Flaky and buttery, scones are so easy and versatile! These amazing brown sugar scones are perfect to share with friends and family.
I love scones. I love scones almost as much as I love Mexican food. And yeah. Y’all know what that means. If there is a biscuit-y type thing I can have with breakfast or brunch I’m going to pick scones every. single. time. Fact. Plus they’re so versatile! And unlike biscuits than can be savory OR sweet. Ever tried a sweet biscuit? Don’t. Just don’t. Take my word for it.
But scones. Oh, man. Cheddar bacon scones, sour cream and chive scones, orange scones, cinnamon raisin scones. You could probably take just about anything and put it into a scone and be the happiest bruncher on the planet. Like that one time I put apple pie filling into these scones. So yummy. Is it apple season yet?
The other day I woke up, like out of a dead sleep, wanting to make brown sugar scones. My mouth is literally watering right now as I write about this scone-y goodness. It’s not often that thoughts of food wake me up but these had me bolting out of bed and scrambling down the stairs to start with my favorite scone recipe and then shake it up a little.
And then while I was impatiently waiting for these babies to come out of the oven I thought ‘brown sugar scones aren’t good enough! They need a glaze!” And more brown sugar + maple syrup + powdered sugar = the best glaze you’ve ever allowed to pass your lips. Seriously.
That glaze and that scone and then when it’s still warm and the brown sugar is just. There aren’t words y’all. Want to know the secret? All I did was replace white sugar with brown sugar. Snap! See, I told you it would be easy. This is my go to scone base recipe and when I want to make a more savory scone I just cut back the amount of sugar to about 1/4 cup and add in my savory ingredients at the very end. Now I have a hankering for cheddar bacon scones. Target, here I come!
What’s your favorite scone flavor?
- 2 cups flour
- ⅓ cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter cubed
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 large egg
- 3 Tbs maple syrup
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Using a fork or pastry cutter cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Mix sour cream and egg in a separate bowl until smooth and add into dry ingredients. Mix with fork or your fingers until dough comes together.
- On a well floured surface pat out dough into an 8 inch circle and cut into 8 equal triangles.
- Transfer to a greased or lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Top warm scones with glaze.