Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

From BH&G Holiday Cooking 1997 this recipe freezes well so you might consider making a double batch-one for now, one for later.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in butter or margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
  4. Stir together egg yolk, molasses, and milk in a small mixing bowl. Add all at once to center of the flour mixture. Stir with a fork till combined-mixture may seem dry.
  5. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead dough for 10-12 strokes or till nearly smooth.
  6. Pat or lightly roll the dough into a 7-inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges. Arrange wedges about 1 inch apart on a ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake in a 400° oven for 12-15 minutes or until light brown. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

The scones were delicious and just right for a cold morning with coffee. I used White Whole Wheat Flour and they came out terrific.

LaurietheLibrarian October 06, 2010

Mmm, these scones are so good! They rise perfectly, have a lovely flaky texture and the taste is super yummy! These bring back fond memories of holiday season with their gingery, cinnamon flavour. Yum! I too made half the recipe, which gave me 4 scones, that werent around for long here. ;) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing these gems with us, Julie! I enjoyed them a lot! Made and reviewed for the Aussie/NZ Swap September 09, Group Hakea.

Lalaloula September 02, 2009

Excellent quality scones. The texture is marvelous with a crisp thin crust with a light crunch while the inside is light, moist and very tender. I made a half a recipe for 4 lovely scones and used a tsp of cinnamon and added 1/4 tsp of vanallin, 1/4 tsp of mace. Skipped the egg yolk and used just the white along with skim milk to trim the fat as much as possible. Outstanding. Made for Photo Tag.

Annacia January 10, 2009