Toasted Coconut Lemon Scones-tender, flaky coconut lemon scones with a sweet lemon glaze and toasted coconut topping. These scones are sure to brighten your morning!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sweetened flake coconut
- 6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 1 cup heavy cream, plus 1 tablespoon, divided
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the Lemon Glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes or coconut chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, lemon zest, salt and coconut. Quickly cut in the butter, using your hands, two knives, or a pastry blender. Mix until mixture resembles coarse meal, with a feel larger butter lumps.
In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of heavy cream, lemon juice, coconut extract, and vanilla extract. Pour mixture over the ingredients and stir with a spatula until dough begins to form. Don't over mix.
Transfer dough to a floured countertop and knead dough by hand just until it forms a ball. Form scones by patting the dough into a 3/4-inch thick circle. Cut the scones into 8 triangles.
Place scones on prepared baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, brush scones lightly with the additional heavy cream. Bake scones for 15-18 minutes, or until scones are light brown. Cool scones on a wire cooling rack.
While the scones are cooling, make the lemon glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle glaze over the scones. Top with toasted coconut. Serve!
Note-Scones will keep in an air-tight container for up to 2-3 days, but they really are best eaten the day they are made. I used Meyer lemons, but regular lemons will work too! Lemon juicing tip-roll a room temperature lemon on the counter a few times to maximize the amount of juice.