Peppermint Scones

Yes these are Peppermint, Yes they are scones, Yes they are shaped like candy canes, but No I didn’t crush up hard candy canes and put them into these.  I used Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips in these, which are like peppermint bark. I’ve been seeing lots of peppermint white chocolate quite a bit, it’s like those. I found the Andes baking chips at Walmart. If you are unable to find the baking chips I would rough chop another type of white peppermint chocolate.

1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tsp peppermimt extract
2 eggs
1 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk,  and extract along with one egg and one egg yolk (reserve other white) Mix until blended. Knead on a floured surface, cut with floured cookie cutter. Brush tops with reserved egg white. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 -25 minutes until lightly golden brown.

Peppermint Icing
Mix 1 cup powdered sugar with ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract. Then drizzle on top of scones when they are cool.

Yes you can add chocolate chips!
Were you thinking chocolate with these would be good,
so was I.
I made another batch with mini chocolate chips and tinted the dough pink then drizzled them with melted chocolate. (I added 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips)
I cut some into candy cane shapes and other into stars. Then chopped up some more peppermint chips to sprinkle on top.
They sure do look like Christmas Scones!


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  1. 1

    Oh, I just love these! I especially like that you used the candy cane cutters to shape them. Perfect for a Christmas morning treat. Happy Holidays!

  2. 3
    Blog is the New Black says:

    Adorable! :)

  3. 5

    these are so festive and cute!

  4. 7

    What a fun and festive scone to have on Christmas morning…or anytime over the holidays!

  5. 9

    I knew it! You are the scone QUEEN! How sweet that they are shaped like candy canes. I especially love the pink ones drizzled with chocolate!

    • 10

      I laughed when I saw you guessed scones :)
      The pink ones were pretty and oh yes the addition of chocolate was great too!

  6. 11

    What a super cute idea for a holiday breakfast!!

  7. 13

    I love that these are peppermint *and* that they are scones! Such a fun idea, and so beautifully festive. I’m not sure if we have those peppermint chips in Canada, but I love the sound of them. Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Holidays, Diane! xo


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