chai spice scones

Chai spice scones doused in cinnamon-vanilla glaze make the perfect fall breakfast! Soft and tender, you’ll love these tender cream scones with a mug of chai tea.

Chai Spice Scones

Be sure to set aside a few moments in the kitchen for this simple and scrumptious breakfast recipe. Within an hour, you too can cozy up with your own fresh batch of chai scones.

Make Ahead Chai Scones

If you’d like to make these scones ahead, simply freeze until you’re ready to bake, then bake directly from the freezer, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the baking time. Let cool, drizzle with glaze, and enjoy!

Chai Spice Scones

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Chai Spice Scones

Chai Spice Scones

  • Author: Laura | Tutti Dolci
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 14 scones


Chai spice scones doused in cinnamon-vanilla glaze make the perfect fall breakfast! Soft and tender, you’ll love these cream scones with a mug of chai tea.



  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream


  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. For the scones, line two rimmed baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and sugars in a medium bowl. Combine vanilla extract with 1 1/3 cups heavy cream; drizzle cream over flour mixture and fold in just until flour is incorporated and a shaggy dough forms – if needed, add 2 more tablespoons cream.
  2. Divide dough in half and turn out on a lightly floured board. Use lightly floured hands to pat each half into a 6-inch circle. Place the two circles of dough on prepared baking sheets and cut each circle into 7 wedges. Chill baking sheets in the freezer for 20 minutes while preheating oven to 425°F.
  3. Pull the wedges slightly apart, leaving an inch between them. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until tops are set, edges are beginning to turn golden, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool scones for 5 minutes on baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool.
  4. For the glaze, whisk together melted butter, powdered sugar, salt, cinnamon, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl. Drizzle glaze over scones and let set before serving.


Make ahead: Cut each circle of dough into wedges on baking sheet; cover and freeze overnight. Brush with cream and bake directly from the freezer, adding 1-2 minutes to baking time. For longer storage, transfer frozen scones to a freezer bag until ready to use.


  • Calories: 212
  • Carbohydrates: 37

Keywords: Chai, Chai Spice, Scones, Cream Scones, Breakfast

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  1. Be still my heart! These look amazing and I love Chai spices. Thank you, thank you for this recipe. Cheers, Ardith

  2. I’m not the biggest fan of chai as a drink, but I love the flavor in baked goods and I go crazy for the way baking with chai makes the house smell! 🙂