mini blackberry cream scones

Around this time every year, I get a little antsy.

Antsy for berries, flip-flops, sunscreen and sundresses. Antsy for life without bulky sweaters and gross flaky skin. Because of this, I end up paying ridiculously high prices for hard, tart blackberries from Chile. They’re really not even that tasty so I’m not sure why I keep buying them, but I do. Someone stop me!

You can use frozen blackberries for this recipe.

These scones are delightful, sweet little things. There’s a TON of berries in them, so don’t get frustrated if the dough doesn’t come together all perfectly like sugar cookie dough. It’s going to be a messy and a little imperfect—but that’s the beauty of it!

This is exactly the kind of baking that I love to do and it’s why I’ve dedicated my entire life to the art of it. To me, there’s absolutely nothing more relaxing than baking up a batch of flaky, buttery scones with a cup of tea by my side. Baking scones gives me about the same feeling as catching up with an old friend…but without listening to any drama. And you know there’s always drama!!

This is a small recipe producing small scones. It’s perfect for those late afternoon or evening baking urges, and you’ll be chowing down in less than thirty minutes. Each scone is only about three or four inches long….tea party style!

So treat yourself today because, guess what? You totally deserve it.

Mini Blackberry Cream Scones

makes eight petite scones

Print this recipe!


1 cup flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)

3 tbsp cold butter, cut into small chunks

1/4 cup + 1 tbsp cream

for glaze:

1/4 cup powdered sugar

2 tsp cream


Preheat oven to 425.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in the butter with your fingers and work mixture together until it resembles coarse sand. Add the blackberries.

Add the cream and mix with your hands until a dough forms. Make an small circle with the dough and slice into 8 small wedges (each wedge should be only about two-three inches). Place wedges on a lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown.

To make the glaze, mix together the powdered sugar and cream. Scoop into a plastic bag, snip off the tip and drizzle over the cooled scones.

Serve with hot tea, a good book and a cozy blanket.


30 minutes

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  • Kathryn
    January 25, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Oh these are so cute, absolutely perfect for a rainy afternoon!

  • Heather Michelle @ A Sweet Simple Life
    January 25, 2012 at 4:36 am

    YUM!!! Love everything about these!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 25, 2012 at 4:44 am

    mini means we can eat more!

    these are so beautiful!

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    January 25, 2012 at 4:48 am

    A part of me wants to find my childhood stuffed animals and throw a tea party. A tea party with stuffed animals means I get to eat all their scones!

  • Emily @ The Swallow Flies
    January 25, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Those look unbelievably amazing! I guess I know what I’m doing this weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • elisabeth
    January 25, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Holy moly, these look so delicious. I love blackberry anything.

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    January 25, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Tea party style? That is basically the cutest ever. These look great.

    Are you done recreating your grandmother’s recipes or just taking a break?

  • Jen
    January 25, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Great photos! Have you ever thought of working in a or opening your own bakery? A place for the scones to go and customers can taste the goods straight from you!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    January 25, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Mmm these make me want to stay home all day and enjoy the smell of freshly baked scones wafting through my kitchen! I’m antsy for some summery weather too!

  • jenna
    January 25, 2012 at 5:21 am

    ooo these would go perfectly with my coffee right now!

  • Kirsten@My German the Rockies
    January 25, 2012 at 5:23 am

    My British friend will be visiting today. I know she loves scones. Those would be perfect. They look incredible.

  • Steffany
    January 25, 2012 at 5:36 am

    I have a TON of frozen wild blackberries my BF & I picked this summer. He was saving them to make some wine, but I wonder if he would notice if I snuck some away for these babies … hm .. he IS always wanting scones …

  • Mel @ Post Grad Mel
    January 25, 2012 at 5:40 am

    I just made your chocolate chip scones (sans apricots cause we were snowed in…desperate times!) and LOVED THEM. I’ve been wanting to experiment with some more fruity flavored ones…I’ll probably add chocolate chips too for the hell of it!

  • Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte
    January 25, 2012 at 5:48 am

    These look wonderful! Strawberries are already in season here in Florida, I’ll bet they would be lovely in place of the blackberries. Wishing I had one right now as I sip on my coffee!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    January 25, 2012 at 5:53 am

    These look perfect!

  • Amanda
    January 25, 2012 at 5:54 am

    These look phenomenal! I’m planning on baking scones a little later today.

