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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gingerbread Scones with White Chocolate & Cranberries

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I know. I know. I am sharing another scone recipe, but this one is my absolute personal favourite!
I just love these SO much and everyone I have given them to has absolutely loved them too. It's the kind of recipe that every time I take a bite, I just close my eyes and think, "Darn! This is so good".
This is, by far, better than anything you could buy and for less than 30 minutes, you have 16 little scones that are just the bees knees. I am making 4 batches of these to package in 8 parcels for gifts for friends and neighbours.
Gingerbread Scones with White Chocolate & Cranberries
{Make 16 small scones}

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter
1/3 cup molasses {I used Crosby's molasses}
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen {I like using berries that are frozen because they don't get mashed up when they are mixed in.
3/4 white chocolate chunks or white chocolate chips {I used Bernard Callebaut white chocolate chunks bought in bulk at Superstore.}

For tops of scones:
3/4 cup white chocolate melting wafers, melted
1/2 cup finely chopped craisins


Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400. In large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon. Cut in butter with 2 knives or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in cranberries and white chocolate chunks.

2. In small bowl, whisk together molasses, milk and egg yolk until smooth.

3. Stir molasses mixture into flour mixture until just moistened. If mixture seems too dry, add a little more milk and mix gently.

4. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. {Flour your hands too to avoid dough sticking}. Knead gently 6-8 times.

5. Divide dough in half. Pat each half into an approx. 7 inch circle. Using large, sharp knife, cut each circle into 8 wedges {like a pie}. Transfer wedges {a knife can be used as a spatula} to a large cookie sheet.

6. Bake for approx. 12 minutes or until scones are puffed up and edges are golden and toothpick comes out clean.

7. Let cool completely.  Drizzle with melted white chocolate using a teaspoon and sprinkle with finely chopped craisins to finish.

Now treat yourself and make a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a delicious gingerbread scone! This scone recipe is my *VERY* favourite and I hope you love it and love sharing it too!

Please be sure to visit Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 of "Gifts From The Kitchen" week! Tomorrow involves a gift which requies no baking and only takes 15 minutes to make!

If you would like to see some of my other scone recipes, check out here and here and here.




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15 comments:

Kristin said...

Can't wait to try these. Pinned on my Christmas Feast board!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

These ones sound amazing, but I"m torn as the pumpkin ones do too. You really are the scone queen.

Kelli said...

These scones sound as wonderful as the other ones! I my need to start a cookbook with all of your wonderful recipes.

Natasha SerenityYou said...

These look delicious!!! pinning!!!
going to try and make some of these next week, will let you know how I get on

Danielle said...

Hi Angie, these look delicious!!! Defintely my favorite so far. I'm going to make them for work! My co-workers will love me : )
I'm so excited for all this holiday prep! I heard my first christmas song of the season on the radio this morning. It's time!

Have a great weekend!

Danielle xo

Vintage Marigold said...

Yum! I have made Gingerbread scones before but never with such yummy add ins or toppings! Thanks for sharing!
Tiffany

Myna Kay said...

Looks wonderful!!! Great for the holidays.

Susannah said...

Great holiday take on an already tried and true favourite!

craftyles said...

I love scones and these look yummy! I can't wait to give them a try.

Stephanie Michaels said...

These look so wonderful! We are hosting a cookie recipe swap linky party and I would love if you would share these. It is at swtboutique.blogspot.com if you would like to! Thanks so much.
Steph

Stephanie Michaels said...

Thanks for joining ; )
Steph
swtboutique.blogspot.com

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

This recipe looks delicious. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/mason-jar-center-piece-and-wednesdays.html
Debi @ Adorned From Above

April said...

Gingerbread scones?? Heaven!! I'm so trying this :) thanks for sharing at TT&T!
~April @dimplesanddelights.blogspot.com

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

We love gingerbread and we love scones!! A perfect recipe for our family! Thank you! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Carole said...

Hi there. Food on Friday: Ginger is open for entries. This looks like a good one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Happy New Year!

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