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I am so happy that I can come out of hiding with my Christmas decorations. Confession time: I’ve had one of my Christmas trees up since Halloween. I couldn’t help myself. So it is no surprise that I am in full holiday guest prep mode. Which is why I am so happy to share this Maple Brown Butter Glazed Scones recipe to go with my family’s current obsession- Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha Flavored Ground Coffee. So I headed to Walmart for all my coffee needs. This time of the year it is all about togetherness during the holiday season. Scones are the best and I really love making them. I think that I got my love of scones from my aunt- she lived in England for 30 years. She got a kick out of teaching us about different warm drinks. BTW, I got my coffee obsession from her too. She would wake me up with the best cup of coffee and these amazing scones. So let’s talk about scones. I’ve had bad scones and I’ve had great scones. This is definitely the best scone that I have ever had. Period! Scones should be flaky on the outside and fluffy on the inside. So that might sound familiar if you are a fan of southern biscuits. Basically, scones are just a sweet biscuit. I make these once a month in a big batch then I freeze them so that I can have them with my Starbucks® Coffee- because obviously, it is gonna be the best combo ever. Head over to Walmart and grab a couple of bags. And when you do grab your coffee just keep in mind that if you purchase three (3) qualifying Starbucks® packaged coffee (10-20oz.), Starbucks® K-Cup® packs (9-32ct.), VIA® Instant (5-8ct.), Starbucks® Syrups (12.17oz.), or Starbucks® Cookie Straw packs (9.17oz.) products in a single transaction at Walmart stores from 11/1/17 through 12/26/17 and receive 75 bonus stars when you upload your receipt at Starbucks-stars.com. I hope you guys enjoy the festivities of the season and all the togetherness with your loved ones. Serve these scones with a hot cup of Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha Flavored Ground Coffee and make the season brighter.
Maple Brown Butter Glazed Scones is the perfect compliment to a hot cup of coffee. Light and fluffy with a flaky exterior.
- 2 1/2 All-purpose flour (Plus 1/4 for dusting)
- 1 Stick Unsalted Butter cut into cubes
- 5 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Buttermilk
- 1 Large Egg
- 2 Tablespoon Turbinado Sugar For topping
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1/4 Cup Maple syrup
- 3 Tablespoon Unsalted butter
- 1/2 Cup Powder Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- Pinch salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Grated butter technique: In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter. Mix the egg, buttermilk and vanilla in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until the dough is sticky. Be careful not to overmix- this is very important.
Turn the dough onto a floured surface and then LIGHTLY PAT WITH YOUR FINGERTIPS into a 1-inch-thick circle (SORRY I had to use caps- we want light fluffy scones). Cut the dough into 8 wedges or be modern and cut them into squares. Place pieces, about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Brush each piece with buttermilk and sprinkle with Sugar.
Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.
For the GLaze: Add the butter to saucepan. Allow the butter to brown lightly until it smells toasted, you will hear the crackling slow down as well- about 2-3 minutes. Stir often, the butter will foam and then settle back down. Remove from the heat and whisk in the maple syrup, powdered sugar, vanilla and the pinch of salt.
Let the scones cool and then drizzle with the maple glaze. Serve warm along with some cinnamon butter and hot coffee. Enjoy!