    I’m also ready for it to be summer again, although we did have temps in the high 50s in Boston yesterday. It felt SO warm, and it was nice to soak in some sun.

  • Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables
    January 25, 2012 at 6:07 am

    These look beautiful! And I totally hear you on being antsy for warmer weather and all the good things it brings.

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
    January 25, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Itty bitty and adorable! There is really nothing like a scone and a cup of tea and some really good (or so bad it’s good) TV.

    Also, I’m with ya–bring me the berries and sunshine! I’m ready!

  • Rachel
    January 25, 2012 at 6:14 am

    You know what? Thank you for this. Thank you for a delicious recipe in a much more manageable size. I can’t *wait* to make these this weekend!

  • Jourdan
    January 25, 2012 at 6:27 am

    these look like dessert! blackberries are my favorite!

  • Faith @ For the Health of It
    January 25, 2012 at 6:38 am

    I’m so craving scones now! I will not run to starbucks, I will not run to Starbucks…

  • Urban Wife
    January 25, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I love everything about these scones!

  • DessertForTwo
    January 25, 2012 at 6:44 am

    oooh that cream glaze looks delicious!

  • Joyce
    January 25, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Oh, I’m making these now in my pajamas! Is it 425F? Thanks Jenna!

    • jenna
      January 25, 2012 at 7:35 am

      yes! Let me know how they turn out ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Joyce
        January 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

        Delicious.. just one problem.. I’ve eaten more than my fair share! So good, so easy!

  • Cait's Plate
    January 25, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I was literally just saying the other day how stinking easy and delicious scones are. I’ve been making them like crazy lately and I definitely want to add this in the mix!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    January 25, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I can’t resist those Chilean blackberries either. They were 3 for $3 in the store last week. Score!

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    January 25, 2012 at 7:04 am

    I am also getting antsy for all the same reasons. Spring can’t get here soon enough. I am definitely going to whip these up for Knit Night this weekend. Scones and knitting group are pretty much a match made in heaven.

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb
    January 25, 2012 at 7:14 am

    what a perfect little afternoon snack! and i’m with you… this time of year just kills me. i honestly could skip february all together and be totally fine!

  • Living The Sweet Life
    January 25, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Delicious!! The blackberries (probably my favourite of all berries) are just bursting out of these scones… oozing out complete yumminess!!

  • Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy
    January 25, 2012 at 7:24 am

    These look so pretty, and not to mention delicious! I want one to go along side a cup of tea right now!

  • Deborah
    January 25, 2012 at 7:29 am

    I start getting antsy for Spring the day after Christmas!! These scones look like the perfect breakfast treat.

  • Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray
    January 25, 2012 at 7:33 am

    These look so perfect and delicious!

  • Elizabeth @ Chronic Venture
    January 25, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I would like one with a cup of tea please!! Thanks for sharing this, Jenna. They look perfect!

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch}
    January 25, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Me, coffee an THESE scones… need to happen ASAP!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    January 25, 2012 at 8:16 am

    These are adorable and delish looking and I like how you made them mini, tea-party style. And that they can be ready in a half hour or so…and that you used blackberries, one of my fave fruits.


  • Katie
    January 25, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I am obsessed with scones – every kind. I make your easy oatmeal scones weekly- now I have a new one to try. Thaaaank you!

  • Annalise
    January 25, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I’m totally with you. Out of everything that I bake, scones are my most favorite (which I used to think was odd, but now that I’ve got company, not so much). I love that they’re easy, fast, and incredibly good. These blackberry ones look amazing!

  • Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    January 25, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I want to make these with marionberries. Do you think it would work with reconstituted marionberries?

  • Moni'sMeals
    January 25, 2012 at 8:43 am

    best thing I have seen all week! YUM! Mini is the way to go. Awesome Jenna.

  • Kristin @ FoodFash
    January 25, 2012 at 8:52 am

    February/March is so tough when you live somewhere else but you grew up in the South. You come to expect sunshine and random late winter boat days and it’s a little depressing when that’s no longer an option!

  • Emily
    January 25, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Oooh, these look super yum! Just to clarify, does 1/4 + 1 tbsp cream mean 1/4 cup + 1tbsp cream?

    • jenna
      January 25, 2012 at 9:53 am

      yep it does! Sorry for the confusion.

      • Holli
        January 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

        Ahhhh….that’s what happened to my first batch they were a fail ๐Ÿ™ I made a 2nd and kept adding more cream and they turned out perfect! Thanks for the clarification.

