These bright, citrusy Lemon Poppy Seed Scones are filled with fresh lemon juice and zest and topped with a sweet glaze! This easy scone recipe is sure to brighten any morning!
This time of year can be kind of dreary after the snow melts and we’re left with the brown lawns, muddy patches, and overcast skies while we wait for warm, sunny spring weather to make an appearance.
While we soak up each moment the sun makes an appearance as much as possible, it always helps to have some cheery foods on hand! Right now it’s all about bright, citrusy foods in our kitchen.
And lately for us, it’s been batches of these lemon poppy seed scones. As soon as the last scone was consumed, my husband asked if we had the ingredients on hand to make another batch!
(Thankfully, no trip out to the crazy, depleted stores was necessary to get another batch made!)
With only a handful of ingredients and a short amount of prep time, these scones will soon be filling your kitchen with the bright, fresh smell of lemon!
Tips for Making Lemon Poppy Seed Scones
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Don’t worry if the dough isn’t all wet. The dough will come together when you knead it.
- Knead the dough just as much as necessary to get dough to come together. It’s okay if the circle looks shaggy. This will keep the scones from getting tough.
- I like to use a dough scraper for cutting the scones and transferring them to the baking sheet. It makes it easy to both get even pieces and to keep the pieces together when moving them!
- Want to eat the scones over a few days? If I know that we’ll be enjoying the scones over a few days, I like to only make half a batch of the glaze at a time and only glaze half of the scones right away. I will quick whip up another half batch of glaze when we’ve eaten half of the scones. This keeps the glaze from getting soggy if your house is humid and from too much of the glaze soaking into the scone over time and changing the texture.
- If you can’t get your hands on lemons right now, you can use the concentrated lemon juice that comes in the green bottles. You won’t get the zing from the lemon zest, but you’ll still get good lemon flavor.
For the Scones
For the Glaze