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Gingerbread Scones

This is a perfect breakfast or brunch treat with flavors of Christmas and Thanksgiving! Topped with cream cheese icing, they are divine.

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Gingerbread Scones ~ Delicious Holiday Inspired Scones with Cream Cheese Icing

these are quick and easy and full of holiday flavors.  This would also be a great baked item to share with your neighbors or friends without spending too much time in the kitchen.  I topped these with a little cream cheese icing

adapted from Taste of Home

Ingredients Needed:

for scones:

  • all purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • baking powder
  • ginger
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • butter, chilled cut into cubes
  • molasses
  • milk
  • egg
  • milk for brushing tops

for icing:

  • cream cheese, softened
  • milk
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar

How To Make:

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ginger, salt and cinnamon.  

Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl, combine the molasses, milk and egg until smooth; stir into the flour mixture just until moistened.

Turn out onto a floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times.

Pat into an 8-in. circle; cut into 2 inch circles (0r cut into wedges)  and place 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet.

Brush milk over scones.  

Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

For icing: In a medium size bowl combine cream cheese, milk, and vanilla.  

Slowly stir in powdered sugar, mixing until smooth.  

Place in a plastic zip top bag, clip a small hole in corner and pipe over slightly cooled scones.

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Yield: 10

Gingerbread Scones

Gingerbread Scones

This is a perfect breakfast or brunch treat with flavors of Christmas and Thanksgiving! Topped with cream cheese icing, they are divine.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

for scones:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter, chilled cut into cubes
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk for brushing tops

for icing:

  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ginger, salt and cinnamon.  
  2. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the molasses, milk and egg until smooth; stir into the flour mixture just until moistened.
  4. Turn out onto a floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times.
  5. Pat into an 8-in. circle; cut into 2 inch circles (0r cut into wedges)  and place 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Brush milk over scones.  
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. For icing: In a medium size bowl combine cream cheese, milk, and vanilla.
  9. Slowly stir in powdered sugar, mixing until smooth.  
  10. Place in a plastic zip top bag, clip a small hole in corner and pipe over slightly cooled scones.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 275mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 4g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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