Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Scones

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These Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Scones are just like the kind you get at Starbucks- only better!

Vanilla Bean Scones in a display basket with a white background

Hey there!  How’s your Fall going?  Are you enjoying the cooler weather?

I know I am.  It’s always so nice to return to a set schedule, and this time of year is just so pretty.  It makes me feel cozy!

And when I think of cozy, my mind goes straight to warm drinks and freshly baked pastries.

vanilla bean scones spilling out of a display basket with coffee in the background- on top of a blue napkin

Really, these vanilla bean scones can be enjoyed at any time of year.  But there’s just something so nice about sipping on a hot cup of coffee or tea and nibbling on a scone when the weather is cool and crisp!

I love making scones because they’re so quick and easy.  It really only takes a couple of minutes for the dough to come together.  I whipped this batch up in the food processor!

Divide the dough into three equal portions, pat into discs, and then score into triangles before baking.  They’re out of the oven in less than 20 minutes!

The glaze is really the crowning touch though.  It’s just powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.  Can you see all those vanilla bean specks?

vanilla bean scones spilling out of a display basket with coffee and spoon in the background- on top of a blue napkin

That’s what you get when you use real vanilla beans!  And the flavor is just off the charts.  So sweet and fragrant! This recipe turns out 18 petite vanilla bean scones– just like the ones you see in the glass case at Starbucks. Only these homemade vanilla bean scones are so much better!

There’s nothing better than a fresh, warm, homemade pastry on a cool fall morning.  So get cozy with a nice drink and a batch of vanilla bean scones!

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Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Scones

This homemade version of vanilla bean scones is so much better than the coffee shop!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 18 petite scones
Calories 161kcal
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword starbucks copycat scones, vanilla bean scones



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • seeds scraped from one vanilla bean
  • tablespoons milk



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a food processor, and whisk to combine. Add the butter to the food processor, and pulse the food processor until the mixture looks like coarse meal. With the food processor running on low speed, stream in the cream and the vanilla extract.
  • When the dough has gathered itself into a ball, turn off the food processor and divide the dough into three equal portions. Flatten each portion of dough into a disc shape, about 1 1/2-inches thick. Score each disc into 6 triangles with a knife, and pull the triangles slightly away from one another (allowing about 1/2-inch in between).
  • Bake the scones for 16 to 20 minutes, until set in the centers and slightly golden on the bottoms.


  • In a small bowl, stir the powdered sugar, vanilla bean seeds, and milk together until smooth. Spread a small amount of glaze on top of each scone.



  • If you do not have a food processor, use a pastry cutter to combine the dry ingredients with the butter... until a coarse meal is created.  Then proceed with the rest of the recipe.


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Emely Nunez wrote:

    Can I use vanilla paste instead of the vanilla bean seeds? If so how much?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Use one tablespoon vanilla bean paste in place of the pod.

  • li wrote:

    how long are they good for?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      If you keep them sealed at room temperature, they should be good for a few days.

  • Elizabeth wrote:

    I love this recipe! I’ve made it three times now and they’ve tasted amazing every time! I do typically find myself having to add a little bit more heavy cream in order for the dough to form a ball but other than that i never have any issues! I also have used a hand mixer in place of a food processor and it works just fine! The only thing with using a hand mixer was that i eventually had to use my hands to fully combine the heavy cream with the dry ingredients but it was still really easy and quick (just a bit messier lol!) These taste so good and my family is always asking me to make more!