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Golden Ginger Scones

Spice Islands®

Golden Ginger Scones


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 34 minutes

12 scones


2 cups all-purpose flour

6 tablespoons sugar, divided

2-1/2 teaspoons Argo® Baking Powder

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Ginger

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Orange Peel

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter OR margarine

1 egg

3/4 cup buttermilk


Preheat oven to 425ºF.

Combine flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, ginger, orange peel, soda and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter with 2 knives or pastry blender until particles are fine. Beat together egg and buttermilk in a separate bowl. Add to flour mixture and toss with fork to mix thoroughly.

Divide dough into 2 parts. Turn each half onto a heavily floured board. Knead lightly with floured hands 4 to 6 times.

Pat in a circle 1/2 inch thick.Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Place wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle each wedge with remaining sugar.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden. Serve with honey butter or jelly.

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