        • jenna
          January 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

          oh no!!! I’m so sorry. I’ll try to be clearer in the recipe. Glad the second batch came out though ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gina (Yogattude)
    January 25, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Yum! I love mini-scones! I will be making these this weekend:)

  • Brittnee
    January 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I have to agree about the baking feeling. I have had a few people ask me why I like to bake so much and I tell them it makes me relaxed and calmed. Plus afterwards you get something sweet after being relaxed?! BONUS!

  • Nette @ This Dusty House
    January 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Oh my goodness. I’m drooling.

    I think I even have all those ingredients! Making tonight!

  • Margarita
    January 25, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Oh yummm!!! Scones are so simple and not a hassle to make, it makes me sad that a lot of people rave about the Starbucks scones that really taste like powdered sugar to me.

  • Lisa @ Life in Green
    January 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Yum! I too get the itch for berries and flip-flops. Thankfully this winter has been mild, but being closer to mild temps makes me want warm weather all that much more.

  • Lindsey
    January 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Definitely making these this weekend!

  • Nicole @ Giraffelegs
    January 25, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Favorite fruit.

  • Mary @ Bake Break
    January 25, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I have the same berry problem! This morning I winced my way through some awful (Chilean) blueberries. WHY!? These look delicious – I think I’ll try them with some frozen berries I have!

  • Krissy @ Krissy's Creaions
    January 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I love a good scone filled to the brim with berries. I love when they are imperfect looking, but taste incredible. These look just right! Yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Grace @ What Grace Cooked
    January 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

    These are so cute! They look very tasty, and like an excellent way to combat cabin fever.

  • Leslie Means @ Her View From Home
    January 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I love the pics!!! And I’m with ya – totally want it to be spring!

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    January 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

    They look totally scrumptious, but you must stop buying those berries! If they’re not at the farmer market, you shouldn’t buy them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • jenna
      January 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

      I know I know! (hangs head in shame)

  • Ashley Lavin
    January 25, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Those scones look AMAZING! Yum…I can’t wait to try!

  • Erika - The Teenage Taste
    January 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    These are probably the cutest scones I’ve ever seen. Oh, Jenna, how I wish I had your mad photography skillz… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michelle
    January 25, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I generally don’t like scones, but these look delicious with the blackberries oozing out of them!

  • and Tigger too
    January 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I just made these and I will never look back!

    Didn’t have blackberries, and certainly not ones from Chili, so I added just vanilla. And I ended up using 3 TBSP of milk (had no cream) and the dough went SUPER wet. So then I sprinkled some flour on top and continued on my way….. they were DIVINE! boyfriend and I devoured them with some jelly on top. But taste, texture and everything was amazing! Can’t wait to replicate with other mix-ins!

    Btw, “coarse sand” is a perfect description of the mix after adding the butter.

  • Alicia
    January 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    These look great! I’ve been on a blackberry binge as well!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well
    January 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    These looks so yummy. I love scones, period. Especially for breakfast with a hot steamin’ cup of coffee.

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    January 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I’m the same way with blueberries and strawberries. They look so good in the store but the taste is bland.

    I’ve been on a scone kick lately so this post is perfect!

  • Erica
    January 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I’m not sure I’m ready to be done with savory scones… your white cheddar and rosemary ones are so delicious! But I might have to make an exception and make some sweet ones for once!

  • Deanna B.
    January 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    What cute scones! I’ve been having issues with my scones lately. I’m praying these will change that.

  • TeenyLittleSuperChef
    January 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Well given the fact that it’s rainy and icky here too (yay for Oregon) I think I owe it to myself to make these scones. If nothing other than to brighten my sour mood. Totally a good excuse in my book. And lucky for me, I just bought a huge carton of blackberries yesterday at Costco so I have all the ingredients for these little beauties alreadys waiting for me. Now my question to you is, do I have to share these with others or is it completely fine to keep them all for myself?

  • Teri
    January 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Oh, those look good – and DH and I are already scone freaks! New recipe to try!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    January 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    making these! YUM ๐Ÿ˜€

  • jenna k
    January 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    i need to make scones asap! these look so good!!

    also, i just read through all the comments even though it’s past my bedtime because i wanted to make sure someone noticed the “treat yourself.” since the scenes from parks and rec, i can help but laugh every time i hear it. youtube “parks and rec treat yo self.” sooo funny ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristin @ Operation Nutrition
    January 26, 2012 at 3:16 am

    These look AMAZING! I will definitely be making these this weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Charise
    January 26, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Holy sh*t those look ridiculously tasty! Also, I am with you on the being so. over. gross dry flaky winter skin. It’s a neverending battle, isn’t it?

