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Gingerbread Scones

Gingerbread Scones

This month’s Fantastical Food Fight theme is Gingerbread. We could make any form of gingerbread including cookies, cake, muffins, pancakes or other gingerbread recipes. I selected Gingerbread Scones as my family loves scones and I thought this would make a great holiday breakfast. 

I found this recipe on Better Homes and Gardens. I liked the idea of being able to make a mix that you could package as gifts for friends and family. I also liked that this recipe was a little lighter on the molasses as that flavor can get a bit strong. The scones were light and had a good gingerbread spice flavor. I found them just a tad dry so I would add a little lemon curd next time. I found the dough to be quite wet so instead of cutting them ahead, I cut after they were finished baking. This will make for a great holiday weekend breakfast or as a gift! 

Gingerbread Scones Recipe

Gingerbread Scones

Gingerbread Scones

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Gingerbread Scones are a perfect seasonal breakfast option or can be packaged to make great gifts for friends and family for the holidays.


  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup shortening


Mix Directions:

  1. In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt, soda, cloves, and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. For each gift, measure about 1-3/4 cups of the mixture into a self-sealing plastic bag or airtight container. Seal bags or containers. Include recipe directions for scones with each gift.

Recipe Directions:

  1. Pour gingerbread mix from gift bag or container into a medium bowl. Make a well in center of dry mixture. Combine 1 beaten egg, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1 tablespoon molasses; add to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened.
  2. Form dough into a 6 inch circle on a prepared baking sheet (parchment or silicone baking mat). Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until bottoms are brown. Serve warm.
  3. Each batch makes 6 scones.


Recipe from BHG

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 370mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g

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  1. These scones sound delicious! So perfect for the season.

  2. What a great recipe- I am all about the scones and Better Homes & Gardens recipes are always good!

  3. You can’t go wrong with scones – perfect with a cup of coffee or tea for breakfast 🙂

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