this afternoon!

  10. Mrs. Jen B says:

    Did you hear that noise? It was my stomach growling!!!

    These look terrific and so cute!

  11. Kathleen says:

    I love these! They are adorable! They look really yummy too!!!

  12. The lemon scone bites look wonderful!! Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.

  13. Melissa says:

    They look so good. But how do you make the lemonade pie? My husband is not a fan of traditional cake either and that would be perfect.

  14. Kim says:

    I made these yesterday and they were very good. I’m thinking about making them again and using orange instead of lemon. Yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Malia says:

    These are indescribably good, and are a most definite new family favorite! My kids absolutely loved them and are thrilled every time we have them. Thanks so much for posting this– nothing like finding a new dessert treasure!

  16. help! says:

    i just made these and they tasted delicious, but mine were more crumbly than any scone i’ve had before! i’ve eaten scones before but i’m no expert on them – is this the texture they’re are supposed to have? or am i doing something wrong?

  17. help! says:

    (i realize the above might be a stupid question, and crumbly is how scones are supposed to be, but just askin’.)

  18. frassymom says:

    i just made these for tonights bookclub which has a tea party theme. they came out so good and were so easy! thanks so much!!! scones always seemed like a daunting treat to make. i’m not afraid anymore. haha

  19. Jen says:

    Thanks for this recipe! I made these last night and they came out great. I made the glaze too thin, so l have to go easy on the lemon juice next time.

    Too easy to eat! My boyfriend and I almost finished the whole batch in 1 day. Oops.

  20. Hello,

    I just made the dough but it looks like I may have to do a double batch.

    How many mini scones does the recipe make?

    Thanks for the recipe!
    Karen

  21. Wendy says:

    I made these for our Easter brunch, they were delicious! I can’t wait to make them again.
    A

  22. Preet says:

    I made these for a tea party and they turned out fantastic!!!!!! thanks so much for this recipe(:

  23. Lani says:

    Just made these. Nice light crunch, not overly sweet, but next time I will reduce the lemon juice in the icing (I did not use all of the icing on the scones). The scones itself, without the icing tastes delightful and not too tangy. Just used a small round cutter. Kept all ingredients along with bowl and pastry cutter in fridge before I made them and did not overwork dough so that it isn’t tough.

  24. Alyson says:

    Roughly, how much scones does this recipe make?

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