My second favorite item on the Starbucks menu (after a Venti Non-fat Flat White) is the Petite Vanilla Scone. The right size, the right flavor, and the perfect mid-morning pick-me-up. I found a great copycat recipe on the Dash of Sanity website and gave it a try. Scones can sometimes be so dry, but this recipe was melt-in-your-mouth perfect. I’m whipping up a couple batches to bring to the Wisconsin Romance Writers Tea Party this weekend!


Petite Vanilla Bean Scones Just Like Starbucks

Ingredients for Scones:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • ½ vanilla bean, sliced in half and beans removed
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white

Ingredients for Glaze:

  • 1-1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ vanilla bean, sliced in half and beans removed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk the sugar, flour, vanilla beans, baking powder and salt together. Using a pastry blender or knife and fork, cut the cold butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add heavy cream, vanilla bean extract and egg white. Mix with a spoon to combine.
  • Using your hands, knead into a soft dough, doesn’t take long to do this 1-2 minutes.
  • Roll the dough to make a rectangle, make sure the dough is about ¾ inch thick. Now using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 8 small triangles.
  • Place the triangles on the parchment paper and bake for about 10 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  • Make the glaze by whisking the cream, powdered sugar, vanilla beans and vanilla together. Once scones have cooled, spread the glaze on top of the scones.
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