Chai Spiced Scones

*These Chai Spiced Scones are laden with warm, fragrant spices. A thick glaze infused with real chai tea is the perfect sweet finish!*

These Chai Spiced Scones are laden with all of my favorite fragrant spices, and topped with a sweet chai glaze! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #breakfast #brunch #scones #chai

You guyyyyys. All I wanna do is start making some spring recipes. With strawberries. And rhubarb. And fresh asparagus. And adorable little baby spring peas. Yes, I know, it’s only January. We’ve got at least another month (sadly, probably longer) to go before any of these dreams can possibly become a reality. But, I mean, don’t they just sound so drool-worthy?!?

These Chai Spiced Scones are laden with all of my favorite fragrant spices, and topped with a sweet chai glaze! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #breakfast #brunch #scones #chai

The truth is, as much as I love the warm-cozy-sweet-comfort of fall and winter cooking, I’m just getting a little tired of it. I feel like I’ve made enough pumpkin and apple and lemony things over the past couple months to last me quite awhile (or at least until next October, when the cozy cooking craze will surely start up again!). Don’t get me started talking about the barren vegetable prospects of winter – I mean, do potatoes even really count as a vegetable? Luckily, if I’m going to have to stick it out with the slim winter produce pickings for another month, at least I’ve got these delicious scones to keep me company.

These Chai Spiced Scones are laden with all of my favorite fragrant spices, and topped with a sweet chai glaze! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #breakfast #brunch #scones #chai

These chai spiced scones are so rich, so buttery, so flaky, and so flavorful! I took my favorite scone recipe (which happens to be crazy simple) and threw in tons of fragrant spices – cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom. Next, I whipped up a sweet glaze infused with real chai tea to drizzle all over the warm, soft scones. So, please let me know when the strawberries are back – until then, I’ll be bundled up at home enjoying a warm mug of tea and these scones!

These Chai Spiced Scones are laden with all of my favorite fragrant spices, and topped with a sweet chai glaze! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #breakfast #brunch #scones #chai

Chai Spiced Scones

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: Medium
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These Chai Spiced Scones are laden with warm, fragrant spices. A thick glaze infused with real chai tea is the perfect sweet finish!

Ingredients

For Dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 12 tablespoons butter, chilled
  • ¾ cup buttermilk

For Glaze:

  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom.
  3. Slice butter into small chunks and add to flour mixture. Using your fingers, rub butter into flour.
  4. Add buttermilk and mix just until ingredients come together into a loose dough.
  5. Dump dough out onto a floured board. Knead a couple of times, until dough is smooth.
  6. Pat dough into a rectangle one inch thick. Using a sharp knife, slice into eight triangles.
  7. Transfer dough to prepared sheet. Bake scones until golden brown, about twenty five minutes, then let cool slightly.
  8. Meanwhile, to make glaze, place cream in a saucepan over medium heat.
  9. Heat until just simmering, about two minutes.
  10. Transfer to a small bowl, and add tea bags. Let tea steep in cream as it cools.
  11. Remove tea bags. Add powdered sugar and whisk until a smooth glaze forms. Whisk in vanilla and salt.
  12. Drizzle glaze over scones.

These Chai Spiced Scones are laden with all of my favorite fragrant spices, and topped with a sweet chai glaze! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #breakfast #brunch #scones #chai

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