I never really used to be much of a scone person, but now that I’ve seen all that can be done with scones I’m crazy about them! I’ve made Vanilla Bean Scones (also a smaller version like these),Pumpkin Scones, Maple Oat Pecan Scones and Cranberry Orange Scones. And to keep a good thing going I made these irresistible, brightly flavored Petite Lemon Poppy Seed Scones. These are such a delicious breakfast/brunch treat and they’ll most definitely remind you of a lemon poppy seed muffin or cake but with a little less sweetness.
The dough for these may be a little sticky to work with, so with that said if you are worried about it you can cut back the cream 1 Tbsp or you can go for it and be willing to work with a slightly sticky dough because in the end it will yield a moister scone. Don’t be stingy with the glaze on these because it really is a crucial part of these scones, it adds a lot of their lemon flavor and it’s the finishing touch that gives them just the right amount of sweetness that they need. If you really wanted to punch up the lemon flavor you could add a little more lemon extract but I think they have the perfect amount as they are, just enough to shine without being overwhelming. What’s not to love here? Lemon + Poppy Seeds + Scones + plenty of glaze, what more do we need in life :)? They’re the perfect spring treat, so treat yourself!