Starbuck's Caramel Scones


  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup light or heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • Modest pinch of nutmeg or cloves
  • 1 cup milk or heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp butterscotch extract (optional)
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup grated walnuts (optional)

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup butterscotch chips, finely chopped in food processor
  • 1 egg white, whisked
  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)


Preheat oven to 425° 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 nonstick cooking spray.

In a food processor, place the flour and butter and pulse to break up 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 extract, butterscotch extract (if using) 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 - 16-18 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar when cool.

Makes 4

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