Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Iced Pumpkin Scones by Cookie Madness Blog

I found this recipe on the Cookie Madness Blog.
Picture coming soon

2 cups all-purpose flour (9 oz) — spoon and sweep carefully
7 tablespoons granulated sugar sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons half-and-half
1 large egg

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk

Spiced Icing
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch ginger
1 pinch ground cloves

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl or in bowl of food processor. Cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly.

3. Whisk pumpkin, half and half, and egg together in a mixing bowl. Pour the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture and shape into a ball.

4. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick 9×3 inch rectangle. **NOTE from Stephanie: I read this wrong and patted it out to almost 9x13. I cut it into many smaller pieces since I have many small hands in my home.

5. Use a large knife or a pizza cutter to slice the dough twice through the width, making three equal portions. Cut those three slices diagonally so that you have 6 triangular slices of dough. Place on prepared baking sheet.

6. Bake for 14–16 minutes. Scones should begin to turn light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.

Make Glaze: Mix the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp milk together until smooth. When scones are cool, use a brush to paint plain glaze over the top of each scone. This should give you more than enough glaze!

When the glaze has set, make the icing. Melt the butter in bowl. Gradually add the sugar and stir until moistened with butter. Add the milk and stir to get a drizzling consistency. Stir in the spices. Drizzle this decoratively over the glazed scones.

Makes 6 big scones

In my opinion: I've never had scones so I don't know how these compare to others. I do know I enjoyed the pumpkin flavor.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Crunch Chex

1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups Cinnamon Chex® cereal
2 cups Wheat Chex® cereal
2 cups Honey Nut Chex® cereal
8 oz pecans

1.In small bowl, mix brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. In small microwave-safe dish, microwave butter on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in vanilla. In large microwavable bowl, mix all cereals and pecans. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly distributed. Add sugar and spice mixture and stir until coated.
2.Microwave uncovered on High 5 minutes or until mixture begins to brown, stirring every minute. Spread on wax paper or a cookie sheet to cool. Store in airtight container.
16 servings (1/2 cup each)

In my opinion: I love pumpkin flavored food, and I love Chex mix so these made a fabulous combination. I would like a little more pumpkin flavor so next time I might try adding some pumpkin puree.