Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Glazed Ginger Scones

Glazed Ginger Scones

The flavor of gingerbread is, of course, a holiday staple. Traditionally made with molasses, gingerbread cakes are dark but this easy scone recipe lightens up the taste. With plenty of flavorful ginger and a bit of spice, a batch of these freshly baked scones won't be around for long!

Glazed Ginger Scones
One of my most popular seasonal recipes this year was for my pumpkin scones. I've made them several times in the past couple of months and they disappear so quickly I barely get a taste myself. So, I simply adapted the recipe to create this Christmas-y treat. Enjoy!

2 Cups all-purpose flour
3/4 Cup sugar
1 Stick unsalted butter
1/2 Cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice *
3 Tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
1/4 Cup half and half (I used fat free)
1 Egg
1 Teaspoon vanilla

1/2 Cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
1/4 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Glazed Ginger Scones
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Cut in the butter using a food processor or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles course crumbs. In a separate bowl, combine the grated ginger, vanilla, egg, buttermilk and half and half. Add the wet ingredients into the butter/flour mixture and mix until incorporated.

Spoon freeform scones onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Note that the dough will spread in the oven.

When done, remove from the oven and cut out whatever shape you like with a cookie or scone cutter while the scones are still warm. Allow to cool completely.

Mix together the glaze ingredients and spoon over cooled scones. Makes approximately 6 giant or 8 medium scones.


  1. HC, the flavor of these scones is delightful - one I wouldn't normally think of for a scone. Thank you for sharing the recipe and Happy Holidays to you & yours!

  2. These are the kind of scones I like. I imagine these are like a cross between a biscuit and a cookie. That means no butter or spread required-they are perfect as is! I have never had a ginger scone, but after reading this, I know I have been missing out. Simply delicious!

  3. This sounds so good! I love anything made with Ginger and I love that this uses a good amount of fresh ginger in it.

  4. I could go for one of these gingery little guys with a big cup of hot tea!

  5. Mmm, these sound wonderful, Anita! I love scones and these are perfect for this season. Thanks for stopping by my blog, merry Christmas!

  6. Just reading the title of the post had my mouth watering. These sound soooo tasty.


  7. I absolutely adore scones and how better would it be with all the wonderful spices and ginger! Love the addition of buttermilk, too! Looking forward to getting to know you better via TK and your blog, Anita!

  8. These look amazing!! I love ginger and put it in a scone?! Holy love

  9. I am making these today!! I have some ginger I need to use and this is perfect! Thank you for sharing

  10. These puppies look divine! Thanks for the recipe!

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