Hello everyone! There is only 3 DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS!!! Leave a comment on Instagram telling us what you want for Christmas and don’t forget to enter our giveaway here. We are giving away 4 $10 Starbucks cards and 3 nail kits to you for Christmas. But it is only available to residents in British Columbia…Sorry!
I found this delicious scone recipe over on Pinch of Yum and thought it was to die for! So of course I had to try it and share it with you (I adapted it a little). Now you know I am awful at baking and you would hardly find me in the kitchen, but I LOVE scones and just had to bake them.
You will need:
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup pastry flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup real maple syrup
- ⅓ cup molasses
- ⅓ cup milk
- additional flour as needed
- 1 egg white (optional-to brush on the top of the pre-baked scones)
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1/2-3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 Tablespoon maple syrup
- Put the butter in the freezer while you prep the other ingredients so it will be cold and firm enough to grate in step four.
- Mix flours, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, salt, and baking powder in a med-large bowl.
- Whisk the eggs, maple syrup, molasses, and milk.
- Grate the butter and work into the flour mixture with your hands or with a pastry cutter until crumbs form. It’s okay if there are visible pieces of butter.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the flour/butter mixture until just combined.
- Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and form into a circle about 3 inches thick.
- Preheat the oven to 400°.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Pick out some cute and festive cookie cutters and dip them in flour so they don’t stick to the dough. Then place the scones on the pan- make sure to spread them out as they do rise and expand.
- Brush the top with a thin layer of egg whites for shine (optional)
- Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- For the glaze, melt the butter in a small microwave safe bowl or measuring cup. Add the powdered/icing sugar, vanilla, and maple syrup. Stir until smooth. Pour into a new small Ziplock bag and cut a very small piece off the corner so that the icing can drizzle out. Drizzle over the cooled scones-the glaze should set almost immediately. I also sprinkled some “Salted Caramel Crunch” bits on top (from Michael’s).
I hope you enjoy these yummy gingerbread scones! Take pictures and use #basicbloggerss on Instagram so Vienna and I can see your recreations. These would make the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning 🙂 See you next week!