Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gingerbread Scones

This is one of our family's favorite snacks. They are very easy to make and so yummy!

In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, 3 Tbsp. brown sugar, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon.
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Cut in 1/4 cup, cold butter until crumbly.
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In a small bowl or measuring cup combine 1/3 cup molasses, 1/4 cup milk and 1 egg yolk, beaten (reserve the white for later).
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Add to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.
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Turn out onto a floured surface, and gently knead 6-8 times.
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Roll into a round circle, about 1 1/2 inches thick. Using a biscuit cutter, cut circles.
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Place on a cookie sheet. Beat the egg white until frothy and brush over the top of the scones and then sprinkle with sugar.
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Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
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Enjoy!