Everything about these Christmas Scones says it’s the holiday season.  I love serving these on Christmas morning.  You can make them up to 2 weeks ahead.  They freeze beautifully.  I’ve even taken them to California to my Mom’s for Christmas.  All I did was combine all the dry ingredients in one zip top bag and the dried fruit and nuts in another.  Then all I needed when I got there was the butter, eggs and whipping cream.

Christmas Scones - Lady Behind The Curtain

To spread a little holiday cheer take these to the office.

Christmas Scones - Lady Behind The Curtain

Christmas Scones

Preparation 30 minutes 2017-10-18T00:30:00+00:00 Cook Time 25 minutes 2017-10-18T00:25:00+00:00 Serves Makes 8 Scones     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled, cut up
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon large crystallized sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon , nutmeg, allspice and cloves.
  4. Stir in dried fruit and nuts.
  5. Cut in butter until butter is the size of a blueberry.
  6. In a small bowl whisk together 1 of the eggs and cream until blended.
  7. Pour into flour mixture.
  8. With hands press together to form dough into a ball.
  9. Place on the prepared baking sheet; pat into a 8-inch round 1-in. thick disk.
  10. Cut into 8 wedges.
  11. Separate slightly.
  12. Whisk together remaining 1 egg and water.
  13. Lightly brush over top of scones.
  14. Sprinkle with crystallized sugar.
  15. Bake 20-25 minutes.

NOTE: If you want to make the scones into a mini size make 2 disks, cut into 8 wedges and bake 17 minutes. Makes 16

    Recipe Notes

    This recipe is from Lady Behind The Curtin

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