Buttermilk Strawberry Scones
These Buttermilk Strawberry Scones with Lemon Butter Glaze are a moist, flaky, and delicious scone, perfect for afternoon tea. Filled with fresh strawberries, they taste like spring, are easy to make, and are my favorite pink treat… ever.
While I most often make them for tea, they’re also a tasty treat for baby showers, wedding showers, Mother’s Day, strawberry season. Well… get the idea. If you love strawberries, you’ll love these!
A simple-to-make scone, that’s flaky and tender, with a perfect blend of sweet and tart. Finished off with a Lemon Butter Glaze that brings all the flavors together.
Ingredients for these Strawberry Scones
- Pantry Ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, confectioners’ sugar, and salt
- Lemon Juice
- Fresh strawberries
How to Make Strawberry Scones
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt. Cut the cubed butter into the dry ingredients with a fork, fingers, or two knives. (Or use a food processor with the metal blade to speed things up. Just a couple of pulses will do.)
Fold the strawberries into the dry mixture and coat. Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk. Fold the ingredients until it is just incorporated. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface and divide it into 2 parts. Roll each part into a round shape about 3/4-inch thick. Cut each disc into 6 wedges and place slightly separated on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 14-18 minutes, or until the top begins to turn golden brown.
For the glaze: combine the lemon juice, confectioners’ sugar and melted butter in a small bowl. Whisk until the lumps disappear. Once the scones have cooled, drizzle each scone with glaze.
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Fresh Buttermilk Strawberry Scones with Lemon Butter Glaze
Easy to make, sweet and flaky, these Fresh Buttermilk Strawberry Scones are everything you love about the season. Make a batch and enjoy with a cup of tea!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) cold butter, cubed small
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
Lemon Butter Glaze
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt. Cut the cubed butter into the dry ingredients with a fork, fingers, or two knives. (Or use a food processor with the metal blade to speed things up. Just a couple of pulses will do.)
- Fold the strawberries into the dry mixture and coat. Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk. Fold the ingredients until it is just incorporated. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
- Transfer the dough to a floured surface and divide into 2 parts. Roll each part into a round shape about 3/4-inch thick. Cut each disc into 6 wedges and place slightly separated on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 14-18 minutes, or until the top begins to turn golden brown.
- For the glaze: combine the lemon juice, confectioners' sugar and melted butter in a small bowl. Whisk until the lumps disappear. Once the scones have cooled, drizzle each scone with glaze.
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How is it best to store them after they are cooked and cooked? On counter or in fridge?
Hi Carey — the scones can be stored in an airtight container, so they won’t dry out, at room temperature for 1 to 2 days or up to a week in the refrigerator. Microwave in 5 to 10 second intervals to warm. They also freeze beautifully!
I made these scones in summer and they were fantastic.. Just wondering if you can use frozen strawberries when fresh aren’t available? Thank you.
Hi Taran, I’m so glad you enjoyed the scones! I also freeze a lot of strawberries, but I’ve never made this recipe using frozen strawberries. However, in theory, it should work. My only concern is the amount of liquid in the frozen strawberries. If your berries are not frozen in a sweet sauce, you should be able to swap them measure to measure.
They came out quite wet. I used an icing knife to move them to the baking sheet. Cooked for about 18 minutes, they plumped up and stuck to each other so I separated them (turned over – I like scones crispy on both sides and cooked 3 more minutes). They taste great on their own and with the icing. Thank you!
Hi Sarah, thanks for letting me know! I am glad you enjoyed them. In terms of a wet result, I have not seen this outcome but will try them again to see what I can find out. I like your idea of turning them over as well!
Love them! Great height and rise and super fluffy! I made the glaze with slightly less sugar but overall a winner.
Thanks so much, Grace! I love this scone recipe too. One of my go to recipes for the reasons you said – moist and a great height! I’m so glad you liked them.
My daughter made them for me and I fell in love with them right away. They tasted so yummy and I ate them everyday for breakfast and snack at night. She gave me the recipe and I will be making them this week. Thank you for your great recipes.
Hi Angelina! You are welcome! I LOVE these strawberry scones too. And I agree– they are wonderful for breakfast!
Yes to strawberry scones! These look amazing! great for a baby shower!
Thank you so much, Emily!
Yum! I was just thinking I ought to make some scones this weekend, and this particular recipe looks absolutely lovely – perfect for spring and any party, but especially for welcoming a new baby girl!
Thank you, Monica! Scones are always a welcome addition to a party — and I agree, especially for welcoming a new baby girl!
I love scones and these look just delicious! Perfect shower fare!
Thank you so much, Kelsie! I love them too ?!
These scones look party perfect! Thanks for sharing this recipe and being a part of the bay shower 🙂 XOXO
Kelly, thanks so much for asking me to participate. You did a great job organizing all the details! Plus, the recipes have been so fun to print, pin, and save!
These strawberry scones look absolutely divine. I’ve tried making scones in the past and either they flattened and lost their shape or came out too dry. But these, look perfectly tender with the right amount of moisture. I’ll have to pin this recipe for a future date.
These scones looks so lovely!! Perfectly flaky and tender on the inside! I love a good scone for breakfast and these fit the bill 🙂
Thank you so much! And I’m with you — I love scones for breakfast :)!
Want to have these on hand at all times!! So buttery and glazy delish Stephanie! Pinning as my go-to scone!
I have to admit — I have some in the freezer for those days that need a little sweetening ?!
So beautiful, Stephanie!! Your recipes are such down home goodness! Love every single one!! Keep ’em coming!!!
Thank you, Kim!
These sound so good! And that glaze? Yum! Perfect with a cuppa coffee for a 3pm snack right about now 😉
I must admit – I have a couple in the freezer for those 3pm pick-me-ups. They work SO well ??. Thanks!!
I never met a scone I didn’t like! And strawberries are my favorite so I’m sure I would love love these. Perfect for a baby shower!
Yep — I’m in that camp too. Love scones and strawberries!! Thanks for the comment 🙂
Beautiful flaky, buttery, and rich scones. Love the addition of strawberries and luscious lemon glaze. They perfectly balance the richness of the scones. Well done!
P.S. Just checking this out. If the comment is appeared, your commenting has been turned on 😉
Thank you so much, Ben! I love scones for just that reason. Add strawberries — and it’s heavenly. Thanks also for your help with the alerting me to the comments!
I love making scones and these look just lovely. I can imagine sitting with one of these and a nice cuppa, baby shower or not.
That’s exactly how I feel — scones and cuppa make the perfect, perfect combination. For all occasions!