These are amazing – and fast to whip up. I found the recipe at MoneySavingMom.com – and made it almost verbatim, but I did it ALL in the Food Processor – which makes this amazingly easy.
The dough itself is only sweetened with Honey – but they are topped with cinnamon sugar and a powdered sugar glaze – the scone itself without the topping is sweet – you don’t need the extras with the sugar, but there’s so little all together it makes not a ton of difference -and the sweetness on top adds some depth.
This is actually a really nice base dough – you could use it to make a variety of scone options – and the white whole wheat flour adds a nuttiness that would make almonds and almond flavoring a great option – I’d make these as written the first time – so you can see the consistency of the dough and the “feel” – then when you edit the recipe – you’ll know if you need more flour or moisture.
These work out to about 7 PointsPlus each – which isn’t terrible – considering what a satisfying sweet treat they are.
Honey Sweetened Cinnamon Scones
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 cup White Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter 1 Stick - COLD - and cut into cubes
- 1 egg separated
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
- Cinnamon Sugar for Sprinkling
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1-2 Tbsp Milk
- Dash of Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In the bowl of your food processor, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Buzz just for a second to combine.
Add in the cold butter and pulse until the butter is cut into the flour - will look a bit pebbly but not too much
In a separate bowl combine the buttermilk, honey and egg yolk, whisk to break up the egg and mix in the honey. I heat my honey just a tiny bit so its easier to measure and mix in.
Pulse and pour the liquid in at the same time.
Continue to pulse until the dough creates a ball
Turn out onto floured surface and pat into a circle gently - do not knead!
Cut into 8 wedges (or more if you want to make baby scones)
Place on dark, greased cookie sheet
Whisk the egg white until frothy - paint on top of the scones and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes
While they bake make the glaze.
Remove to parchment and drizzle with glaze
Sprinkle on more cinnamon sugar and let cool until the glaze is set.