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!
Frosted Vanilla Cookie Scones
For the Scones
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.