Lemon-Cream Cheese Scones

Perfect for afternoon breaks with tea! The rich cream cheese taste of these light, flaky scones is perfectly balanced with a refreshing hint of lemon.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 33 min
  • Servings 8

2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup sugar
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup butter or margarine (firm)
1
package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1
egg
1/3
cup milk
Lemon juice
Sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar, the lemon peel, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs.
  • 2 Mix cream cheese and egg in small bowl until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Stir cream cheese mixture into flour mixture until dough leaves side of bowl and forms a ball.
  • 3 Drop dough by 8 spoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Brush with lemon juice. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • 4 Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Sprinkle coarse decorating sugar over unbaked scones, or drizzle baked scones with melted white baking chips.

Jazz up these classic lemon scones by stirring dried cranberries, cherries or blueberries into the dough.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
275
(
Calories from Fat
115 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13 g
13 %
(Saturated Fat
7 g,
7 %
),
Cholesterol
60 mg
60 %;
Sodium
290 mg
290 %;
Total Carbohydrate
35 g
35 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
6 g
6 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.