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These Gingerbread Scones with Cream Cheese Frosting are like a gingerbread cookie only in breakfast form!! Filled with cinnamon, ginger, clove, and molasses make these a wonderful breakfast treat!!

These Gingerbread Scones with cream cheese frosting are like a gingerbread cookie only in breakfast form!! Filled with cinnamon, ginger, clove, and molasses make these a wonderful breakfast treat!!

Gingerbread Scones with Cream Cheese Frosting

These gingerbread scones with cream cheese frosting will make an extra special Christmas morning breakfast or any breakfast!!  They will go perfectly with a cup of hot tea, coffee, or even hot chocolate!! 

They have the perfect amount of cinnamon, ginger, clove, and molasses and the cream cheese frosting makes them an indulgent breakfast treat.

Here are a few other breakfast options: Bean and Cheese Breakfast Tacos (<–my kids love these), Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls, and this Brioche Cinnamon Snowflake.

These Gingerbread Scones with cream cheese frosting are like a gingerbread cookie only in breakfast form!! Filled with cinnamon, ginger, clove, and molasses make these a wonderful breakfast treat!!

Phew, what a crazy busy weekend!!  Anyone else??  I have been frantically trying to finish getting ready for Christmas and it’s been a bit intense. 

My husband was sick over the weekend so he couldn’t help, I decided last minute to make a few cookie trays, my little brother dropped in by surprise (which I’m flattered he wanted to stop by and see his sister!) and we are supposedly going to have a snow storm later this week.

So, I was a bit scatterbrained (okay a lot scatterbrained, just ask my husband) trying to figure everything out.  I did, however, manage to get all the Christmas shopping finished. 

Now just to wrap everything and plan for a trip.  So that means getting started on my laundry, sigh.  Can Santa bring me a live-in maid for Christmas this year?!

These Gingerbread Scones with cream cheese frosting are like a gingerbread cookie only in breakfast form!! Filled with cinnamon, ginger, clove, and molasses make these a wonderful breakfast treat!!

About these Gingerbread Scones with Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Make ahead tip: I will first say scones are best enjoyed fresh but you can keep these in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  Or freeze unfrosted scones for up to 3 months.  Thaw completely (on the counter or refrigerator) before frosting.
  • If you don’t like cream cheese frosting (we can’t be friends anymore, just kidding) you can make this simple frosting:
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 tablespoon milk or more as needed.
  • For best results cool scones completely before frosting.

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5 from 2 votes
These Gingerbread Scones with cream cheese frosting are like a gingerbread cookie only in breakfast form!! Filled with cinnamon, ginger, clove, and molasses make these a wonderful breakfast treat!!
Gingerbread Scones with Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These Gingerbread Scones with Cream Cheese Frosting are like a gingerbread cookie only in breakfast form!! Filled with cinnamon, ginger, clove, and molasses make these a wonderful breakfast treat!!

Course: Breads/Rolls, Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas brunch, gingerbread scone, scones
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 645 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
Gingerbread Scones
  • 3 cups (400g) all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (45g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • cup (80ml) molasses
  • ¼ cup (60ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 2 ounces (55g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (110g) powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or maple syrup
  • sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
Gingerbread Scones
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease; set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and salt.  With a pastry cutter or two knives cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.  (or you can freeze the stick of butter briefly and grate the butter, then just simply mix it in.)

  3. Add the eggs, molasses, milk, and vanilla.  Stir just until combined then place on a work surface to knead 10-15 times (this will help to finish incorporating the flour).  Pat out to an 8 inch circle.  Cut circle into 8 equal triangles and place on prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden.  Let cool completely before frosting.  

Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In a small bowl combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk.  Drizzle over the cooled scones.  

Recipe Notes
  1. Best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in a single layer covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
  2. Make ahead tip: Freeze unfrosted scones for up to 3 months.  Thaw completely (on the counter or refrigerator) before frosting. 
  3. Nutrition facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Scones with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 645 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 366mg16%
Potassium 435mg12%
Carbohydrates 113g38%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.

12 thoughts on “Gingerbread Scones with Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. 5 stars
    This is the best gingerbread scone recipe I’ve tried! I tis flaky like a scone should be and it tastes like gingerbread! Not all that I have tried do. I was about to give up until I found this recipe!

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  2. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I made it this morning and the scones are delicious. I made the icing using Cabot Trail Maple Cream Liqueur, which I would highly recommend for anyone who is able to find it in their area!

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  3. I’m so excited to make these gingerbread scones! I did a pickup order at the store and they replaced my molasses with cane sugar. Do you think that will work as a substitution in this recipe?

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  4. OMGoodness Malinda!! 😊
    How yummy looking are these scones, I LOVE scones!
    I am into cream cheese anything, so we are friends, no worries on my end! 😉
    I have frozen some scones on occasion and they’re good.
    I will admit I do eat one or two more than I should, so freezing them hardly happens.
    I don’t think I ever made a gingerbread scone, so I will be trying your recipe.
    It’s the Christmas season so gingerbread is going to be perfect, well, actually, this recipe might become a regular at my house.
    Thanks Malinda for another good idea!
    Merry Christmas!

    Pinned!

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    • Thank you so much Dalia!! I love scones too and hardly ever freeze them because they don’t make it that far, lol! And thanks for the pin!!

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  5. Boy these sound delicious for Christmas morning! Thankfully I love cream cheese frosting (not just because I want to stay your friend 🙂 Thanks for such great recipes!

    Reply

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