Gingerbread Scones with Lemon Butter Recipe
Busy morning? Fill your kitchen with the warm aroma of these tender gingerbread scones. Then slather on some lip-smacking lemon butter and relax with a steaming cup of coffee. Yum! —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- 2-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup dried currants
- LEMON BUTTER:
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk cream and molasses; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in currants.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-in. biscuit cutter.
- Place 2 in. apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and peel until combined. Serve with warm scones. Yield: 16 scones.
Originally published as Gingerbread Scones with Lemon Butter in Simple & Delicious December/January 2011, p65
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