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Peanut Butter Scone with Fresh Fruit

Peanut Butter Scones

Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch salt, optional and to taste
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold
1 large egg
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup sour cream 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

Glaze
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons milk or cream

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, optional salt, and whisk to combine.
  • Cut in butter.
  • In a small bowl, add the egg, 1/3 cup peanut butter, sour cream, vanilla, and whisk to combine until smooth.
  • Pour wet mixture over dry, and fold until just combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and fold to combine.
  • Pat dough into an 8-inch round, approximately 2 inches high.
  • With a large knife, slice round into 8 equal-sized wedges.
  • Transfer wedges to prepared baking sheet spaced at least 2-inches apart. 
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until scones are very lightly golden and cooked through. 
  • Allow scones to cool on baking tray for about 5 minutes then transfer to a rack to finish cooling. 
  • While the scones cool, make the glaze:
  • In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, add 1/2 cup peanut butter and heat for 30 seconds to soften.
  • Add the confectioner's sugar, 2 tablespoons cream, and whisk together until smooth. Depending on desired consistency, you may need to play with the cream and sugar ratios slightly.
  • Evenly drizzle the glaze over the scones before serving.

Holy moly!  These are some of our favorite scones that we make and they're also some of the most popular.  While they're definitely indulgent and rich, they're totally worth it.  And, like with all the recipes we post, feel free to play with things to get them just right for you - if the dough is too wet or dry add flour or cream, like them a bit more crispy on the edges then keep them in the oven longer...but be careful, they can go from great to crispy critters pretty quickly!  They're also great served with fresh fruit (like an unassembled PB&J!) to help cut the sweetness and to give a nice burst of freshness as a little contrast.

Adapted from Averie Cooks