Maple Leaf Scones

Maple Leaf Scones

A fun fall shape and delicious maple flavoring set Maple Leaf Scones apart from the rest. We recommend serving these delightful scones with Devonshire Cream and Apple Butter. 

Maple Leaf Scones
Serves: approximately 18
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1¼ cups plus 1 tablespoon cold heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sanding sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt just until combined. Add cold butter, pulsing until it resembles coarse crumbs. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together 1¼ cups cold cream and extracts. Add to flour mixture, stirring until a dough starts to form. Gather dough into a ball in the bowl.
  4. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead gently until smooth 3 to 4 times. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to a ½-inch thickness. Using a 2½-inch maple leaf-shaped cutter dipped in flour, cut 18 scones from dough without twisting cutter, rerolling scraps only once. Place scones 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Using a sharp knife, cut several shallow ⅛-inch-deep “veins” in scones. Freeze scones for approximately 10 minutes.
  5. Brush tops of scones with remaining 1 tablespoon cream. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  6. Bake until edges of scones are golden brown, approximately 17 minutes. Let cool slightly on baking sheets for approximately 5 minutes. Serve warm.

 

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