Gingerbread Scones

I just LOVE gingerbread boys, they are so adorable.

I keep seeing people post a 4 foot tall gingerbread metal decoration that looks like the gingerbread cookie cutter, oh my goodness it’s all I can to NOT stop by the store and pick one up. I’ve thought about it many times, but I have no where to store him!

Yes my Holiday purchases are often based on storage.

When I was growing up we had a basement. I LOVED it, and since we moved to California…..I have really missed having a basement. I could go into the many, many reasons…but that would bore you. I’ll just say you never really had to worry about storing anything.

So I’ve been keeping myself busy with my gingerbread cookies cutters and stuffing my face with these little guys to keep my self so occupied, I don’t start dreaming of basements or that giant gingerbread boy.

These gingerbread scones are lightly flavored with molasses and spices but not the real heavy gingerbread taste that kids seem to turn up their noses at, no these are well liked by the little ones. If they are on the “nice” list they will be oh so happy your shared these with them.

 

This is my favorite gingerbread boy cutter. I have a few of them, just in case I misplace one and NEED to make up a batch of these cuties really fast.

I’ve made the full batch and when I’ve been in a hurry I’ve even made a half batch which makes 12.

If there is too much flour on the scones before baking, just brush it off gently. I love silicone brushes for this as they don’t tend to leave marks on the scones or cookies for that matter.

Gingerbread Scones
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold butter (diced)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add cream, molasses, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla along with eggs, stir until combined.
  4. Knead mixture on floured surface until smooth. Adding flour as needed.
  5. Cut with cookie cutter.
  6. Place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes depending on the size and thickness. Bake until golden on edges and bottom.
Notes
Gingerbread Glaze Icing 1 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon corn syrup ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 tablespoon molasses 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 tablespoons water Mix all ingredients together and adjust consisteny needed by adding more water or powdered sugar. Color icing black for eyes and mouth and red for the heart. Cream or white for the rick rack trim. I already had royal icing made in the colors I needed but I used the glaze to ice the brown gingerbread flavor on the scones. I just added a couple drops of a tan color to the glaze.

 

 I used the 4 inch cutter for the large gingerbread men.

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  1. 1

    Gingerbread Scones! You’ve made a lot of scones but these are the cutest!

    • 2

      I think you’re right Paula, these really are the cutest scones I’ve ever made. Have been thinking about them since the summer!

    • 3
      KIM BENNETT says:

      Where can I find vanilla bean paste ?, I have never used that before .

      • 4

        I either find it in my local cake supply stores, order it online, or if I’m lucky Ross, TJ Maxx or Marshall’s will have it :) If you are unable to find it, substitute equal parts vanilla extract for vanilla bean paste.I adjust ed the recipe to reflect that option as well.

  2. 5
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    Positively adorable! Scone love :)

  3. 6

    so cute Diane! Love!

  4. 7

    These are adorable! I have never made scones but have it in my head that it would be hard. You. Are. The. Scone. Master! These look so professional! Well done; pinning!

    • 8

      Oh thank you so much, scones are not very hard, just a few key tips to remember. Cold butter is the key and heavy cream makes all the difference.

  5. 9

    Diane, these scones are easily the cutest I’ve ever seen! I LOVE their adorable little expressions–and they’re frosted so beautifully! They’re *almost* too cute to eat, but I did say almost ;)

    • 10

      Thanks so much Hayley! They really have been so much fun to make, I’m sure I’ll be making a couple batches a week until Christmas :)

  6. 11

    I love your gingerbread scones! They are adorable!

  7. 12
    Linda Stout says:

    These are SO CUTE! I was wondering if in the notes of the recipe for the glaze icing if it is 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice?

  8. 14

    What a sweet little gingerbread man and a unique scone!

  9. 15

    They don’t really do basements where we live and I find myself constantly wishing we had one. My kitchen is completely over-flowing too! These are so cute–I can’t believe you made scones into gingerbread men! :)

  10. 16

    So cute Diane!

  11. 17

    I just fell in love…with a gingerbread man scone! I adore this idea for scones…it’s wonderful!

  12. 18

    These are adorable!! What a fun scone for this time of year.

  13. 19

    These are adorable and would be perfect for Christmas morning or a holiday brunch.

  14. 20
    Lisa Werner says:

    These are adorable! I attempted to make them this evening but I think I may have made some mistakes? Was I supposed to add pumpkin spice and molasses in the scone mixture? Thank you,

    • 21

      I’m so sorry about that I must have typed the instructions in a hurry and forgot to say to add them along with extracts and eggs. Typically ingredients go in order of adding them, I left out that step. Did you add it at all? Sorry for my mistake they really are delicious scones and I hope you’ll give them another try. I adjusted the recipe to reflect the correct instructions.

  15. 22
    Lisa Werner says:

    Hi Diane! I didn’t add the ingredients but honestly they were good without and the kids LOVED them! I can’t wait to try thr recipe again ;-)

  16. 23
    Joyce L Gibson says:

    Can hardly wait to make these. Question: How thin or thick should the dough be when rolled out for the cookie cutter? I have never made scones. Thanks for inspiring us and for your help.

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