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three lemon poppyseed scones with fresh flowers, more scones in the back, and a jar of jam

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Sweet, tart, easy to make, and so good! These jumbo bakery-style lemon poppy seed scones are the perfect way to start your day.



  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons lemon zest
  • ¼ cup poppy seeds
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter cold
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Lemon Glaze

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted


For The Scones:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Mix eggs and cream in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, lemon zest, and poppy seeds.
  • Grate butter into flour mixture.
  • Stir gently to combine.
  • Add cream mixture and mix lightly, just until dry ingredients are incorporated.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll (or pat) into a circle.
  • Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  • Place on sheet pan, at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

For The Glaze:

  • Combine lemon juice and powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Drizzle over scones.


  • Make sure to grate in the butter rather than cut it in. It is a much easier (and cleaner!) way to incorporate the butter.
  • Make sure the butter is very cold!
  • Be very careful and do not over work the dough!
  • Place parchment on the sheet pan.
  • If making for a later date, wait until the day of to mix up the glaze.
  • To keep things cleaner, place the scones on a wire cooling rack and set back onto the original sheet pan. Drizzle, dip, or spread the glaze over the tops and the excess will drop into the bottom of the pan and onto the parchment. Easy clean up and little to no mess on the counter!
  • These scones freeze really well.


Serving: 1SconeCalories: 624kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 8gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 622mgFiber: 2gSugar: 41g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.