Try This Amazing Starbucks Caramel Scone Recipe!

In a world where time seems to run faster every day, there’s something to be said about taking a moment for yourself. A little indulgence can go a long way in brightening up even the gloomiest of days. And what better way to treat yourself than with some homemade Starbucks Caramel Scones?

As a barista, I am constantly asked about the secrets behind some of the most loved drinks and pastries at Starbucks. And let me tell you, these caramel scones are among the most sought-after. In fact, these tasty treats are so popular that many people have tried to recreate them at home with varying degrees of success.

But fear not, my fellow coffee lovers! With this recipe, you’ll be able to create caramel scones that taste like the real deal. From your very own kitchen, you can make tender and buttery scones with just the right amount of sweetness from caramel and confectioners’ sugar. Trust me – one bite, and you won’t be able to resist making them again and again.

So gather up your ingredients – it’s time to turn on some music, brew some coffee or tea, and enjoy a freshly baked scone that tastes like it came straight from the bakery display case at Starbucks.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Starbucks Caramel Scones
Starbucks Caramel Scones

Fellow coffee lovers, prepare yourselves for a moment of pure bliss. Starbucks Caramel Scones Recipe is your ticket to an unparalleled, scrumptious experience that will delight your senses and leave you craving for more.

Imagine biting into a scone that’s warm, flaky on the outside, and buttery on the inside. As you savor each heavenly bite, you’re hit with the taste of rich caramel and a dash of vanilla that perfectly balances the sweetness. The scent wafts through the air as you sip your freshly brewed coffee, creating an ambiance that’s both relaxing and invigorating.

This recipe is perfect if you want to enjoy the best caramel scones while staying within the comfort of your home. Using simple ingredients such as unbleached all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, and half-and-half, you can make a batch of scones. And with our easy-to-follow instructions, even novice bakers can whip up a batch of these delectable treats in no time.

Plus, with this recipe, you have control over the quality of ingredients you’re using, which means no additives or preservatives like you’d find in store-bought treats. It tastes like real food because it is made with real food!

What makes this recipe stand out is its versatility as well. You can substitute some ingredients or tweak it ever so slightly to cater to your preferences. For instance, switch out the caramel for chocolate chips or cranberry orange or apple to experiment with savory flavors.

The cherry on top? These scones are perfect for any time of day—a favorite breakfast option with coffee or tea or a guilty pleasure snack anytime when cravings kick in!

Taste-wise and beyond, we assure you; this recipe will be a hit with those around you: family gatherings, events, parties or just solo indulgence.

So why settle when you can effortlessly make Starbucks Caramel Scones Recipe on your own? Go get your shopping list ready, and let’s make something enchantingly sweet together!

Ingredient List

 Delicious buttery scones with a sweet caramel surprise inside.
Delicious buttery scones with a sweet caramel surprise inside.

Here is everything you need to know about the ingredients for this Starbucks Caramel Scones Recipe:

Dry Ingredients
– 3 cups unbleached purpose flour
– ¾ cup granulated sugar
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1 pinch of nutmeg
– ½ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients
– 1 cup unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)
– 1 egg
– ½ cup half-and-half or heavy cream
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Caramel Topping
– Caramel sauce

These are easily found in any grocery stores, or you might already have some of them in your pantry. For maximum results, we recommend that you measure and prepare your ingredients before starting the recipe, including sifting your flour. This will ensure your scones come out perfect every time!

The Recipe How-To

 Make these scones for breakfast or afternoon tea, they’re perfect for any time of day.
Make these scones for breakfast or afternoon tea, they’re perfect for any time of day.

Alright folks, now we’re talking business! It’s time to get our hands doughy and bring the Starbucks caramel scones to life. This recipe will make around 12 scones and will take roughly 30 minutes to prepare.

Step One: Preparation

First things first, preheat the oven to 375°F. Then, place a piece of parchment paper on top of a baking sheet. Set it aside for now.

Step Two: Mixing the Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Using your hands or a pastry cutter, work in the chilled unsalted butter until the mixture becomes coarse crumbs.

Step Three: Wet Ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk one egg and add half-and-half (or heavy cream) and vanilla extract. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry mixture with a rubber spatula until everything is just combined – don’t over mix it!

Step Four: Caramel Scones Dough

On a floured surface, knead the dough gently with your hands just enough for it to come together. Separate about 1/3 of this dough and put it in another mixing bowl to use later to make the sweet caramel topping.

Step Five: Shaping the Scones

Pat or roll out the remaining dough into an approximately 8-inch circle. Cut it like a pizza into eight triangular wedges or any shape you prefer – I like mine triangular like traditional scones.

