A baby changes everything. I’ve always thought its a silly statement — I mean seriously, Sherlock? Of course a baby changes everything but in the best ways. It is such a blessing and honor to be a mom. I love it, more than anything! I’ve been neglecting this poor blog because when I’m not at work — I spend every moment I can soaking up our sweet baby boy. There’s nothing more rewarding than being a momma. I was thrilled when I heard Amy of Sing for Your Supper was expecting! Amy is one of my favorite bloggers out in the blogosphere! (Don’t let it go to your head, Amy). She’s sweet and down-to-earth and I just love her blog. She’s also particularly special because she’s an Aggie, well an honorary one. She didn’t attend Texas A&M but she did the next best thing… she married an Ag!
Anyway, Kelsey of Apple a Day approached several bloggers awhile ago about hosting a virtual baby shower for our fellow blogger and friend, Amy. I knew I wanted to participate in Amy’s honor but I struggled with what to make — for some reason I just could not get scones out of my head. Mini scones are such a good baby shower food! At the time I was also incredibly focused on margaritas so I merged the ideas — Key Lime Mini Scones. If you lack self control like I do, I’d recommend making a double batch.
To see what everyone else whipped up for this virtual baby shower, pop over to Apple a Day or Sing for Your Supper to see the full roundup of sweets in honor of Amy’s sweet baby girl. Congrats Amy, and we can’t wait for your arrival sweet baby girl!
Glazed Mini Key Lime Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold
1/4 c. key lime juice
1/4 c. heavy cream (or half and half)
For the Lime Glaze:
1 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. key lime juice
In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add the cream and key lime juice, processing until just combined. Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and gently knead just until the dough is combined enough to shape into a ball.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Roll out dough until it is about a 1/2″ thick. Let dough rest in refrigerator for 15 minutes. With a knife, cut the dough into small triangles. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden brown on top. Move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Meanwhile, In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and key lime juice. Add more or less key lime juice for desired consistency. Spoon glaze over scones and allow to dry.
Source: Adapted from Cooking during Stolen Moments