Raise your hands high in the air if you love all things Starbucks. You’re going to love these Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Caramel Scones! This simple copycat recipe will have you craving the flavors of fall. Trust me on this one – you don’t want to miss out on these Starbucks Caramel Scones. There’s nothing quite like the taste and flavor (and money-saving perks!) of making this Starbucks recipe in the convenience of your own home.
I’m a huge fan of going out and supporting businesses but I also love the ability to make these caramel scones at home. You can easily whip up these homemade scones for a nice breakfast treat or a fun option for brunch, too.
And since the sinfully good topping to these scones is made with three simple ingredients, you’re going to fall in love with the ease of these delicious breakfast treats as well. The only thing left that you’ll need to do is brew up a cup of your favorite coffee or tea and settle down to give your tastebuds a true treat.
What are the qualities of a good scone?
The texture of a scone really does matter. A good scone has a light and crumbly sort of texture which is what makes it go perfectly with coffee or tea.
How do you soften hard scones?
Scones will typically dry out quickly but that doesn’t mean that they’re not good any longer. The easiest way to soften them back up is to wrap them with a damp towl and put them in the microwave for about 15 seconds or so.
Should scones be served warm?
Although this might really depend on your preference, scones should be served warm. This makes them a bit softer and also have that melt-in-your-mouth flavor.
One great advantage of this Starbucks Copycat Scones recipe is that you can make them up ahead of time and even freeze them for later. Then, when you’re ready to eat them, you just unthaw and enjoy. Talk about a treat made simple!
List of Ingredients required for Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Caramel Scones
- 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon butterscotch extract
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
How to make the topping
- 1/3 cup butterscotch chips – finely chopped
- 1 egg white — whisked
- Confectioners’ sugar — (optional)
Instruction to make this simple Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Caramel Scones
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line top sheet of doubled up baking sheets with parchment paper or line 8 tuna tins with muffin liners and spray inner sides with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a food processor, place the flour and butter and pulse to break up the butter. Add sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg or cloves and pulse to combine.
- Turn out dough into a large bowl. Make a well in the center and stir in cream, vanilla, butterscotch extract, and egg. Stir to make a soft dough. Fold in butterscotch chips.
- Scoop onto baking sheet or into prepared tins. Brush tops with egg white and add ground butterscotch chips.
- Bake until browned — 16 to 18 minutes. Dust with confectioner’s sugar when cool.
What other toppings go well with scones?
The great part about scones is that there are so many great topping ideas that you can do. Some people make their own as the recipe above tells you how to do, while others prefer to eat them with a little bit of homemade jam or just a dollop of whipped cream.
However you want to eat your scones is totally up to you!
When it comes to toppings in your scones, what do you crave and love the most?
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