Monday, September 18, 2023

Chai Spice Scones

I am so grateful that we have had cooler temperatures!  What a relief to be able to sit outside.  I made some chai spice scones for a friend who had surgery, and who loves tea treats and tea.  I thought she might like some Vanilla Chai Tea to have with the scones.

I had a busy week and attended 3 volleyball games, a football game, and a soccer game this past week, and a relaxing cup of tea is just what I need!

My Calico teacup is so pretty to use in the Fall.  

When you make scones, keep them close together while baking.  

The scones bake beautifully when then have just enough room to rise.

I made a DIY chai spice blend by reading various ideas and then making my own.  

Yield: 12
Author: Kitty
Chai Spice Scones

Chai Spice Scones

September 21 is National Chai Tea Day, and these are perfect for that. I think mini chocolate chips would be a nice addition as an ingredient.


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons chai spice mixture (See NOTE)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Topping
  • 1 tablespoon milk or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sparkling white sugar


  1. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and chai spice blend in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the cubed butter and mix on low speed until the mixture is crumbly and the butter pieces are roughly the size of peas (some may be slightly bigger or smaller, that's fine).
  2. In a medium measuring cup, whisk together the egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Add to the mixer bowl and beat on low speed just until the dry ingredients are moistened and the dough comes together - just don't over mix.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Divide it in half and shape each half into a circle that's roughly 6 inches in diameter and 3/4-inch thick. You can either slice each circle into 6 wedges, or use a 2 1/4-inch round cutter to cut 6 rounds from each (you'll have to re roll the scraps if you go this route). Transfer your scones to a parchment-lined baking sheet. If you've cut rounds, put them close together (about 1/2-inch between them). If you've cut wedges, leave them in the circular shape and just slightly pull them from the center to separate the edges about 1/2-inch.
  4. Brush the tops of the scones with milk or cream using a pastry brush, then sprinkle with the sparkling sugar. Freeze, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 F.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown and feel firm to the touch. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let the scones cool for a few minutes before removing them to the rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Chai Spice Blend: Mix together

4 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons cardamom

2 teaspoons nutmeg

2 teaspoons allspice

2 teaspoons cloves

1 teaspoon ginger

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Oh those sound heavenly! I haven't made scones in a long time but that blend of spices sounds just perfect for the fall.

  2. Kitty, Your Chai Spice Scones look delicious and I’m a big fan of Vanilla Chai Tea! I know your friend appreciated your thoughtfulness and sweet gesture of teatime treats. So glad you’ve had some cooler temperatures. You have had a busy week attending all those games! 😊 We’ve had a teaser of fall weather too with mornings in the 50s and lower humidity. I’m ready for all things fall! Happy Monday ♥

  3. Ooh, Kitty, your Chai combination sounds great, and made for nice scones! I love scones. Wow, yes, you were busy, but how glorious to be able to relax outside! I'm happy you finally have a slight cooldown.

  4. Hi Kitty, What a pretty teacup!! I love brown transferware this time of year. Your flower arrangement is so pretty, and I have a vase exactly like that! :D Your scones look so pretty (and tasty) and I appreciate your tip about placing them close together. I didn't know that -- very helpful. You HAVE had a busy week, and I'm so glad your family keeps you busy and involved in their lives. They obviously love having you around. :D My mom stays busy, too, and I know it helps her to not be as lonely with my dad gone.

    So happy to hear about your cooler weather -- Texas has had a heck of a summer, haven't they? I hope you have a lovely fall week, my friend!!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  5. Wonderful teacup! How inviting your Tea time is...Yummy... I would love to be your guest! Greetings from far far away!

  6. Your grandkids are keeping you busy!

  7. Your scones are perfect with the pumpkin spice teas! I am also a fan of the brown calico teacup!

  8. Cooler temps just beg for scone making. Just this evening my daughter asked for my currant cream scone recipe. And nothing goes better with a scone than a nice hot cuppa!

    Glad you are enjoying all the sports activities. You have to be their biggest fan. ♥

  9. Your scones look great Kitty! It's been forever since I made some... Might add to the list now that it's cool enough to turn on the oven again:@)

  10. Your scones look delicious! Such a sweet gift for your friend!
    Love the teacup too...

  11. Hi Kitty, wow that is a lot of games you went to! Yes you need to relax with a lovely cup of tea and a scone. I haven’t made scones in a long time, and yours sound delicious! Darling tea cup too~ so glad things are cooling off, your Summer heat was brutal…

  12. Kitty, I'm glad the weather is cooler for you. The tea and scones sound great and I love the set up outside. Thanks for the recipe and enjoy your week.

  13. You are always on the go, Kitty!! The scones sound delicious and like a nice way to relax and take a break!! Ps- love the cup!!

  14. Oh, my, these sound amazing! I love the flavor of chai! You had a busy week filled with so many fun activities. I can only imagine how comforting it is to your grands to have you attend their games and cheer them on. May God bless you, dear Kitty.

  15. Kitty, these sound wonderful. I'm sure your friend loved them. It's wonderful that you're still blogging every week. I get behind on visiting my favorite blogs now that I'm just posting once a month. Happy Autumn!

  16. How wonderful Kitty these scones look. I love Vanilla Chai Tea.Hof fun you get to spend time with your grands. Happy weekend.

  17. Your scones look amazing Kitty. I have never made this type and must try some. I always enjoy my visit here and thank you again for the sweet surprise gifts!

  18. We sure have enjoyed featuring your awesome post at Full Plate Thursday, 600. Thanks so much for sharing with us, hope you come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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