  • Zulkey
    January 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I made these and was frustrated because mine were all purpley and messy and figured that they’d turn out wack when they came out of the oven, but I just had one before I even put icing on it and I’m very happy.

    • jenna
      January 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Yeah, they are kinda messy…but they work! Next time maybe use less blackberries. They are pretty with icing though! Sometimes the ugliest things taste the very best… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Javelin Warrior
    January 27, 2012 at 9:56 am

    These scones look awesome! I feel compelled to feature you in my Friday Food Fetish roundup and on Pinterest. Let me know if you have any objections and keep the amazing food comingโ€ฆ

  • Alex
    January 27, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Came home today CRAVING these! Only had frozen strawberries and substituted cream for almond milk and they turned out completely DIVINE! They were quick to make and made it into my belly in no time! Wonderful recipe!

  • Molly
    January 28, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I’ve got these baking in the oven right now. If you use frozen berries, do you thaw them first, or does it matter? I was too impatient to wait :). Also, I’ve never made scones before and found myself adding extra cream to get the dough to form – how moist is the dough…I’m assuming just til you can form the round patty?

  • Katie
    January 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I just made these tasty little things-they are so delicious and easy to make. I used fresh berries, doubled the recipe (because you need more than 8 :D) and added a little extra cream. Thanks for sharing!

  • Melissa
    January 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Is it possible to substitute greek yogurt for the cream? They look beyond and I definitely want to make them for brunch next weekend!

    • jenna
      January 29, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      Hmm I would stick to cream. Greek yogurt has more the texture of sour cream and therefore the scones might not turn out.

  • Diane
    January 30, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Well somehow I think I shouldn’t have added the blackberries before the cream as the recipe states. I ended up with a purple blob. I have to try again – yours look so beautiful.

  • amy
    January 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    these look SO good. must make them ASAP.

  • Emily
    February 4, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Made these this morning for breakfast – so tasty! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Malia
    February 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    mouth watering….actual physical response. LOVE.

  • Julia L.
    February 12, 2012 at 11:58 am

    These are super messy but super delicious! I split part of a vanilla bean into the glaze and it was heavenly. Thanks for another great recipe!

  • Kitty
    February 14, 2012 at 7:57 am

    I made this recipe this morning for Valentines Day and used frozen Cherries and a touch of Almond extract, they are delicious!

  • Michelle
    April 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    These look wonderful! I followed you over from Pinterest and I would like to invite you to share this, and any other posts, on my link party at Have a great weekend.


  • Whitney
    August 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    These are the first scones I have ever made! I’m having a hard time telling if they are done…They seem a little doughy…they are golden on the edges though, did I made the dough too wet? Or do they just need a little longer in the oven?
    PS they edges are crumbly and taste amazing!!

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  • Vanessa
    February 19, 2014 at 3:42 am

    This looks amaazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Andrea
    March 8, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I just made this recipe and it was amazing! I used coconut oil instead of the butter and almond milk instead of the cream and left off the glaze because I am lazy and they are amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Brooke
    July 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I’m quadrupling a batch tonight for my hubby’s weekly meeting at work tomorrow! We are big scone fans here and blackberries are ready for picking! I can’t wait for this special treat! THANKS!

  • Adrienne
    September 5, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I followed directions exactly and mine came out like a pancake batter, not a dough. Baked them anyway by dropping tablespoons of batter onto cookie sheet. They spread out and looked like a pancake. Flavor was yummy though! I will try again and next time I will add the cream a little at a time until I get a dough. It definitely does not require as much cream as it calls for.

  • Em
    October 31, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    They are aaaaaamazing! I try to stop eating them, I would like my husband to get some. ๐Ÿ™‚ Indeed they are perfect on they own or with a cup of tea.

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    January 14, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Can you freeze the dough for later use?

  • Droginator
    January 16, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Using fresh versus frozen fruit makes a big difference, so if you’re going to use fresh be very careful when adding in the berries or you’ll end up annihilating them. That being said, I’d recommend adding them AFTER mixing in the cream, otherwise they’ll probably get pulverized anyway and you’ll have a very mushy dough that you’ll have to make globs with instead of neatly cut wedges. Photos of the actual process on the blog page would be helpful.