I'm normally not a huge fan of ginger anything... ginger cookies, ginger bread... not my thing. My Mother In law makes a Ginger Cookie that everyone but me goes crazy for. My boys were over at her house the other day and LOVED them.
I guess I need to jump on the holiday baking bandwagon with some ginger recipes!
These are very mild not super gingery they have the slight sweetness from the molasses. And I have to say these were the softest scones I've made. Super moist. The recipe yielded 8 large scones... the kids and I had them polished off before my husband got home from work!
(We just really like scones........)
To Make things a little fun for the boys I let them cut their scones out with our Ginger Bread Man Cutter.
They are typical boys...
"I'm going to bite off your head ginger bread man!!!" They have to make eating the scone into a semi morbid event.
Ginger Molasses Scones w/ Cinnamon Glaze
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup molasses
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
7 tbs of cold butter
Preheat oven to 425.
Sift together flour, salt and spices. Cut in cold butter until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is broken down into pea sizes pieces.
Whisk milk and molasses together.
Add into flour and butter mixture.
Cut into 8 circles with a biscuit cutter or large glass. Use cookie cutters.... OR pat dough into a large circle and cut into 8 wedges.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until they are a golden brown.
Directions for Cinnamon Glaze:
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2-3 tbs heavy cream
Whisk together then drizzle over cooled scones.
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