Place them about two inches apart from each other onto the prepared baking sheet.

Step Six: Making Toppings

Now let’s move on to making that yummy caramel topping! First, return to that smaller bowl you saved earlier. To this dough, add 1 tablespoon of half-and-half, and 2 tablespoons of caramel sauce. (Save the rest of that jar of caramel sauce for drizzling over the baked scones later).

On a floured surface or pastry mat, roll this dough into a snake-like shape about 1/2 inch in diameter. Cut this log into 1-inch pieces and place them on top of each scone wedge.

Step Seven: Egg Wash

Using a pastry brush or your fingers, brush some beaten egg onto the scone dough to make a finishing touch – this will give it beautiful color and shine once baked.

Step Eight: Baking

Bake for approximately 25 minutes until the scones are golden brown around the edges.

Step Nine: Cooling and Drizzling

Cool Starbucks Caramel Scones on a wire rack before drizzling with the remaining caramel sauce. Serve alone or with whipped cream and coffee!

**Don’t be shy to experiment with different toppings and flavors! I love adding chocolate chips to

Substitutions and Variations

 Make your morning routine a bit sweeter with these Starbucks inspired caramel scones.
Make your morning routine a bit sweeter with these Starbucks inspired caramel scones.

When it comes to baking, you can get creative with your substitutions and variations. Here are some ideas for making these Starbucks caramel scones your own:

– Chocolate Chip Caramel Scones: If you’re a chocolate lover, try adding some chocolate chips to the dough before baking. The combination of caramel and chocolate is simply heavenly!

– Salted Caramel Scones: To take these scones to the next level, drizzle some salted caramel sauce over them once they’re out of the oven. The sweet and salty flavors will dance on your taste buds.

– Spiced Pumpkin Caramel Scones: Want to add some fall flavor to your scones? Replace the vanilla extract with pumpkin pie spice and make a spiced pumpkin glaze to drizzle over the top.

– Greek Yogurt Caramel Scones: For a healthier twist on this recipe, swap out half-and-half for Greek yogurt. This will give your scones a tangy flavor and a moist texture without adding as much fat.

– Air Fryer Caramel Scones: If you have an air fryer, you can make these scones using it instead of the oven. Just place them in the basket of your air fryer and cook for 8-10 minutes at 360°F.

– Cranberry Orange Caramel Scones: Want to try something new? Add some dried cranberries and orange zest to the dough before baking. This will give your scones a bright pop of color and citrus sweetness.

No matter how you choose to make them, these caramel scones are sure to please. Don’t be afraid to get creative and put your own spin on this delicious recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 These scones are the perfect balance of sweet and savory, ideal for those who love a good scone.
These scones are the perfect balance of sweet and savory, ideal for those who love a good scone.

When it comes to enjoying Starbucks Caramel Scones, there are a range of options available for serving and pairing. These delicious scones can be enjoyed as-is or paired with your favorite beverage. For a classic coffee shop-inspired treat, try pairing your caramel scone with a piping-hot cup of coffee or espresso, just like they do at Starbucks.

If you’re looking for something a bit more decadent, try pairing your caramel scone with a latte or cappuccino. The rich, creamy flavors of these drinks perfectly complement the rich, buttery flavor of the scones, making for a truly indulgent experience.

For those who prefer refreshing drinks, pairing scones with tea is always an excellent choice. Choose your favorite tea blend to match the flavor profile you like – a delicate green tea will work beautifully alongside the sweet, toffee notes in the caramel scone.

Another fantastic idea is pairing your caramel scone with fresh fruit. Whether it’s sliced strawberries, blueberries or even raspberries and blackberries, fresh fruits are perfect for balancing out the sweetness of the scones and adding some natural acidity to the mix.

Finally, if you’re looking to impress guests or take your scone game to the next level, consider serving up your caramel scones with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce on top. This takes the flavor to new heights and brings out all the rich flavors in every bite.

Overall, there are countless ways to serve and pair Starbucks Caramel Scones. Whether you enjoy them alone or pair them with your favorite drink or dish, you’re sure to be in for a delicious treat that tastes just like it came straight from your neighborhood coffee shop.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A great treat to pair with your favorite coffee or tea, these scones are a recipe worth trying out.
A great treat to pair with your favorite coffee or tea, these scones are a recipe worth trying out.

Preparing ahead is a smart move when it comes to baking. To make things easier for yourself, you can make the Starbucks Caramel Scones recipe in advance for later consumption. These scones stay fresh when stored properly, so you can relish their gooey goodness at your leisure.

