Saturday, October 16, 2010

Spin off of Starbucks Petite Vanilla Bean scones = amazing... and 5 extra lbs on the scale.

These are soooo good! They obviously don't taste exactly the same but that doesn't mean they aren't just as good! I add a cup of whatever fruit you like, dried works better, this time I did dried blueberries and they are simply amazing. Warning, I'm pretty sure I gained a pound just making these but I figure since I'm making them "petite" instead of GINORMOUS then it can't be that bad.... everything in moderation, or something like that.

Here's what you need...
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter (two sticks)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean extract
  • 1 cup dried fruit (optional)
  •  1/2 cup milk (2% or whole)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  1. In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and baking soda, and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  3. Mix room temp butter with sugar in medium bowl. Mix beaten egg with vanilla extract. Then combine with sugar mixture.
  4. Mix the rest of the dry ingredients then add sugar/egg mixture. DO NOT OVER MIX otherwise it will be too dry and crumbly and just a disaster. Just mix until ingredients are combined. 
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll or pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick square. Cut into 8 squares, then cut squares in half into triangular shapes.
  6. Bake 15-17 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom. Again, you know your oven better than I do so adjust to how it cooks.

  1. Mix milk and vanilla extract, let sit awhile while the scones cool.
  2. Then after the scones are COMPLETELY cooled add 3 cups sifted powdered sugar to milk/vanilla. If your like me and don't have a sifter because your toddler thought it made a really cool dirt sifter don't worry just use a pastry cutter or your hands to get clumps out. Mix until smooth.
  3. Then dunk COOLED scones in glaze and set on cooling rack with parchment paper used to bake the scones or something underneath to catch all the excess glaze.
  4. I dunked mine twice just because I was feeling a little rebellious :)
  5. Let glaze set and tada you have magic in your mouth... enjoy!


  1. new follower from monday blog hop.

    this sounds good, not sure if I'd make it taste good though. LOL

  2. I am following from the blog hop. Cute blog. I hope you can follow me back.
    God Bless and enjoy His day,

  3. Looks delicious and the blueberries sound great with it!

  4. Following you now from Sunday Strolling. Please follow me back!


  5. Hi!

    Love your blog!
    I'm a new follower, stop by when you get a chance!


  6. Hi there!! I am your newest follower! I found you on the Monday Linky! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    YUM. YUM I cook lots too. glad I found you

  7. Hi! These look yummy and I MUST make them. I’m stopping by from Meet Me Monday. I hope you’ll stop by soon!

  8. Sounds yummy! I'm blog hopping and am a new follower! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

  9. Hi! I am a new follower from Monday's blog hops. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Blessings...
    Saved By Love Creations

  10. Yumm this looks like a good one:) I am now following you thanks to Making Friends Monday, and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
    Also don't forget, if you need any help increasing your blog's traffic or easy blog design tutorials, you know where to come!
    Today we have an amazing Retro-Modern Giveaway up our sleeves, so make sure you don't miss it! Happy Monday!

  11. New follower! Looking forward to hearing more from you!

  12. Looks really yummy! I am your new follower. You can visit me at http://showmemama.com. Feel free to leave me a comment, so I know you visited.
    Have a great Monday!

  13. I am a new follower from Follow Us Monday Morning. I hope you will come follow me back.

  14. I love Starbucks Coffee Crumb Cake, it's so so good! When I go to Target, some times I get a piece and share it with my son :)

  15. Thanks for joining us at Mailbox Monday! These sound divine!! I am here to email subscribe but cannot find the option to do so, please let me know when you add so I can be sure to get your newsletters!


  16. YUM! I loves thoes from SB!
    I'll have to try!
    I'm from the hop! Stop by sometime!
    Happy Monday

  17. My mouth started watering at the picture!
    I am here from MBM! Following you now!

  18. Here for the blog hop and now following. hope you can visit me and follow me back!

  19. New follower from the hop - feel free to stop by and follow back :)


  20. wow. looks delish! your newest blog hop follower. happy monday! would *love* a follow back! you can find me at:


  21. Oh my goodness, yum yum yum! I adore those scones at starbucks! Found you on Meet Me Monday! I enjoyed visiting your blog, your boys are beautiful! Come on over and say hello. Today, I posted about one of your favorite things...coffee!

  22. WOW, that looks good!!! Yum! I am your newest follower from the Haunted Hop! Hope you will visit us at www.justmarriedwithcoupons.com

    Have a wonderful day and save some scones for me!

  23. Thanks for linking up with my Terrifying Tuesday blog hop! I am now following you.


  24. HOw can it not be good? Thanks!

  25. Seriously - what is the deal with Starbucks and portion size??! It doesn't stop me from eating the entire scone....I hadn't thought of actually making a smaller one. Nice job.

    Excited to follow all your adventures now, swinging by from the blog hop.

    The Survival Mama

  26. New follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday! Would love you to follow back at To Spend Or Save.


  27. Yum- looks great!

    I'm following from Tuesday Tag Along!
    ~Dinner With Kir

  28. Hello!
    I'm your newest follower Mrs. Goldilocks from the Tuesday Follow Me Back blog hop! I would love if you could visit my blog and follow me back too! Thank you so much and i hope you have a splendid Tuesday!

  29. These look AAAAmazing!
    New here from tag along tuesday!

  30. found you on welcome wednesday blog hop!...would love for you to stop by my blog and follow back! keepinitthriftyandrea.blogspot.com

  31. Hi just stopping by to return the favour. I am now following. Sorry I have taken a bit of time getting back to you. Its been very hectic here. Thankyou for particpating in my blog hop. Sarah www.jamarahcraftycreations.blogspot.com

  32. YUMMY Those look delish!

    Hey there new follow found you on Cafe Moms

    Love for you to follow my blog!