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Our family goes for a walk on Thursday morning before Thanksgiving.  While it doesn’t even come close to cancelling the calories, it gives us a chance to run the dogs and get some exercise.

Vanilla Latte Scones will be accompanying our pre-holiday walk.  Covered glaze, these scones make a delicious and mobile treat reminiscent of everyone’s favorite coffee drink.

Vanilla Latte Scones

Makes 12 scones


  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C dark brown sugar
  • 3 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 C (2 sticks) cold butter
  • 1/2 C whole milk
  • 1/4 C instant coffee (I used 2 Starbucks Via tubes)
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 T hot water
  • 2 T instant coffee (1 Starbucks Via tube)
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 T corn syrup
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C white chocolate chips
  • Raw sugar for dusting


Heat oven to 400.  Line sheets with parchment paper.

Combine flour, dark brown sugar, baking powder and salt.

Use a pastry cutter to cut in cold butter.  Mixture will resemble coarse crumbs.

Combine whole milk, 1/4 C instant coffee (or 2 Starbucks Via tubes), vanilla and eggs.

Add liquid to coarse crumbs.  Combine with a fork.  Do not over mix or scones can become tough.

Scoop out 1/4 C lumps of dough.  Try to make them even and smooth.  I could fit 6 per cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes total- the first 5 in the lower part of the oven and the next 5 on the upper rack.

Set aside to cool.

To make glaze, combine hot water and 2 T instant coffee (or 1 Starbucks Via tube).  Add vanilla and corn syrup.  Stir in powdered sugar.

Dip scones into glaze and set back onto parchment paper.

When glaze has set, melt white chocolate chips in Ziploc bag in microwave in 10 second bursts.  Drizzle over scones.  Sprinkle raw sugar if using.

Recipe modified from “Coffee Scones with Coffee Glaze” from, published March 27, 2014

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Anna Lookingbill

Anna Lookingbill

I'm a self-taught Betty Crocker. Food should be pretty, delicious and have sprinkles. Professionally I'm a clinical social worker. Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest- Sugar and Spice Baking Blog- for great recipes, amazing restaurants and culinary adventures.

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