Frosted Vanilla Cookie Scones
Treat yourself to a frosted vanilla cookie, in breakfast form! These scones are light and moist, and bursting with sweet vanilla flavor. So delicious with coffee- and perfect for a holiday brunch!
This is a sponsored post, written by me, and created in partnership with BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamers. All opinions expressed herein are straight from my heart.
These scones were so nice, I made them twice!
And that’s saying a lot, because around here, with all the baked goods coming out of my oven every day, it’s gotta be pretty rockin’ for me to make it more than once.
They so were! I ended up eating several (no shame), and so did my husband and kids. We just couldn’t resist that sweet vanilla flavor and the texture was perfection!
I’ve attempted scones a few times before, but honestly? I’ve never been one hundred percent thrilled with the results. So, this time around, I turned to one of my favorite food bloggers for help. Jessica, from A Kitchen Addiction, totally came through for me here.
I couldn’t help but notice every time she posted scones on her blog they looked exactly like the kind of scones I would want to eat. Tall and fluffy, moist, but firm enough that they hold their shape. I am addicted to Starbucks scones and hers looked just like that. So she was kind enough to allow me to modify one of her recipes and put my own spin on it. I just looked at the ratio of basic ingredients she uses, and tweaked it from there.
Jessica usually uses whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt (which I love!) but for this recipe I was going for something a little more splurge-worthy. It is the holiday season, after all! So I subbed in BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamers‘ latest seasonal flavor- Frosted Vanilla Cookie, and it was a huge success! The flavor is so delicious in these scrummy breakfast pastries. Just like your favorite Christmas cookie. And Jessica’s formula is spot on! Light and moist, and perfectly buttery and sweet.
The first time I made them, I was so impatient. I was snapping pics but my heart really wasn’t in it. All I wanted to do was reach in and take a bite. I really rushed my way through the shoot and in the end, I wasn’t happy with the images.
So, I decided to get serious the second time around! I was glad for the excuse to make this recipe again, and I even went out and rented a new lens! All the pics here (except the overhead shot) were snapped with a 90 mm macro lens, on my Canon T3i dSLR (for all you photography geeks!). The camera has a cropped frame sensor, so the lens actually behaves like it’s got a much longer focal length. What do you think? I’m really loving the lens!
I really hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did! It’s so easy and quick to whip up- I just may do it a third time on Christmas morning! I can’t wait to curl up on the sofa while the kiddos play with their new toys, dunking one of these babies in a hot mug of coffee made with BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie … bliss! This is a limited edition flavor, so we’ve gotta snap it up while we still can 😉
Many thanks to Jessica for allowing me to adapt her scone recipe! Please visit Jessica’s blog and be sure to follow her on social media too! You’ll love seeing her recipes in your feed!
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Frosted Vanilla Cookie Scones
For the Scones
- 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons (1.5 teaspoons) baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) kosher salt
- 1/2 cup (113.5 g) unsalted butter, (1 stick), cold
- 1/2 cup (118.29 ml) BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie
- 1 large egg
For the Glaze
- 1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons (29.57 ml) BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie
- colorful sparkling sugar/sprinkles, for garnish
To Make the Scones:
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment.
- Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Using a pastry blender, two knives, or your fingers, cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Combine the BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie and egg together in a separate bowl.
- Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients, and stir to combine.
- When the dough forms a ball and pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl, transfer it to the prepared baking sheet.
- Pat the dough down into a disc about 2 inches high.
- Using a large chef's knife or dough scraper, score the dough into 6 equal triangles.
- Bake for 20-24 minutes, or until golden brown around the bottom edges.
- Top with glaze and garnish.
To Make the Glaze:
- Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl and stir in the BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie.
- Drizzle the glaze over the baked scones, and garnish with festive sugars/sprinkles.
Had to come see these after your IG picture. They are just too beautiful and perfect! I love the vanilla cookie flavor of these, and I have done the SAME THING – I have found that coffee creamer subs for cream completely seamlessly, and adds extra flavor! It’s such a great baking hack!
Did you end up buying the lens? A macro is on my long-term wish list!!! I do that all the time – I rush through photos. I try to program my brain to take its time and think through, but it’s hard sometimes when you don’t want to lose daylight, or the food looks too delectable! 🙂
Doesn’t it work so well? I’m so glad you agree! I did end up buying the lens and I’m not the least bit sorry! I’ve had it a year now and I love it. Not great for overhead shots, but everything else is a total dream.
