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Gingerbread scones

June 19, 2011

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My mom and I love to drink coffee and chat together. She’s always got the coffee on when I get to her house, with a yummy assortment of flavored creamers. She also likes to bake, and often she’ll have a yummy snack to go with our coffee. With three small boys, I’m used to waiting on everyone, so it’s really a nice treat to walk into my parents’ house and have my mom offer me coffee and a snack! She made these delicious gingerbread scones the other day. I’m going to remember these at Christmas. They’ll make a tasty addition to our breakfast table, or a welcome treat for Santa. Don’t wait until then to try these, though … they’re great all year! Thanks, Mom!

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2 cups flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 Tbsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground ginger

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 cup cold butter

1 cup chopped walnuts

1/3 cup molasses

1/2 cup milk

1 egg, separated

Sugar for sprinkling

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In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add walnuts.

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In a small bowl, combine the molasses, milk and egg yolk until smooth. Stir into the flour mixture until moistened.

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Knead several times in the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet and pat into an 8″-10″ circle.

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Beat egg white until frothy; brush over scones. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve warm. (Also delicious cold!) Yields 12 scones.

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