Blueberry Scones Recipe Starbucks - Elm Tea Leaf Company

This Blueberry Scones recipe is a Starbucks copycat and is even better than the original version. It’s made with fresh ingredients including sugar, heavy cream, and cinnamon. You won’t be able to buy another Starbucks blueberry scone again after making them at home.

Plate of 3 blueberry scones plus napkins and baking rack

Copycat Starbucks Blueberry Scones are perfect for breakfast or with a hot cup of tea. The sweetness of these scones deliciously complements a cup of Chai or Earl Grey.

Making scones is so much easier than you may think. If you’ve never made them before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this fact after you’ve tried it. Once you mix all the ingredients together, you will have a soft, lumpy, beautiful dough. It’s important for the butter to be cold when it’s mixed in and baked (which means the dough will be lumpy). This will help the scones be airy and fluffy after they’re cooked.

Ingredients for Blueberry Scones


Here are the ingredients you need to make these amazing scones.

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Unsalted Butter, cold, cut into pieces
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Blueberries
  • Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar

How to make this copycat Starbucks Blueberry Scones Recipe

Preheat the oven.
Sift the dry ingredients together including the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon.

Next, cut in the cold butter using a dough cutter or two forks.

Mix in the egg, heavy cream, and vanilla extract.
Fold in the fresh blueberries that have been dusted with flour (or just push frozen ones in)
Place them on the baking sheet topped with parchment paper.

Pat the dough out into a round shape and cut into 8 wedges, separate wedges a little, and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar topping

Bake for 15 minutes until they golden brown. Make sure the center is cooked by inserting a toothpick. As soon as the toothpick comes out clean, they are cooked all the way through.

Cooling rack with blueberry scones

Variations of this Blueberry Scones recipe

If you’re looking to change things up a bit or don’t have all the ingredients listed for this recipe, you can still make great scones!

You can use frozen blueberries if you don’t have fresh ones. Either way, be sure to toss them with a tablespoon of flour before mixing them in the dough to help keep the color from bleeding into the dough.

Instead of using blueberries, you can substitute lemon zest, chocolate chips, tart cherries, or strawberries. You can also make them savory with bacon and cheddar cheese depending on your mood or the time of year.

How to store Blueberry Scones

After baking the scones, you can keep them in an airtight container or large freezer bag on your counter for up to 3 days.

You can store the scone dough before baking, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, in the freezer for up to 3 months. Be sure to write what it is and the date on the outside, so you don’t forget.

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What is the secret to making good scones?

There are two secrets to making good scones. The first is to use heavy whipping cream as a source of fat. This is what makes them soft and moist rather than dry. The second is to make sure the butter is cold, cut into pea sized pieces, and baked when they’re still cold. If you find that they are starting to melt before you get them in the oven, place the dough in the freezer for 15 minutes before baking them.

How do you make blueberry scones from scratch?

This is a great question! You make blueberry scones by whisking dry ingredients together, cutting in the butter, adding the cream, and mixing in any extras, like blueberries or lemon zest. The recipe below will give you exact measurements and instructions.

What is in Starbucks blueberry scone?

The Starbucks website has a list of all the ingredients in their blueberry scone. They include flour, butter, buttermilk, sugar, dried blueberries, eggs, leavening, salt, baking soda, lemon zest, and ‘natural blueberry flavor’. While getting a scone from Starbucks may be convenient, they’ll never taste better than when you make them yourself.

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Blueberry Scones Recipe Starbucks

Yield: 8

This Blueberry Scones recipe is a Starbucks copycat and is even better than the original. Made with sugar, heavy cream, and cinnamon.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 ts Baking Powder
  • 6 tbs granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted
  • 1 ts salt
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 but blueberries
  • 1 ts ground cinnamon¬†
  • 1 ts ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbs granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Sift dry ingredients togeher including flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with pastry blender.
  3. Mix in egg, cream and vanilla extract.
  4. Fold in the blueberries gently that have been dusted with flour. You can also use frozen blueberries.
  5. Fold into a ball and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Pat into a disc and using a pizza cutter, cut into 8 slices.
  7. Seperate wedges a little and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mix.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes until golden. Check for doneness in the center.
  9. You can use a scone pan if preferred.


Add cream sparingly until you get a mixture that doesn't seperate.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 211Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 71mgSodium 299mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 12gProtein 1g

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