Your scones look absolutely perfect, Allie!! I wish I had one to go with my afternoon coffee! I will be making these soon. Happy Friday!
Thank you so much Jessica and thanks for the inspiration! You were so sweet to share. Hope your weekend was great too, hugs to you! xo
The photos are totally gorgeous! Before I got my 6D I was using a 100mm macro on my t3i (very much the same!) and I just LOVE it — macro lenses are so fun! I’m totally with you on the scones. I made some once and they were such a failure I’ve never tried again. But THESE look totally moist and delicious!
That is so great to know! Your pics are always SO gorgeous, Ashley. I ended up getting the 6d too! So far I like it pretty well, although I miss the flip-out screen on my little Rebel :/ Now listen- don’t waste another minute, go make one of Jessica’s scone recipes! You won’t be disappointed 🙂
I’m in Gainesville, FL and cannot find the Vanilla Frosted Cookie Bailey’s Coffee Creamer anywhere. Can I substitute? Any suggestions on where to find it? I can find the normal offerings of Bailey’s, but not this specific one.
Hey Sonya! I’m not really familiar with the Gainesville area, however Bailey’s Coffee Creamers does have a “where to buy” function on their site. You can check it out here: http://baileyscreamers.com/Where-to-Buy.aspx. I hope that helps but if you still come up empty, I think you could substitute with any of their other flavors and it would be equally delicious! Good luck and I hope you enjoy!
I agree Jessica always has the best scone recipes! I’ll have to try this one. I am just venturing into scone making and would love to get an awesome recipe. Also…the pictures are gorgeous! I’m glad I listened to you and got the new camera and lens.
I have died and gone to scone heaven, Allie!! These scones are beyond amazing! Such a genius idea to flavor scones like a frosted vanilla cookie! And the use of Bailey’s Creamer in here sounds divine! I NEEEED these beauties up in my belleh! Pinned! Cheers, my dear! <3
These are adorable and an awesome use of Baileys creamer!
Thank you so much Sabrina! We really loved them 🙂
These scones look perfect, Allie! I totally agree, Jessica’s scones always look delicious. Love the frosted vanilla cookie Baileys in here, they sound amazing and look so so pretty and wintry!:)
That girl nails it every time! Thank you so much Kelly!
Oh I’m dreaming of having scones right now… Anything with Baileys is awesome and I need a big batch of these. Yum!
I could use another batch myself, lol! Thank you so much Linda!
These are stunning! Just like the beloved Starbucks versions – only better!
My thoughts exactly! Homemade is always better, right? Thanks so much hon 🙂
Girl you are totally speaking my language right now! It should be all cookies, all the time. Especially at this time of year! Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Liz- I hope you’re enjoying the holidays so far! xo
Gorgeous as always, Allie! Sometimes simple is better when it comes to flavor. These scones are perfect. And the lens worked out great!
Thank you so much Jen! I went ahead and bought it!
Sometimes vanilla is all you need. Gorgeous, Allie!
You are so right, Sarah! The vanilla was perfection. Thank you so much! xo
Oh these are soooo pretty! And your photos are gorgeous!!
Thank you so much Malinda! I loved them- may have to make them a third time, lol!
Allie, these look to die for, and I love how you’ve decorated them, they’re so pretty and cute!! They look like the perfect project for a cold afternoon, and a sublime treat for any time of the day! 🙂
Thank you so much Roxana! I love decorating them, and munching on them too! So happy you like these; thanks for the sweet comment 🙂
These scones are stunning! The white frosting and snowflakes give them an ethereal winter touch 🙂
I’m so glad you think so! That is just the feel I was after. Thank you so much Medha!
LOVE these scones!!!!! so perfect for the holidays and I LOVE the BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie!!! I tried some in Chicago at BlogHer Food. . so yummy!!!!!!
I agree- the flavor is incredible! Definitely my favorite of all the ones I’ve tried. Thanks so much Alice!
I’m sitting here dreaming of these frosted beauties but alas all I have is a boring granola bar. Maybe the magic of Christmas will bring some of these my way. 🙂
Have a great week friend!
I wish I could send you some! Thank you so much Melanie and I hope your week is going well!