Monday, February 18, 2013

Carrot Cake Scones



Carrot Cake Scones
I love these, easy to make and they give you a taste of carrot cake without all the calories!

Scones
3 cups flour (you may need a little more, be sure mix is thick enough to be able to pat out)
2/3 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c ground walnuts
1/2 c unsalted butter
1 c buttermilk
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c shredded carrots
1/2 c dried cranberries

Mix flour, sugar, salt, soda, b powder, cinnamon, walnuts together. Cut in with a pastry cutter or a fork the butter until small chunks are evenly incorporated. Make a well and add egg, vanilla and milk.
Mix well, stir in carrots and cranberries.
 Heat oven to 400
Pat out dough and cut into circles or use a cookie scoop to form rounds.
Place on parchment lined baking sheet or stoneware and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown and done in the center.

Cream Cheese Glaze
1/2 c softened cream cheese
2 c powdered sugar
1 Tbs lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
Mix and spoon over tops

Carrot Garnish
Mix 1/2 c shredded carrot with 1/2 c coconut and 1/2 tsp cinnamon, lightly toast in a non sick skillet, sprinkle tops of scones.



3 comments:

Paulo Gonçalves said...

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Tarsha! (www.SouthernGirlCitySwirl.com) said...

I love a delicious rich carrot cake! Scones makes it seem like you are not cheating on your diet!! Can't wait to give these a try luckily I have some shredded carrots that need to be used!

Old Time Cindy said...

Thank you kindly for boot scootin’ on over to the Old Time Party! Your scones look so good!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

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