Brown Sugar and Cream Cheese Scones

Brown Sugar and Cream Cheese Scones

Bake these delicious Brown Sugar and Cream Cheese Scones for your next tea party. 

Brown Sugar and Cream Cheese Scones
 
Yield: 12 • Bake: approximately 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons cold heavy whipping cream, divided
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Garnish: turbinado sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour,
brown sugar, baking powder, and salt, whisking well. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cream cheese, stirring to combine, but leave in cubes.
  4. In a liquid-measuring cup, combine
 ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon cream and vanilla extract, stirring to blend. Add to flour mixture, stirring until mixture is evenly moist. (If dough seems dry, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time.) Working gently, bring mixture together with hands until a dough forms.
  5. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently 4 to 5 times. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to a ¾-inch thickness. Using a 2¼-inch fluted round cutter, cut 12 scones from dough. Place scones 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops of scones with remaining 1 tablespoon cream.
  6. Garnish tops of scones with turbinado sugar, if desired.
  7. Bake until edges are golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in the centers comes out clean, approximately 20 minutes.
  8. Serve warm.
Notes
Recommended Condiments: Clotted Cream, Strawberry Jam

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