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Vanilla Hazelnut Latte Scones

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Vanilla Hazelnut Latte Scones ~ a better-than-Starbucks breakfast treat!

A tall double shot vanilla hazelnut non-fat latte.

Do you have Starbucks performance anxiety?  I do. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stood on one of those lines, inching towards the front, rehearsing my order with each shuffle of my feet…imagining it flowing effortlessly from my lips, only to finally reach the counter and become a blithering stuttering idiot.

I’ve discovered the only way to combat this for sure is to picture the Baristas in their underwear.  Works every time.

Sometimes I give myself a break from all that stress and whip up some of these lovely little latte scones. The espresso powder is my latest obsession,  It worked so well in my Espresso Hazelnut Cookies and my Coffee Walnut and Hazelnut Cake that it was only a matter of time before I got around to scones.  One tablespoon of the powder, dissolved in one tablespoon of hot water and you’ve made yourself an extract that infuses the dough with a delicious espresso flavor.  I also love how it tints the scones a warm coffee color.

How’s that?  A nice vanilla hazelnut latte without the sweaty palms.

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Vanilla Hazelnut Latte Scones

Vanilla Hazelnut Latte Scones ~ a better-than-Starbucks breakfast treat!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Yield 6 -8 scones


  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup hazelnut flour or finely ground hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 6 Tbsp cold butter cut in chunks
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 -2/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp espresso powder dissolved in 1 Tbsp hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

for the glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean
  • milk to thin


  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • In the bowl of a food processor put the dry ingredients and pulse to combine.
  • Add in the chunks of cold butter and pulse several times until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Beat the egg lightly in a measuring cup, add the extracts and then the buttermilk until it just reaches the 8oz mark.  Blend it together.
  • While the machine is running pour the liquid in in a steady stream until the dough comes together.  It will be wet, but if it seems really wet, you can add a little more flour.
  • Turn the wet dough out onto a floured surface and lightly pat into a 9 inch round.  You can turn it around once in the flour if it's really wet.
  • Cut the disk into 6 triangles or cut the scones with a biscuit or cookie cutter and transfer them to a parchment or silpat lined baking pan.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until risen and lightly browned.
  • Cool on a rack.
  • For the glaze, add the vanilla seeds, vanilla and just a tablespoon of milk to the sugar and stir well.  Add more milk a teaspoon at a time until you have a thick glaze.
  • When the scones are completely cool, dip them in the glaze, hold them upside down for a few seconds, and then turn over and set to dry.

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    Daily Deal
    March 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I love trying new recipes for myself and decadent treats to share with others. Great post!

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    At Anna's kitchen table
    February 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm


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    February 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    as a former starbucks employee, i can only hope most of my customers weren’t picturing me in my underwear… 🙂

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    February 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I usually don’t make a glaze for my scones, but yours looks too delicious to forgo. Thanks for the idea!

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    February 17, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Ha, ha! That is hilarious and I totally have it! I usually stumble over the simplest work like latte. What is it about it that makes one so darn nervous?! I love scones and these look amazing!

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    Magnolia Verandah
    February 17, 2012 at 12:54 am

    These look perfect!

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    February 17, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Count me in :-). These look and sound delicious. I’ve bookmarked this recipe. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    Marina {Yummy Mummy)
    February 17, 2012 at 5:31 am

    mmmmmmm… the flecks of vanilla have won me over.

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    February 17, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I have just discovered your lovely blog. I’m happy to follow! By the way, these hazelnut-flavoured scones look delicious 🙂
    Take care…

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    February 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Haha so true. It’s so confusing there. These scones look beautiful! I used to get those little mini vanilla scones there. These look way better though!

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    From the Kitchen
    February 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I’d love to be sitting down to one of those scones right this minute!! I’m way past the grande, venti, etc and just order a small, medium or large latte extra hot with 1% milk!!


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    [email protected]
    February 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Oh my! This some yummy goodness. I love the ingredients. I bet they are great with a cup of coffee or tea. Great Starbucks tip:)

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    February 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    At first glance, in that first photo, I saw biscuits and gravy. Ha! Sweet biscuits and gravy. Nom. This sounds fantastic. I’m a sucker for anything with vanilla bean flecks. Love the hit of espresso, as well.