Baking with Whiskey

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Cinnamon Roll Scones

I like healthy food.
And I reeeally like healthy food that tastes like junk food.

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The problem is that I want dessert every day. In fact, I want dessert for every meal.
The problem is that my hips and thighs don’t like that.

So in order to get the best of both worlds, I like to find foods that taste indulgent and still add some nutrition. This is the perfect example. The base of these scones is whole wheat flour and oatmeal, and cinnamon is a super food. Yes, there is butter and sugar and glaze, but hey! I choose to look at the glass half-full.

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Recipe by Recipe Girl.
Makes 12 biscuits.

  • 2 cups AP flour (I used whole wheat flour)
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 8 tbsp. butter, cold and cubed
  • ¾ cup milk, cold
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2-3 tsp. milk

Preheat oven to 425℉.
Combine flour, oats, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, egg, and vanilla to dry mixture and fold together until dough is fully moistened. In small bowl, mix cinnamon and 2 tbsp. sugar. Swirl cinnamon sugar gently into dough, making sure not to fully combine.Drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheet two inches apart. Bake 11-13 minutes until golden brown. Let cool completely. Microwave cream cheese 20 seconds until slightly thinned out. Sift in powdered sugar and mix with fork until smooth. Add 2 tsp. milk and mix well. If too thick, add an additional tsp. of milk. Using a fork, drizzle long stripes over scones.

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One comment on “Cinnamon Roll Scones

  1. emilybarlean
    June 7, 2013

    I’m with you. I want dessert constantly! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

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I'm Brit Wolfe and I really love food.
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