Molasses scones on a cooling rack.

Walnut Molasses Scones with Vanilla Glaze

This walnut molasses scones recipe takes scones to a whole new level with a generous handful of nuts and sweet glaze. Just right for a mid-morning snack but even better eaten warm from the oven on a weekend morning.

Walnut Molasses Scones

The secret — use icy cold butter and work the dough as gently and as little as possible.


Walnut Molasses Scones with Vanilla Glaze

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Adapted from Food & Drink magazine, Winter 2011 issue

  • Author: Crosby Molasses
  • Cook Time: 10-12 mins
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 2 cups flour (use half whole grain flour)
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup cold butter
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • ¾ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped


  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 12 Tbsp. cream
  • ½ t vanilla
  • ¼ cup walnuts, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients and cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives.
  3. Combine milk and molasses, mix well and add to dry mixture along with the walnuts.
  4. Stir gently just until the dough comes together.
  5. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. (This is a very light and sticky dough but resist the urge to add more flour. Keeping with the flour proportions and working the dough as little as possible creates the most beautifully soft scone.)
  6. Divide dough in half and pat each half into a 1” thick disk, fold it over on itself to create a half-moon, then fold it over again. Gently pat into a 1” thick disk, cut into 6 wedges.
  7. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet at least 1” apart.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and coat with glaze while still warm. Sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts. Serve warm.


  • January 24, 2024

    Lois D

    Wonderful recipe. Deliciously different scone. Follow the directions to use a light touch, it’s a light scone dough. Glaze and walnuts on top makes a very nice finished product, worthy of any tea table.

  • February 27, 2022

    Gail Hughes

    Would like the recipe for Blueberry Molasses Scones …please

    • March 3, 2022

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Gail. We decided to put this recipe back online. Here it is! Enjoy!
      -Marie at Crosby’s Kitchen

  • February 7, 2022


    Where is the recipe for Blueberry Molasses Scones that I clicked on at Pinterest? Brigit Oland offered it but it seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. Thank you.

    • February 9, 2022

      Crosby Molasses

      Thank you for your comment. I’m sending you an email with the Blueberry Molasses Scones Recipe. -Marie-Pierre at Crosby’s Kitchen

  • May 12, 2015


    Tried a few recipes and enjoyed them..

  • April 7, 2015

    Lorraine Pye-Varnes

    Love these scones; they are quick to make and the glaze makes them special enough for any occasion.

  • April 4, 2015

    June Punton

    Love molasses, can’t wait to try recipes

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