Mini Funfetti Scones to celebrate! These are perfect to celebrate a birthday (mine!), a sports team victory (Browns!), and even simply for a Monday morning. These Mini Funfetti Scones do the trick, deliciously! Perfect with coffee, tea, or milk, these little treats will leave you with a smile to start Monday off right.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen funfetti this, and funfetti that popping up all over lately. I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure funfetti is the confectioner’s term for “sprinkles, sprinkles everywhere!” These Mini Funfetti Scones are my contribution to the — for lack of a better word — fun!
These have been on the site for a while, and I’m sharing them again because they’re so… fun, and tasty, and I’ve got some celebrating to do!
For my birthday, my husband ordered me a bunch of goodies from Milk Bar. YUM! A few years ago I made a version of their corn cookies (Spicy Caramel Corn Cookies), and now that I’ve had the real deal, I can honesty say that mine come really, really close! I can’t wait to make them again.
But, these Mini Funfetti Scones are perfect for celebrating! A birthday, a Cleveland Browns beating of their rivals to make it into the Playoffs for the first time since 2002, Monday. Whatever! Just looking at these little sweet treats will put you in a good mood. No one can scoff at sprinkles, right?
I remember being at a bakery, my eyes drawn to some pretty scones with a drizzle of icing and sprinkles: Funfetti scones. Since I had already stocked up on cookies to last the better part of a week, I didn’t want to go too far overboard and snag a few scones, too. See! I do have some restraint when it comes to dessert.
I couldn’t stop thinking of those scones, so the next logical thing to do was to make a batch. They’re easy to make, although some people have told me they’re intimidated at the thought of making scones.
All About Scones
They say scones originated in Scotland eons ago and were made with oats and baked on a griddle. Many countries serve them with cream and jam, which is a good thing, as many scones I’ve had were a bit dry. As with English tradition, scones have been served at afternoon tea time. I think they’ve been on to something! For a traditional scone recipe, check out this one I found on the Visit Britain site.
I’ve had bunches of scones in my life, and mine *might* make traditionalists tremble, but I bet these Mini Funfetti Scones could win them over! You’ll usually find more traditional scones in a bakery filled with dried fruit like raisins or dried blueberries. You’ve probably had some with chocolate chips or brown sugar and cinnamon. Really, anything goes.
Don’t be intimidated to make scones, and especially these Mini Funfetti Scones. I’m here to tell you they’re easy to make. For real! I decided to make these scones in mini version because, hello cute dessert!
Mini Funfetti Scones
Check out a few of my other scone recipes (one sweet, one savory): Blueberry Lemon-Thyme Scones and Savory Broccoli, Cheddar, and Chive Scones. Don’t ask me which is my favorite because I wouldn’t be able to decide.
Mini Funfetti Scones are just what any party needs. They’re adorable and delicious, and since they’re in mini form, they’re easy to just pick up and enjoy. They’re also ideal for kicking off a Monday morning with a cup of coffee. I know from experience.
These scones are soft on the inside and covered allllll over the top with an easy-to-make glaze. And sprinkles, inside and out. If you’d like, add 1/2 cup of dried fruit like cherries to the scone batter just before patting out the dough.
I hope you try these Mini Funfetti Scones. They will bring a smile to your face!
Patricia Conte/Grab a Plate
Serves About 28 mini scones
These treats are perfect for dessert or for your morning treat! You'll love them!
- 2-3/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons candy sprinkles
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1-1/2-to-2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 5-6 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
- Candy sprinkles for garnish
- Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
- In a medium bowl, add the eggs, heavy cream, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
- Add the pieces of cold butter to the flour mixture and use a pastry blender to incorporate it into the mixture until it looks like large, coarse crumbs.
- Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture. Stir gently until just combined. If you’re using dried fruit, add it to the mixture and stir to incorporate. The dough shouldn’t hold together like a cookie dough would. It’s good if it’s loose and crumbly.
- Lay a silicone baking mat or parchment paper on a flat work surface. Transfer the dough mixture to the mat or paper, and shape it into a 10x14-inch rectangle that is about 1-inch thick.
- Place on a baking pan and freeze the dough for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Transfer the dough on the paper or mat onto a flat surface. Use a sharp knife to cut the rectangle into equal-sized squares. Cut those squares diagonally, into triangles.
- Carefully transfer the triangles to parchment-lined baking pans, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the scones begin to turn lightly golden on top and on the edges.
- Cool completely.
- Mix the confectioners’ sugar and heavy cream or milk in a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth.
- When the scones are completely cool, dip the tops into the glaze so the tops are completely covered. Allow the excess glaze to drip back into the bowl. Place on a baking rack and add the sprinkles over the top. Allow the glaze to set before serving.
If you’d like, add 1/2 cup of dried fruit like cherries to the scone batter just before patting out the dough.