Sugar Glazed Gingerbread Scones with Chopped Pecans Recipe

Sugar Glazed Gingerbread Scones with Chopped Pecans Recipe

www.theinspiredhome.com
SERVINGS

16 scones

PREP TIME

15 minutes

ACTIVE TIME

22 minutes

INGREDIENTS

For the Scones:

  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 ½ cups of all-purpose flour + more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • ½ tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ sticks of grated ice cold unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup of whole milk
  • ½ cup of maple syrup
  • ¼ cup of dark molasses

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar + more for dusting
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of whole milk
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped pecans
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  2. In a bowl of a standing mixer with the hook attachment combine together the sugar, baking powder, salt, flour, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and butter. Set aside.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk syrup and molasses until combined and then add it to the other bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix on low speed until a soft dough has been formed.
  4. Transfer the dough to a clean surface that has been lightly dusted with flour. Form a large disc and the divide it in half and form 2 discs.
  5. Make 8 slices into the each of the dough discs and transfer each slice to a cookie sheet tray lined with parchment paper. 
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 to 22 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top.  Let cool to room temperature.
  7. In a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth and drizzle over the cooled scones. 
  8. Garnish with chopped pecans and powdered sugar. Serve!