Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lemon-Glazed Gingerbread Scones

So I have this wonderful friend Erin. We've known one another since our sophomore year of college, and our friendship has seen its way through 2 marriages, 3 homes, 5 children, countless jobs (mostly hers), a decent amount of coffee (and wine...), and an absolutely insane amount of cell phone minutes. We have had our ups and downs, as all good friendships do, but through it all we have become like sisters. I don't think either one of us could imagine our life without the other one in it.

Erin works full time, so having morning coffee together is a (rare) treat. But one of the wonderful things about her is that, when we do, she always brings me Starbucks! And not just Starbucks coffee, but always some delicious scones or other sweet treats to share. Mmmmmmm.....heavenly :)

When Erin told me she was coming over the other day, I thought it would be nice if I would make something for her for once (A tough decision....because Starbucks really does a great  job...:) But I remembered the Gingerbread Cake & Baking Mix I had picked up from Trader Joe's... and I knew what I had to do.

I found a helpful article on the Livestrong website explaining how to convert muffins to scones. I used that as my starting point, and figured it out as I went.

I started by mixing 1/4 cup softened butter into the dry mix:

Then I added 1 beaten egg and 1/4 cup milk:

I mixed it all together, and it didn't quite have the right consistency for scones. So I added 1/2 cup flour to fix the consistency and take away a bit of the "cakey" sweetness. I formed it into a 3/4 inch thick circle, and used a heart-shaped cookie cutter (for Valentine's Day, of course...)

So cute!

I baked them in a 375 oven for 20 minutes...

whipped up an easy lemon glaze...


On a side note, Erin never ended up coming over that morning... but we enjoyed every last scone.
Mmmmmmmmmm...heavenly :)

  Gingerbread Scones
1 box (14 oz) Trader Joe's Gingerbread Cake & Baking Mix
1/2 cup flour 
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease a standard baking sheet. 
2. Mix baking mix and flour in a medium bowl. 
3. Add butter and mix until crumbly.
4. In a separate small bowl, beat egg and add 1/4 cup milk. 
5. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Mix to create a thick dough, adding additional flour if necessary.
6. Flatten dough to 3/4 inch thick and use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes.
7. Place on greased baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.

Lemon Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk
2 tsp lemon juice

Mix to combine. Drizzle over scones (warm or cooled is fine!)


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  1. Hey there- I nominated you for the Liebster Award :) Get excited and check out my blog post for details :)

    Have a wonderful Friday!! just as a side note- those goodies look super yummy!and what a super sweet friendship story- heartwarming friday :)

  2. Yum!!! I love gingerbread and lemon, but I would never have thought to pair them. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Kaitlin! I have some lemon-ginger green tea that gave me the idea - it's a tasty combo!

  3. Hey Cathy! These look excellent! I found you at the Just Something mouth was watering so I thought I would stop by and grab the recipe. Have a great week!

    1. Thanks Lynda! I made 2 batches and we all did some serious eating and enjoying...time to make more! Hope you enjoy!

  4. These sound fabulous! Love how you've added a lemon glaze.

  5. These sound amazing! I hope to try them out soon. I've never made scones before but these sound too good to pass up. Megan

    1. Thanks Megan! I've never made scones before, either...but I've always enjoyed eating them! Fun to try something new :)

  6. These sound SO GOOD!!!!!! I love making scones, and love the sound of a gingerbread scone, that sounds so good!!! Those heart molds are beautiful!

    1. Thanks Maria! The gingerbread is a little atypical but super tasty. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  7. Yum, yum, yum! I love gingerbread, particularly with lemon. They look so tasty!

    1. Thanks Emily! The gingerbread-lemon combo is a tasty one for sure!!

  8. Oh, these look so yummy, and I bet they are great with lemon. I have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)


  9. The perfection combination of flavors. Lovely post and pictures.

  10. Lemon and gingerbread my favorite!!

  11. These look awesome! Now I have to go back to Trader Joes and pick up this mix! Makes me hungry. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend

  12. These look delish! You will be one of the features tomorrow at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. I love the combo of gingerbread and lemon flavors - YUM!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again next week - and don't forget the voting is today!

  14. I have just gotton into making scones. My boys and I love them! (I have made pumpkin and cranberry orange so far.) These look wonderful, I can't wait to try them. (Although I'll have to look for a gingerbread mix- no Trader Joes in my neck of the woods.) Thank you for posting!

  15. I would have never thought of lemon with gingerbread, but I so want some right now!! YUM!


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