Lovely to look at and even better to eat! These yummy scones have the perfect mix of cherry and white chocolate. Perfect for breakfast, tea time or dessert! Anytime you have a sweet and delicious scone you can always serve them a scoop of ice cream over the top for a great dessert. Served warm wouldn’t these taste great with some vanilla or cherry ice cream?
Colorful and tasty!
These scones really are almost as much fun to look at as they are to eat. Hmmm, notice I said almost! I like to make a little red icing and a bit white icing and frost them differently. Then I sprinkled some edible cake glitter on top just to make them extra elegant. I have to say that I’ve never been a fan of fruitcake, but I do remember picking the cherries off the top of one that was in our house around the holidays as long as no one was looking, that is! Of course, I resist the temptation to pick things off of baked goods now that I am a grandma, but I still love the yummy goodness of these candied cherries. They are great mixed with the smooth flavor of white chocolate.
Yummy and delicious!
These scones are deliciously moist, and light and I know you’ll love them! What a great addition to your holiday brunch or Valentine’s Day breakfast. Like any yummy treat though, you don’t need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy them. They are simple to make and add the perfect sweet touch to tea time or snack time.
Great for a holiday brunch or a Valentine’s Day breakfast!
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. cherry extract
- 1 1/4- 1/12 cups half and half
- 1 cup red cherries (candied fruit); cut into pieces (reserve a few to sprinkle on top of scones if desired)
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 4-6 Tablespoons half and half or milk
- A few drops of red food coloring; optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and Kosher salt.
- Mix in the chocolate chips and cherries.
- Add the cherry extract to the half and half and drizzle over flour mixture, be careful not to over mix but making sure the dough sticks together. The dough shouldn't be incredibly sticky, but make sure there isn't dry flour in the bottom of the bowl.
- Place onto lightly floured surface and divide into two equal parts.
- Gently make a 6-7" disk shape of each section of dough.
- Cut each disk into eight equal parts and place into scones pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray. *see notes below to bake without a scone pan.
- Let the scones sit for 10-15 minutes then bake.
- Bake until scones are slightly golden brown and a wooden pick inserted into the centers comes out clean, about 12-14 minutes.
- Combine the confectioners sugar, half and half and red food coloring.**
- Drizzle icing over warm scones.
- *If you don't have a scone pan just line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the scone disk on there and cut into eight parts that gently tough and bake as directed above.
- **Red food coloring isn't necessary, but it looks festive! Sometimes I make a little red icing and a little white just for fun!
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