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Maple Almond Scone Bites with Vanilla Bean Glaze

I intended to make these for dessert, but they'd make a lovely afternoon snack.  With a cup of tea or coffee! Enjoy!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Servings - 16 scones


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup almond slivers chopped

Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 vanilla beans scored and scraped
  • 3 Tbsp water +1 tsp until desired consistency reached


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and powder. Cut in the cold butter until the mixture is crumbly.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla, maple syrup and milk. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
  • Crush the almond slivers. Stir them gently into the dough. Place the dough ball on a well floured surface and form the dough into a rectangle about 3/4 to 1 inch high.
  • Cut into squares with a pizza cutter. Then cut the squares into triangles. Place the mini scones onto a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 425.
  • Make the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar with maple syrup, vanilla beans and water.
  • Bake the scones for 13 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Let cool slightly before glazing.
  • Generously glaze the scone bites. Let cool completely before serving or freezing.
  • Enjoy Maple Almond Scone Bites with Vanilla Glaze for dessert, or afternoon snack with a cup of tea or coffee.