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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Morning Peppermint Scones

I was looking for something I could make ahead of time for Christmas morning breakfast.  This looked really good.  I like to make scones and I like peppermint.  So win win.  I whipped up a batch this morning.  We are having some friends and family for dinner tonight so I am sending everyone home with scones for their breakfast tomorrow.  No one wants to cook on Christmas morning they want to see what Santa brought.  Don't forget to leave out some cookies and milk for the big guy tonight too.
I don't know why you can't find the peppermint coffee mate and the Andes peppermint pieces all the time.  Everyone loves peppermint.
Start with 2 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick cold butter cut into pieces.
Add the butter to the dry ingredients and cut it through the flour.  Using a pastry cutter is the easiest way but you can use knives or forks too.
All cut into the flour.
3 Tablespoons honey
1/3 cup Coffee-mate Peppermint Creamer
1 egg separated.  Use the yolk in the batter.  Set the white aside for brushing on top.
Mix all the wet ingredients together and then add to the dry.
Add 1/3 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips
Don't over beat just mix until the dry ingredients are incorporated.  Then turn out on a lightly floured counter. Using your hands press out.
You can cut them into wedges or use a cookie cutter and cut them out.  I used a nice round cutter.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Beat the egg white and then brush on top of the scones.
They are ready for the oven.  Place in a preheated 400 degree oven.  Bake for 9-10 minutes.
While they are baking, measure out about 2 oz dark chocolate.  I just eyeballed it.
Add 1 Tablespoon of the creamer.
The scones fresh from the oven.  Place on wax paper or parchment to let them cool.
Melt the chocolate.
Place in a bag.
Snip the end and drizzle on top.
The scones with the dark chocolate drizzled.
Take about 1/3 cup white chocolate chips, melt them.
Place these in a plastic bag too.
Drizzle on top.
They are now ready for Christmas morning.  After the chocolate has hardened place in bags.

Christmas Morning Peppermint Scones Recipes

2 cups plain flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 egg separated
3 Tablespoon honey
1/3 cup Coffee mate Peppermint Creamer
1/2 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips

2 oz dark chocolate
1 Tablespoon Coffee mate Peppermint creamer
1/3 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400.  Bake 9-10 minutes.

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