To make these scrumptious treats in advance, follow the instructions in the “Recipe How-To” section and bake to perfection. Once the caramel scones are done, let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container or sealable bag. You can store them at room temperature for up to 2 days, but if you want to keep them fresh longer, then refrigerate them up to 1 week.

In case you desire to relive its warmth and freshness again after refrigerating or freezing it, reheating the scone is as simple as popping them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-10 minutes until they are warm again. You may microwave the scones too, but keep in mind they may not come out as crispy as they once were.

On the other hand, if you have a hankering for freshly baked scones any time of the day without the need of using an oven then just pop them in an air fryer instead! They will turn crispy on the outside whilst holding its texture on the inside too.

When storing and reheating these caramel scones or any other baked goods for that matter, keep it tightly sealed or closed completely to preserve its freshness longer, You’re left with a dessert that tastes just like it was made freshly today!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A scone that’s tender and full of caramel bits, perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth craving.
A scone that’s tender and full of caramel bits, perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth craving.

Now that you have all the ingredients and steps to follow for making these delicious Starbucks Caramel Scones, let me share with you some tips to achieve perfect results.

Firstly, the butter you use is crucial for achieving a perfect scone. Make sure that your butter is cold; it’s best to freeze it before cutting it into cubes for the recipe. Cold butter ensures that the scones stay flaky and firm.

Secondly, don’t overwork the dough. When mixing in the ingredients, don’t overmix it; you just want to combine everything until it forms a dough. Overworking the dough can lead to tough scones instead of tender and crumbly ones.

Next, be careful when measuring your flour. It’s essential to measure your flour accurately; too much flour can make your scones dry, while too little can cause them to be too moist.

A helpful tip is to use a food processor to combine dry ingredients swiftly and prevent any lumps in your mix.

Furthermore, leave the eggs and cream at room temperature before using them in this recipe; this will allow them to mix in evenly with the dry ingredients.

Finally, don’t forget about reducing the oven temperature by 25°F if using a convection oven. Scones cook from both top and bottom simultaneously with conventional ovens, while convection ones circulate hot air throughout the oven evenly. Therefore, reducing temperatures ensures that your scones bake evenly and stay moist inside.

Follow these tips, along with our recipe instructions, and you’re guaranteed to achieve delicious Starbucks Caramel Scones every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Starbucks Caramel Scones recipe is both easy to make and absolutely delicious. Whether you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth or impress your guests with a homemade treat, these scones are sure to please. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, even those who are new to baking will be able to produce a delectable tray of caramel scones in no time.

The beauty of this recipe is that it’s very versatile. You can use it as a base for creating different scone flavors such as blueberry, pumpkin, and cinnamon. You can also add chocolate chips or dried fruit for added texture and flavor. The possibilities are endless!

Making your own Starbucks copycat recipes is not only economical but also a way to ensure that you use high-quality ingredients of your choice. Additionally, homemade treats always tend to taste better than store-bought versions.

So what are you waiting for? Gather the shopping list of ingredients and get started on making this delectable recipe today! I promise that the result will be worth the effort, and you will have some scrumptious scones to enjoy while basking in the sense of accomplishment. Happy baking!

Starbucks Caramel Scones

Starbucks Caramel Scones Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 1 recipe
Calories 4162.6 kcal


  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half or 3/4 cup low-fat whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk (for best results use whole milk)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch chips, fine chopped (use food processor)
  • 1 egg white, slightly beaten
  • confectioners' sugar (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or use nonstick spray.
  • Place flour and butter in a medium mixing bowl, combine with your fingers to a coarse meal consistency.
  • Sift together the sugar, baking powder, and salt (if used). Stir into flour mixture.
  • In another small bowl, combine the cream, milk, vanilla, and egg. Pour into dry ingredients, blending well to form a soft dough.
  • Stir in the cup of butterscotch chips.
  • Scoop mixture onto the baking sheet, to form individual scones.
  • Brush tops with beaten egg white.
  • Sprinkle ground butterscotch chips over top.
  • Bake until browned - 16-18 minutes.
  • Dust with confectioner's sugar when cool.

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Serving: 1317gCalories: 4162.6kcalCarbohydrates: 529.4gProtein: 67.6gFat: 195.2gSaturated Fat: 132.6gCholesterol: 521.6mgSodium: 2780.2mgFiber: 10.2gSugar: 233.7g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Breakfast, Brunch, Easy, Quick Breads, Scones, Sweet
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