Peppermint Scones

The internet is flooded with holiday cookies and cakes and i am yet to post a holiday recipe on the blog. I am going to blame it partly on my vacation, partly on my fear of consuming too much sugar and totally on my laziness. I finally got motivated and decided to bake something when i saw pictures of Andes peppermint crunch chips on Instagram. I love peppermint particularly in winter because it is refreshing and is an instant pick- me- up on a dull, gray morning. These scones are so perfect and crumbly with a nice crunch from the peppermint chips. This recipe makes about 36 mini scones, they store well for couple of days. So make a batch of this cozy treat for your Christmas morning.and make sure to leave a couple for ol’ Saint Nick.

peppermint scones

Ingredients

2.25 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1.5 sticks unsalted butter

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 large egg

1 cup peppermint crunch baking chips

Method

1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together.

3.  Beat egg into the cream and set aside.

4. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal

5. Fold in the peppermint baking chips.

6. Mix cream with egg, then combine with flour, stirring gently with a fork until it comes together.

7. Turn dough onto a floured surface and lightly press it together until it forms a rough rectangle.

8. Use a rolling pin to roll into a rectangle about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick. Use your hands to help with the forming if necessary.

9. Use a knife to trim into a symmetrical rectangle, then cut the rectangle into 18 symmetrical squares/rectangles. Next, cut each square/rectangle in half diagonally, to form two triangles.

10. Transfer to baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown and puffed. Remove from oven and let it cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

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