King Arthur Flour’s Christmas Scones
Feet running through the hallway, blinking lights on the tree, house full of family & opening that first gift is what comes to mind when I think of Christmas morning. The second thing I think of on Christmas morning is, what’s for breakfast?
Christmas morning should be a time of joy, cheer & relaxing with those you love. But let’s be real – someone has to make the food. I’ve toyed around with different Christmas breakfasts throughout the years. One year, I made Cinnamon Rolls & they were delicious but labor intensive. By the time Christmas dinner rolled around, I was still in a carbohydrate dreamland. Biscuits are usually a crowd pleaser, but we make so many rolls for dinner that I shy away from the extra work. Basically, I want a breakfast that can be made ahead, that is easy & has some sort of food value. Enter, King Arthur Flour’s Christmas Scones.
Gather the Ingredients – King Arthur Flour’s Christmas Scones
One of the things I love about King Arthur Flour’s Christmas Scones is they contain cranberries. I am Really Into cranberries. I enjoy a lot of sweets, but the strong, tart flavor of a cranberry makes an impact. Add some oats & pecans & voila we’ve got a more savory scone that won’t leave you in a carb-heavy nap.
Another cool thing about these scones is you don’t need any special supplies. Don’t have a pastry cutter, use your hands or a fork. Don’t have a mixer, you don’t need one, so you’re covered. If your pantry is running thin, the liquid for these scones can be sour cream, plain yogurt or buttermilk. I am Really Into That because you can use whichever ingredient you happen to have at the time. This time around, I used sour cream.
Roll It Up & Pat It
If you’ve got kids, have them get their little hands in the mix and incorporate the butter. Sure, it’s a bit messy but I swear they are more likely to eat something if they have a part in making it.
You’ll make two disks of dough with this recipe & then you will cut them into tiny pizza slices. Be sure to use a sharp knife so you get some crunchier edges. Yum!
Check out some of these larger chunks of butter. This is the good stuff. I love that these scones are filled with so many cranberries & pecans. I can’t wait to try other flavor combinations. I’m thinking blueberries & pecans next. If you’ve got ideas, let me hear them!
These King Arthur Flour’s Christmas Scones are easy, flavorful & my whole gang is Really Into Them. If you already know your morning is going to be crazy busy, then make these guys the night ahead. You can re-heat them while the coffee is brewing. I’m telling you, they are so good!
Don’t let the name fool you, these scones are wonderful for any morning. Do you have any Christmas morning traditions? I want to hear all about them!