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Apricot Cream Cheese Scones

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Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cooking Time:

12-14 minutes

Yield:

36-42 scones

Delicious orange and ginger infused apricot scones for your holiday breakfast table.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup softend butter (1 stick)
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest (we use Penzeys dried)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet ginger bites (we use Penzeys)
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots (we chop in mini food processor)
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour (we use King Arthur Brand)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 each large egg
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract (we use Penzeys)
  • 1/4 cup milk (skim, 1%, 2%, or whole)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoon milk

Directions

1. Preheat convection oven 400 F.

2. On two baking sheets, cover with parchment paper. Use baking spray if not using parchment paper.

3. Combine and mix butter and cream cheese.

4. Add and mix sugar, zest, gingers, apricots.

5. Add and mix flour and baking powder.

6. In a measuring cup, add milk, egg, and extract.  Mix with fork to combine, then add to rest of ingredients that all already combined.

7. Mix until a ball forms.

6. Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, portion out scones, approx 18/pan.

7. Combine 2 tablespoon milk & 1 tablespoon granualted sugar and use to brush each scone before baking.

7. In our convection oven, we bake two pans for 10 minutes, then rotate and switch racks and cook 3 minutes more.  As needed, sdjust time for your oven.

8. Cool on cooling racks for 10 minutes

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