Sunday, February 20, 2011

Peanut Butter Scones

So I really wanted to make peanut butter scones.  There aren't very many recipes online for them, but I found one, and decided to give it a shot.  I kept the ingredients exactly the same, except I did not put a piece of chocolate bar on each scone, but changed a few of the steps.  =D

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup milk
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. (I really did use a whisk, and it worked well.)
Step 3: With pastry blender or two knives, cut butter into flour mixture.
Step 4: In a small bowl, stir together the peanut butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. (I used a whisk again for this step, it took some stirring but mixed together eventually)
Step 5: Add the peanut butter mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine. (The dough took awhile to mix all together but eventually it came together, just keep mixing)
Step 6: Grease a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray
Step 7: Dump dough onto cookie sheet and pat into an aprox. 10 inch circle.
Step 8: Spray non-stick cooking spray onto a pizza cutter.  Cut dough into 8 wedges.
Step 9: Sprinkle with sugar. (I used granulated and large-sprinkle sized clear sugar)
Step 10: Decrease oven temperature 350 degrees F. Bake for 17-19 minutes, or until lightly browned. Transfer to cooling surface.
Makes 8 scones.

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