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lemon cream cheese scones

Lemon Cream Cheese Scones

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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon cream cheese scones, lemon scones
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Dawn Yucuis


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese I used fat free
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Icing-
  • 1 1/2 cups powder sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, lemon zest. Cut in butter with a fork or a pastry cutter until the butter is mix in well. Cut in the cream cheese.
  • Mix the cream, egg, and lemon juice until combined. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix just until it come together in a ball.
  • On a floured surface knead the dough a couple of time. Form a 8 inch circle, with a pizza cutter or a sharp knife cut the circle into 8 wedges. Place the wedges on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Place in a preheated oven and bake for 14 to 16 minutes. Remove from oven and remove the scones form the baking sheet onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • While the scones are cooling prepare the icing. Mix the powder sugar gradually with the lemon juice until you have the right consistency. Drizzle over cooled scones.