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Gingerbread Scones Recipe

Gingerbread Scones Recipe

These moist scones' gingerbread flavor make them just right for serving around Christmastime. They are a scrumptious treat with tea or coffee. —David Bostedt, Zephyrhills, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, separated
  • Coarse sugar


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, whisk molasses, milk and egg yolk until blended; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
  • 2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times. Pat into an 8-in. circle. Cut into 12 wedges. Place wedges 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat egg white until frothy; brush over scones. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 scone: 157 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Gingerbread Scones

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weezeh User ID: 6116189 243969
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"The first time I made these I thought they were dry and the ginger flavor wasn't quite right. I thought there was something here, and I really wanted to like them, so I made them again. The second time I added a little more molasses, a little more butter, and some finely minced candied ginger. This time they were quite moist and the ginger flavor absolutely popped. I served them with lemon curd and they were fabulous."

crazy4sushi User ID: 5824124 239583
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"These are too dry and not very gingerbread tasting."

ncsue User ID: 7885825 216346
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Very dry, needed a glaze to be edible, and had to cut into mini bites to be able to serve. Needed more gingerbread flavor. Probably won't make again."

jillknit User ID: 902626 213870
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"Making these and serving it with the Cranberry Honey Butter recipe. YUMMY!"

caparmenter User ID: 1068666 42017
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"I found them to be very dry. I make scones a lot and know that the dough is typically dry until you knead it, but these were dry and crumbly after baking. Would recommend adding a little more milk if you're going to make this recipe, but I agree that the spices are off. There are several other scone recipes on this website that are better than this one."

roadrunner11 User ID: 7235495 12567
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"Great recipe but 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes was way too long. The bottoms burnt for me... so I will be lowering the temp and time...i always fined gingerbread of any kind doesn't take long."

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 36913
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"I love making scones for events that I cater. This recipe was really good and uses items I have on hand. I often use a scone pan that I have that makes small triangular scones for catering. But for family and friends I make them like suggested in the recipe. Then I make a flavored butter or clotted cream to serve with them. Delicious!"

mknurse User ID: 6838553 16182
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"this can be dry if even slightly over baked and did not have a very stong gingerbread flavor"

SMunro User ID: 6542518 16181
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"I made these tasty scones this afternoon for a ladies gathering and received rave reviews. Everyone LOVED these! Even my 2 1/2nd old. So easy to make and very good. Perfect with afternoon tea. I made an optional glaze for the top and they were tasty with or without. Will definitely make these again!"

shannonboys User ID: 6419229 9706
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"We have made this every Christmas morning for as long as I can remember. They aren't super ginger-y, but my husband looks forward to them every I don't change the recipe!"

TheDix User ID: 607421 27218
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"Light and tasty, not hard to prepare. This recipe is a definite keeper."

Aaron'sGirl User ID: 3364990 15708
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"I love these scones! My Mum makes these alot. Served warm, they melt in your mouth and really warm you up like a cup of hot chocolate would. Totally delicious!"

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