Red Velvet Scones with Cream Cheese Glaze

Red Velvet Scones with Cream Cheese Glaze

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Red Velvet Scones with Cream Cheese Glaze
Makes 15
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cream Cheese Glaze (recipe follows)
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together ¾ cup cream, egg, food coloring, and vanilla extract. Pour cream mixture into flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened; dough will be sticky.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to ½-inch thickness. Using a heart-shaped cutter, cut scones; place on prepared pans. Brush tops evenly with remaining 1 tablespoon cream.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Frost with Cream Cheese Glaze, and serve warm or at room temperature.

Cream Cheese Glaze
Makes approximately ¾ cup
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and cream with a mixer at low speed until smooth.


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