Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
From Family Cookbook Project. A holiday favorite by Robin Walker that is now one of ours.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, diced
- 3⁄4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup peppermint baking chips
- 3⁄4 cup chilled buttermilk
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon french vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup water
For Candy Cane Cream
- 3⁄4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1⁄4 cup crushed candy cane
- mint leaf, crushed peppermint candies
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick baking spray with flour.
- In a large bowl, sift together flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in white chocolate morsels and peppermint baking chips.
- In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg yolk, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; mix until dough comes together in moist clumps. Gather dough into a ball and knead for 2 to 3 turns. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat to about 1/2-inch thickness.
- Using a 4-inch cutter, cut out dough (cut straight down, do not twist). Transfer to prepared baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart.
- Whisk 1/4 cup water with 1 egg and brush over tops of scones. Lightly sprinkle scones with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake scones for 18 to 20 minutes, or until light golden brown. Serve with Candy Cane Cream, if desired.
- Candy Cane Cream:.
- In a medium bowl, beat cream and candy canes at medium speed with an electric mixer until medium peaks form. Garnish with mint leaf and crushed peppermint candies, if desired.
LOVE this recipe! I made these to put on a Holiday platter to take to the neighbors and I snuck one! I made these with Andes Peppermint Crunch mints, chopped, and they were awesome! I also had to cut down the temp, to 325 as they seemed to be browning way too fast (could be my oven temp is off)
Very pretty, moist and full of flavor!
This is a great recipe. I've had it with the Peppermint chips and just recently substituted the peppermint chips for cinnamon chips,the peppermint extract with extra vanilla extract and used plain yogurt in lieu of the buttermilk. They were a hit as well.