Christmas Breakfast #1: Gingerbread Scones

Here's the second of my gingerbread recipes. While I do make regular gingerbread (I use Maida Heatter's recipe HERE) I've never experimented with gingerbread waffles, scones and biscotti. The biscotti post was first, so now the scones. Yes, they turned out nicely. No need to slather them with butter and I added some maple syrup to the glaze, just a touch. Debated some vanilla bean paste as flavoring, which I think I'll try on some I didn't glaze yet. I froze those. Scones are easier than biscuits, I think. I mixed these with a spoon and just patted the dough out on the counter...didn't use a rolling pin at all. Perhaps your kids would have fun shaping them. 

Glazed Gingerbread Scones
Adapted from The Village Cook 

2 cups flour
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1½ teaspoons ground ginger powder
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ cup softened butter
1 egg yolk (reserve white)
1/3 cup molasses
¼ cup milk

Ingredients for the glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar 
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons milk or cream, or until a glaze is formed

In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In another bowl, mix the egg yolk, molasses, butter and milk.
Gently combine the two mixtures, being careful not to over mix.
Flatten dough into a 1 inch thick portion and cut into triangles or circles.
Arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet 1 inch apart.
Brush with the reserved egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake in a preheated 400 oven for 8-12 minutes.
Remove while still slightly soft.

Method for the glaze:
Mix the sugar, maple syrup and milk until it's creamy, and dip each cooled scone into it.
Allow to dry on wax paper.


  1. I love those spicy flavours! I like a lemon glaze on gingerbread-y things though.

  2. I was just reading a British war-time cookbook. The author, Constance Spry, spoke of American gingerbread and how good it was. Funny, because the Brits have been making it for centuries!

    I love gingerbread and the way it leaves such a wonderful taste in your mouth after you eat it.

    This is a lovely way to get a hit of gingerbread. I love glazed scones (even the starbucks pumpkin).

  3. These are so festive!! I'd love to wake up to these on Christmas morning!

  4. A heavenly breakfast treat! Very Xmassy.



  5. Your kitchen must have smelled incredible Barbara. I've never attempted scones, but maybe it's about time. My husband would be thrilled.

  6. I can just smell these baking! It is the scent of Christmas! These look lovely.

  7. I love all this festive mood that the blogging community has entered! Your scones are perfect Barbara!

  8. I've never made scones. I think I need to try them, don't you?

  9. Love these scones Barbara!

  10. Oh YUM! I love gingerbread recipes and this one sounds amazing! Thank you Barbara :)

  11. These are perfect for the X'mas morning breakfast!

  12. Gingerbread anything really needs to be baked year round.

  13. I am known to make gingerbread just for the smells it leaves in the house.
    I would love to try this recipe in a muffin form using cake flour.
    What do you think?
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Oh my. I do love gingerbread!

  15. I am wondering if I should shake up Christmas morning, but I do have the entire week off so could shake it up every day.

  16. Mmm, these sound so good. I think I'll be making these for breakfast very soon.

  17. i don't love scones, but that glaze and the spices in these could very well change that tune.

  18. A while ago, I bought a jar of molasses & never used it before in my life. I just searched for molasses recipes & now, you made these tasty treats!
    A must make, of course! :)

    They look just fabulous! xxx



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