Cinnamon-Sugar Pecan Scones Recipe

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Cinnamon-Sugar Pecan Scones Recipe. © 2011 Southern Living, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    30 mins
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Flavored with cinnamon and pecans, these scones are not only delicious, but also fast and easy to make. They are whipped up in a snap like a quick , then dropped onto baking sheets with an ice-cream scoop, so no messy hands. So simple, you can have them ready in just about half an hour. Upscale, but not fussy, these scones are perfect for , brunch, or just a quick . Try these scones as a kids' cooking project.

What You'll Need

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped , toasted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon extract
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 Tablespoons whipping cream or half-and-half
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar or cinnamon sugar

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 425 F. Stir together first flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Stir in pecans.

Whisk together egg, 1 cup cream, and vanilla; add to dry ingredients, stirring with a fork just until mixture forms a shaggy dough. Scoop dough onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets using a 1/3-cup measuring cup. Brush tops with 2 tablespoons cream.

Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar.  

Bake at 425 F. for 18 minutes or until browned. Serve warm.  

Yield: 14 servings

Recipe Source: featuring Rebecca Kracke Gordon (Oxmoor House)
Reprinted with express written permission.

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