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Christmas Morning Scones

I love baking for people.  I find it much more satisfying to give gifts I’ve created myself rather than give people stuff that they don’t need…so to help spread holiday cheer to all my faithful readers, I’m giving you a delicious recipe for Christmas scones.  This recipe is great because you can add whatever you’d like to it.  Cranberry and orange zest, raisins, cinnamon and apples…whatever you’d like.

Diane’s Scones

2 cups flour

¼ cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup butter, chilled

½ cup cream

1 egg

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

½ cup cranberries, raisins, or whatever you decide to add

Put first four ingredients in food processor with motor running, add butter.  Process until crumbly.  Mix egg, cream, and vanilla with motor running and add to flour mixture.  Process until a ball forms.  On a lightly floured board, knead in cranberries/other filling and pat into a 1” thick circle.  You can cut into wedges or use a juice cup to cut out circles.  Circles are great because then your scones bake evenly.  Cool on wire rack.

To create a glaze for your scones, combine 8 heaping tablespoons of powdered sugar with a flavored liquid that will complement your scones.  I created an orange glaze by doing the following:


Freshly grated orange zest (from 1 orange)

8 heaping tablespoons of powdered sugar

Juice from 1 and ½ oranges

1 teaspooon vanilla

Combine everything and stir until desired consistancy is achieved.  If the glaze is too thick, add more juice.  Too runny, add more sugar.  A little goes a long way in both directions, so be patient 🙂

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Honey Scones

I have been on a honey kick lately.  I add it to everything.  Yesterday I woke up to very cloudy rainy skies and felt that the only thing that would cheer me up was a huge cup of coffee and a maple scone from Starbucks; however, since I’m trying to watch my girlish figure and since I don’t have a Starbucks near me and since I wasn’t willing to spend $4.00 on a scone, I decided to make my own…with honey instead of maple…and let me tell you, thank goodness I didn’t have an emotional breakdown because I would have eaten the entire batch.


2 cups all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

3 tablespoons honey, plus a little more 🙂

1 cup cream
Preheat oven to 400F.  Combine dry ingredients and cut in butter until crumbly.  If you have a pastry cutter, have fun with that.  If you don’t, you could use two knifes to get the same effect.
Whisk honey and cream, add to the dry ingredients and mix with spoon – this will be thick, almost like dough.  Lightly flour a work surface, roll out the dough into a circle, cut into 8 triangle-shaped pieces and transfer each to a baking sheet lined with parchment.

Bake for approx 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Cool for 5 minutes in pan then turn out onto wire rack and cool for another 5 minutes.

Serve with leftover honey, orange marmalade, or whatever your little rumbly tumbly desires.  For more flavor, add currants, raisins, or cinnamon to the scone mix before you bake it.

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