Tender & moist Gingerbread Scones drizzled cinnamon glaze. The perfect treat for Christmas morning.
It is now time to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. We know it may sound a little cliché, but there is a reason it is called that. There is something about this time that makes things a bit more special.
We know this year is going to be different not being able to spend it with family or friends, but we can all still have a nice holiday.
One of the things that we plan to do is make some holiday treats and put them in a box and drop them off to our family. Also, we might do a Zoom call with our family out of town.
Although there is a lot, we can’t do we are trying to focus on what we can do this year. For us, that means a lot of holiday baking. We are going to try to make this Christmas extra special because we think we could all use a little cheer.
Starting with these Gingerbread Scones. Want to learn how to make them?
Let’s get started.
The ingredients you will need:
- All-Purpose Flour
- Dark Brown Sugar- Dark brown sugar will give these scones a more molasse taste to them.
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Butter (cold)- We used salted butter, but feel free to use unsalted.
- An Egg
- An Egg Yolk
- Whole Milk
- Vanilla Extract-We really like the Nielsen Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
- Coarse Sugar- This is optional, but we love the way it looks on top of the scones
- Nutmeg- For sprinkling on top of the scones.
Ingredients for the Cinnamon Glaze:
- Cream Cheese
- Butter- Again, we used salted butter, but you can use
- Vanilla Extract- Again, used Nielsen Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
- Powdered Sugar
- Whole Milk
Making the Scones
Don’t let the long list of ingredients intimidate you these are simple to make. Ready to start?
Tip: You can also use pastry flour. We have used this before it makes our scones light and tender. We opt. for all-purpose flour for this recipe is because this is all we had on hand in the pantry.
Step 1: In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Whisk together.
Tip: Make sure your butter is diced and is cold or even frozen. This is going to help make the scones flaky.
Step 2: Using a pastry cutter or a fork mix in the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles crumbs.
Step 3: In a small bowl whisk together the egg yolk, molasses, vanilla extract, and milk.
Step 4: Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients.
Step 5: Using a fork mix all the ingredients together.
Step 6: Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface about 10-12 times.
Tip: Don’t knead the dough too much because it can make the scones tough.
Step 7: Press the dough into a circle about 6-7 inches thick. Onto a prepared cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut into 8 even sections.
Step 8: Freeze for 15 minutes.
Tip: Freezing the dough to make sure that the butter does not get too warm and melt.
Step 9: Preheat the oven while the scones are in the freezer.
Step 10: In a small bowl add the egg and tablespoon of milk to make an egg wash. This is going to give the scones a nice golden look.
Step 11: Brush the glaze onto the scones.
Step 12: Sprinkle the coarse sugar and the nutmeg.
Step 13: Bake at 400° (F) for 12-18 minutes.
Step 14: Let it cool.
While the scones are cooling, we can go ahead and make the glaze.
Step 1: In a medium bowl beat the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Step 2: Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, and powdered sugar.
Step 3: Add 1 tablespoon at a time of milk until you get the consistency you want. For us, it was about 3 tablespoons.
Once the scones have cooled drizzle the scones with the glaze.
That is all there is to it. That was not too bad, right?
These scones are great for the holiday season. We will be adding these to our menu for Christmas for sure. They are also perfect with a peppermint mocha. Although this time is different we look forward to an even better holiday season next year. We know it will be a good one. However, you spend the holiday we hope that it is a good one.
Gingerbread Scones with Cinnamon Glaze
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 3 Tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Ginger
- 1/2 Tsp Clove
- 1/2 Tsp Allspice
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/4 Cup Butter, Cold & Cubed
- 1 Egg Yolk, beaten
- 1/3 Cup Molasses
- 1/4 Cup Whole Milk
- 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tbsp Whole Milk
- Coarse Sugar For Sprinkling
- Nutmeg For Sprinkling
- 2 oz Cream Cheese, softened
- 2 Tbsp Butter, room temperature
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1-3 Tbsp Milk
- In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Whisk together.
- Using a pastry cutter or a fork mix the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles crumbs. Set aside.
- In a small bowl whisk together the egg yolk. molasses, vanilla extract, and milk.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients into the center.
- Using a fork mix together.
- Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface about 10-12 times.
- Add the dough to a prepared baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Press into a circle about 6-7 inches thick and cut into 8 triangles. Separating them just slightly
- Freeze for 15 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400° (F)
- In a small bowl beat together the milk and egg.
- Remove the scones from the freezer and brush on the egg wash.
- Sprinkle some sugar and nutmeg.
- Bake for 12- 18 minutes
- Let it cool.
- In a medium bowl beat together the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
- Add the vanilla, cinnamon, and powdered sugar.
- Add 1tbsp of milk at a time until you reach the consistency you want. For us, that was about 3tbsp.
- Drizzle the glaze on top of the scones.
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