Key Lime Scones

Mini Key Lime Scones

November 15, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post

KeyLimeGlazedScones

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

 

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Annie November 15, 2011 at 6:34 am

Very cute! These sound great.

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Amy (Sing For Your Supper) November 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

I could seriously go for about 20 of these right now! YUM! I love scones so these are perfect! Thank you so much, Ashley, for doing this- I feel so loved! Thanks for being such a wonderful friend- one of these (not-so-distant) days, we all need to meet up in Aggieland! :)

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Kelsey November 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Great flavor choice, Ashley. Thank you so much for bringing these to Amy’s shower. Yummy!

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Suzanne (kokocooks) November 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

These mini scones sound awesome! We get gifts of key limes all the time from friends’ trees, so I definitely want to try this soon.

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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie November 15, 2011 at 11:19 pm

What a great flavor idea for scones! I wouldn’t have ever thought of it. :-)

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Nikki November 16, 2011 at 12:50 am

Wow! Key lime scones?? You’ve spoken to my heart! I love that they are miniature, too!

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branny November 16, 2011 at 8:46 pm

What a great, fresh twist for this time of year.

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Bizzy November 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm

This is perfect for a shower or for a tea. It is delicate in flavor and appearance. Would you be kind enough to link this to Bake with Bizzy?
http://bizzybakesb.blogspot.com/2011/11/bake-with-bizzy-vanilla-pound-cake.html

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patsy December 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm

love the look of these scones!

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Nancy July 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm

These look scrumptious!!! Would they freeze well if I made them ahead of time for a shower????

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ashley July 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Scones are known for freezing well, although admittedly I’ve never done it. I would freeze them without the glaze though for sure! Then glaze them after you’ve reheated in the oven.

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