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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
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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

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  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 14 scones
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Description

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.


Ingredients

Scones

  • 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

Topping

  • 1 Tbsp cold heavy cream
  • 2 tsp sugar

Glaze

  • 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

Instructions

  1. For the scones, line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Pull the wedges slightly apart, leaving an inch between them. Brush scones with cream and sprinkle with sugar.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Notes

Make ahead: Cut each circle of dough into wedges on baking sheet; cover and freeze overnight. Brush with cream, sprinkle with sugar, 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.

Craving more chai spice?

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Chai Spice Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Meet Laura

Hi, I'm Laura and I'm so happy you're here! Welcome to Tutti Dolci Baking Recipes, a baking blog celebrating all things sweet! I share approachable baking recipes and elevated classic desserts for every home baker. My goal is to inspire you to bake from scratch with kitchen-tested recipes you can count on.

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19 Comments

    1. Hi Sara! These are cream scones, so the fat all comes from the heavy cream. That’s correct, no butter or eggs in this recipe. 🙂

    1. I made these for a women’s event and they loved them! I posted a pic and a link to your recipe on my blog!






  1. I swear, you make the best baked goods ever! I love chai spices and scones are so perfect for breakfast or for snacking. And these are gorgeous!