Easy Maple Scones Recipe

Maple scones garnished with fresh thyme sprigs
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These simple scones are tender and buttery, with a perfectly crispy exterior and a deep maple flavor. 


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup ( sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ cup (or more) plus about 4-6 tablespoons whole milk
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ⅔ cup (about) powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Whisk flour, 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl to blend. Add butter and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Stir ½ cup milk and ½ cup maple syrup in small bowl to blend. Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until dough comes together and adding more milk by tablespoonfuls if dough is dry.

Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead dough gently until smooth, about 5 turns. Using floured hands, pat out dough to 8-inch round; cut dough into 8 wedges. Transfer wedges to baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart.

Bake scones until golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer to rack.

Meanwhile, whisk remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 tablespoons maple syrup in medium bowl to blend. Add ⅔ cup confectioners sugar and mix well. Add whole milk 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking, until you have a thick glaze.

Drizzle or spread glaze over warm scones. Let stand until glaze sets.

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