Butterscotch Drop Scones

by cakeduchess on October 13, 2010 · 20 comments

Butter and butterscotch chips: a match made in scone heaven!

Every single time I make these scones, there is a line in my kitchen. As soon as the smell comes wafting through the kitchen, you will see the beggars. They are all lined up by the stove begging to know, “How much longer?” They also ask me, “How many do I get?”
It is becoming more and more difficult to captures images of my sweet creations to share with y’all. I guess I should just bake when they are in school.

I came across this recipe in a Bon Appetit magazine about 5 years ago when I was pregnant. I am now remembering how many scones I ate during that pregnancy. I am starting to fall into that funk again.  I am not posting an embarrassing photo of me all pregnant eating scones so don’t even ask me!This recipe has been passed around to every person I know. I lost it and had to borrow it back from a friend. Phew, the beasts were starting to protest. I got my Butterscotch Drop Scones recipe back in the nick of time!

Butterscotch Drop Scones
Bon Appetit
makes 12 scones
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, diced
1 cup butterscotch chips (about 6 ounces) (Iadded 1/2 butterscotch, 1/2 chocolate chips)
1/2 cup (or more)chilled whipping cream
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 400F. Sift all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl. Add chilled butter; using fingertips, rub in until coarse meal forms. Mix in chips. Line them up, 6 per sheet.
Whisk 1/2 cup cream and egg in small bowl to blend. Gradually add cream mixture to dry ingredients tossing with fork until dough comes together in moist clumps. Add more cream by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls (I used a regular sized ice-cream scooper) into large rimmed baking sheet, spacing apart.
Bake scones until golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at warm temperature
Scones are just divine!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

A Thought For Food October 13, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Wait… are you pregnant? Now?!?! :-)


Ethan October 13, 2010 at 3:49 pm

You must feel comfortable with all of us posting that lovely picture of yourself:)
Those scones look amazing, I may have to try them and by the way, I bet they’d be great with a little smear of Nutella!;)


Cake Duchess October 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm

No way Bri!lol
Ethan, you have to be able to laugh at yourself. Life is too short, ya know what I mean? ;)


Barbara@VinoLuci.com October 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I remember making these! One of those you make them, they’re so good but then you forget about them and now…thanks for the memories!

You look adorable pregnant BTW…just sayin.


Shulie October 13, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Love this Lora. You are adorable now and adorable pregnant. This must be the boy cause it’s all belly but what do I know?! All I craved was pistachio ice cream and anything beef, hamburgers, steaks and more steaks and hamburgers, which I was not huge eater of the red meat before. Had I known about your scones I would crave those too, yum!!


Tücsök Bogár October 13, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Húha ! Ezt meg kell csinálnom :) ! Imádom a vajkaramellt !


Moonglow October 13, 2010 at 4:07 pm

You are one brave lady posting that photo! Now I want a pressed Cuban sandwich after a few scones, and coffee of course.

{Scrolling back up to see photo…OF SCONES, I swear!}


Sara October 13, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Lora, love reading your posts! you always manage to put a smile on my face! Loved the scones recipe & your cute prego pic! :)


eatgreek.net October 13, 2010 at 7:23 pm

They looks delicious! Can I have some??? :P


Carole October 14, 2010 at 12:09 am

You are a brave woman to post that pic.


PALATABLE October 14, 2010 at 2:48 am

Great combo and looks so yum! Love that picture too..



A SPICY PERSPECTIVE October 14, 2010 at 3:59 am

Brilliant idea! Butterscotch makes everything better!


Susi October 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm

These look AMAZING !!! I’m so bookmarking this recipe, thanks for sharing :o)


Hungry Rabbit October 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm

The buttery goodness of the scone enhanced by the sweet toffee bits. HEAVEN!


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction October 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm

These scones look fantastic… I love butterscotch! Definitely a must-make!


gringarl October 15, 2010 at 11:02 am

the scones look and sound great, we love butterscotch, these are definitely a win in my book


Belinda October 15, 2010 at 12:33 pm

I’ve got a weakness for butterscotch…like candy breakfast!


Michele October 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Oh MAN! If you’re going to fall off the healthy food wagon, you might as well do it with a bang instead of a whimper, right? These look amazing. Thinking maybe I’ll keep them in the “Honey, if you do X for me, I’ll make you some butterscotch scones.” He’ll be putty in my hands :)


Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } October 18, 2010 at 5:47 am

Those scones look AMAZING!!!


Pretty. Good. Food. October 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Yum!!! Sounds and looks delicious :)


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