Small Batch Gingerbread Scones
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
An easy small batch scone recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (4.5 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder, double acting
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 scant teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut up
  • 2 tablespoons very tightly packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons mild molasses
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg, lightly beaten in a separate bowl
  • Icing (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk (or as needed) to make drizzling consistency
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Have ready an ungreased baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Mix very well, then cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You can do this with a pastry cutter or your fingers. Add the sugar and stir well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the molasses, sour cream, milk, vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the egg. Whisk until smooth, then add to the flour mixture and stir just until mixed and you have a soft dough – don’t over work it. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a rectangle about 6x3 inches. Cut that rectangle into two squares, and then cut squares diagonally to make 4 rectangles. Arrange a few inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining egg.
  4. Bake at 400F for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare icing. Mix the butter and powdered sugar together until well blended, then add milk ½ tablespoons at a time, stirring well, until icing is thick enough to drizzle. Add the vanilla. Spoon the icing over the scones.
Notes
Dough can be made a day ahead and baked the next morning.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at http://www.cookiemadness.net/2011/11/small-batch-gingerbread-scones/