Buttermilk Scones

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 12 scones
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2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more fordusting

6 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons dry buttermilk powder (available in the baking aisle)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary (optional)

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream

2 tablespoons coarse brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Whisk the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, dry buttermilk and salt in a medium bowl. Add the rosemary and/or chocolate chips. In a small bowl, whisk the melted butter, vanilla and 1 cup cream. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Divide the dough into 2 balls; roll out each ball into a 1/2-to-3/4-inch-thick disk. Brush the tops of the disks with the remaining 2 tablespoons cream, then sprinkle with the coarse sugar. Cut each disk into 6 wedges. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 12 to 16 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.