Spiced Walnut Scones Recipe
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Spiced Walnut Scones Recipe

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Yuletide visitors might stop by just for a taste of these moist and tender scones! Chock-full of walnuts and drizzled with orange-peel glaze, they are wonderful with a cup of coffee.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 312 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine milk and lemon juice; let stand for 2 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, orange peel, baking soda, nutmeg, baking powder, cloves and mace; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add walnuts and milk mixture; stir just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Divide dough in half. Roll each portion into a 7-in. circle; cut each into six wedges. Separate wedges and place 1-in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over warm scones. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Spiced Walnut Scones in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p18

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kjweil User ID: 1472981 260904
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2017

"These are wonderful! Very easy to make and turned out perfectly golden brown with a great texture, soft, slightly chewy, and with a nice subtle walnut taste. The only things I did differently was omit the orange peel as I did not have, which is used in both the recipe and frosting. I also did not have the orange juice for the frosting, so used just powdered sugar, milk and almond extract for the frosting. I will definitely make these again!"

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