Valentine Scones (quick and easy)

Posted by on January 26, 2016 in Bread/Muffins, Recipes | 27 comments

Scones are sometimes tricky and hard to make tender and delicious. This recipe will make you an expert. It is quick, easy, and the scones turn out delicious. There is a simple trick to making them tender which I’ll share with you so stay tuned…..

Valentine Scones (quick and easy)

These Valentine Scones are almond flavored with mini cherry chips in the batter. They’re perfect for a Valentine tea or just a breakfast or afternoon treat.

Valentine Scones


Valentine Scones (quick and easy)
Recipe Type: Bread
Cuisine: American, English
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12-18 scones
Light, tender, and delicious scones. Vary the flavors and what you add to them for serving anytime.
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup to 2 cups chopped dried fruit, chocolate, cherry, or other flavored chips, nuts, or a combination,(optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or the flavoring of your choice (I used almond extract)
  • 3/4 cup half and half or milk for free-form scones
  • Topping:
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons sparkling white sugar or cinnamon, or colored sugar
  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. It’s OK if there ar a few larger lumps.
  3. Stir in the chips, fruit or whatever you’re adding to the dough.
  4. In another bowl, mix eggs, milk ( or half and half), along with flavorings
  5. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until moist.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment or use greased pan Sprinkle a little flour on the parchment or pan.
  7. Drop approx. 1/4 to 1/3 cup of dough on to baking sheet for each free-form scone.
  8. Brush top of scone with milk and sprinkle sugar on them
  9. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove and bake in 425 degree oven for approx. 20-25 minutes. Watch closely as this time depends on the size of your scones.
  11. Remove from pan and cool on rack.
  12. When cool, frost with a powdered sugar glaze and sprinkle with red colored sugar for Valentine Scones (this is optional)
  13. These scones are easy to” prepare for any occasion. Use dried fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips, too.


Ok, did you catch the secret? It’s the 30 minutes in the freezer that relaxes the gluten, makes them tender, and rise higher. It, also, chills the fat which makes them flakier! Did you know that fact?


Valentine Scones (quick and easy)


The free-formed scones are so much easier to make and they taste the same! If you decide to freeze them, don’t frost until you thaw them out. 

Serve with Devonshire cream and lemon curd, if desired.

Devonshire Cream

1 C. heavy whipping cream
1/2 C. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat the cream, sugar, and vanilla together until whipped cream consistency.
Fold in 1 C. sour cream


Valentine Scones (quick and easy)

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  1. These are gorgeous! They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Funtastic Friday.

  2. I love making scones, these are so pretty and sound delicious, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

    • Or perfect for anytime…..just change the chips to chocolate or make plain.

  3. Oh I LOVE these Phyllis! How gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

  4. Oh Yummy!! I love scones and they look perfect for Valentines Day! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

  5. This delicious post is being featured on my blog today as part of Tuesdays with a Twist: godsgrowinggarden.

  6. I just love your Valentine Scones! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. I didn’t know the freezer trick, so thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective! Your posts have been pinned to our group board. We hope you’ll join us again tomorrow at 8 pm EST.

  8. Oh yum, and they look so festive as well! What a perfect Valentine’s treat!

    • Don’t just save for Valentines. It’s for anytime!

  9. I love scones! Pinned! Visiting via What’d You Do This Weekend blog hop!

    • I appreciate the visit, and pinning!

  10. Your scones look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Have a wonderful week.

    • I like that it is so easy to put together.

    • I like that it is so easy to put together.

  11. Cherry Almond Scones! Excuse me a minute while I wipe the drool off my keyboard. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Linky Party this week. I hope you will join us again next week.

  12. These look delicious and they are so pretty for an afternoon tea. Pinned and Tweeted. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    • That’s exactly what I am doing…..having an afternoon tea!

  13. These look delicious! I wish I had one to enjoy right now! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

    • It’s a quick one! That’s what I like, but it still is good!

  14. Scones, my Sunday favorite. I use real cream in and over the top of mine. Makes all the difference. Never thought to stick in the freezer. Will try that next time. Thanks for sharing these goodies on Tuesday Talk this week. In honor of my Valentine theme next Tuesday, I’ll be giving you a feature for these on my Tuesday Talk post. Congrats!

    • Wow! Thanks for the nice feature! Enjoy!

  15. Looks so delicious!

    • Tastes delicious, too!

  16. Great recipe–the jello is a nice addition. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  17. These Valentine Scones look like the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast treat. I love scones and yours look so pretty. Plus Devonshire cream and lemon curd with them, all I need is some tea!

    • Thank you! I love scones and the free-form ones are much easier! Yes, you have to have Devonshire cream and lemon curd!


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