I am going to a wedding shower this weekend, and was asked to bring scones. I was more than happy to make them as a friend of mine gave me a wonderful recipe for lemon cranberry scones that I have made several times before. This time I experimented and used blueberries instead as I love the combination of blueberries and lemon. They were just as good as the cranberry ones, if not better. You can totally tailor these to your liking. Did you know that the same people who make Craisins, also make sweetened dried blueberries, and sweetened dried cherries? Any of these would be perfect in these scones.
And believe it or not, scones are really easy to make! I would say they are just as easy as making cookies. But instead of scooping the dough into little balls, you are going to cut them into triangles the same way you would cut a pie into 6 pieces. You don’t even need a rolling-pin to make scones. And since I am still using the kids’ play dough plastic rolling-pin, this is good news for me. There are just a few tips that are very important. If you follow these, your scones will come out perfect:
Tip #1 Don’t flatten out the balls too much. They should be approximately 2 inches high and 6 inches around.
Tip # 2 Clean your knife each time you make a new cut. It will make the scones neater and less crumbly.
Tip #3 Be sure to use parchment paper under the scones. You don’t want the scones to spread out too much when cooking.
Tip #4 Probably the most important one – don’t skip the part about refrigerating the dough for 45 minutes before you bake. I did that the first time I made them, and they came out flat as a pancake. Don’t be like me!
Tip #5 Wait until your scones are cooled to put the glaze on. Otherwise it will melt, and run off of the scones, and you won’t have any sugary goodness left on top of the scones. That would be really sad!
These really are one of the easiest things in the world to make, but they look like you slaved away all day in the kitchen. They would be great for baby showers, wedding showers, and especially Mother’s Day coming up. Or anytime you have an occasion where you want to bring something a little more special. No one has to know how easy they are to make. We’ll just keep that between you and me.
Recipe from Cook AZ I Do, originally from my good friend Teresa Miller
Blueberry Lemon Walnut Scones
Recipe from Cook AZ I Do, originally from my good friend Teresa Miller
Hi Shari, this looks like a great recipe for scones, will be trying for sure, great instructions and tips! Thanks! Happy Mother’s day to you!
Thank you, Cheri! I hope you enjoy them. It is such an easy recipe. They look harder to make than they really are. Thanks again for the comment, and I hope you have a great week!
These look fabulous! I love the combination of blueberry and lemon. I still haven’t made scones, and your tips will certainly be helpful for me…thanks!
Love your description of your rolling pin…Lol!
Thanks so much, Nancy! Blueberry and lemon pair so well together, don’t they? I hope you get a chance to try the recipe. It was fun making them and you get a lot for not much effort. I appreciate you stopping by!
These look absolutely delightful! 🙂
Thank you very much, Indu! It was a very easy, yet very tasty recipe. One of my favorites. I appreciate your comment!
Yes love easy recipes! 🙂
These are such delicious looking scones, perfect for a wedding shower and so simple to make too. Love the way you have decorated them with the drizzle on top!
Thank you, Apsara! I think the drizzle and the grated lemon peel on top of these is what makes them taste so good. It just gives them that extra lemony and sweet taste. I appreciate you stopping by, and hope you have a great week!
These sound perfect! I love the combination of blueberry and lemon, one of my favorites. I haven’t made scones in ages, maybe it’s time 🙂 thanks for sharing this.
Thank you, Connie! I had forgotten how fun they are to make. I hope to do it more often now that I’m reminded of the recipe. I appreciate you stopping by!
I’ve only made scones once and am ready to make then again now that I’ve seen your post and recipe. I love how dainty and sweet your scones look, Shari. What a nice treat for a wedding shower!
Thank you, Ngan! Orginally they were supposed to be larger scones, but I like making smaller ones. I just divided the dough into 3rds instead of halves. I really appreciate you dropping by!
Shari, you have posted this recipe at just the right time –
my mother loves scones, and I’ve got blueberries and lemons at the moment –
I need to make her a treat this weekend, so this is perfect…
Thank You so much –
I love finding inspiration from my favourite blogs!
I’m so glad that worked out, Emma! That makes me really happy that my recipe was helpful. I hope your mom enjoyed them. It was so nice of you to stop by and let me know that!
Shari, you’re killing me with all these fab recipes! I’m going to try this with dried cranberries, since I have a large bag in the cupboard. Mmm! My favorite husband will ADORE these.
I laughed when you said you were using your kids’ plastic rolling-pin. Sounds perfectly reasonable to me!
I hope your husband enjoyed them, Ruth! It is so funny about the rolling pin. I have been using it so long (because my other one broke) that I stopped noticing where it came from. All of a sudden it dawned on me, why am I still using this?:) Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week!
These came out great! Yum!
Thanks, Lori! I have to say I have tested them many times over the last few days, just to make extra sure they were good, and they passed the test every time. It is so hard being blogger, but somebody has to do it!:)
Hahaha! Love it!
those look delicious Shari, I want to make those! So you do roll the dough into balls, flatten and then cut a triangle, is that how that goes or do roll out one big rectangle and then cut out triangles? I’ve never made scones.
I’m sorry that wasn’t more clear, Dunja! After you are finished adding all the ingredients, you separate the dough into 3 equal pieces, and then roll them into balls with your hands. After that, lay them on a floured surface and flatten slightly with your hand. Then cut the flattened ball just like you would cut a pie into 6 pieces with a long sharp knife. I forgot to take a picture of the dough after I cut the pieces – sorry that would have helped. Let me know if you try it. I hope it works out for you and that you enjoy them!
thanks Shari, I will for sure make them, just not right now on my Germany diet ;-). I will let you know how they turned out!
I have just fallen in love with scones since I’ve moved to the South with so many British traditions; lots of tea houses and even high teas in Charleston and Savannah hotels and B & B’s. Although I absolutely love cranberries (and just had a cranberry scone last week in fact), I’d go with blueberries with lemon any day. Such a perfect combination! We must both have lemons on our minds! This is a keeper recipe!
Hope your Mother’s Day was beautiful and full of Arizona sunshine!
Hi Roz, I didn’t realize scones and tea houses were so popular in the south. I have recently come to like scones, too. I agree, cranberry or blueberry is fine with me. I did have a nice Mother’s Day – hope you did, too! I am having so much fun following you on Instagram in Italy – such beautiful pictures! Thanks so much for stopping by!
what a great flavour combo _ lemon & anything rocks my world. These look great.
Thank you very much! I have really come to appreciate lemon in the last few years, especially when combined with other fruit or vanilla. I think the lemon zest grated over the top of the glaze really adds a lot to these scones. I’m so glad you stopped by, and hope you have a great week!
What a great combination of flavours. The scones look very delicious they certainly deserve being served on a special occasion. Thanks for sharing and making me drool. Have a wonderful weekend!
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