Gingerbread Spiced Chocolate Chip Scones

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Easy to make Gingerbread Spiced Chocolate Chip Scones. It’s the perfectly festive breakfast treat you’ll be needing this holiday season! A simple scone, made with gingerbread spice, molasses, and mini chocolate chips. Then, cut with a gingerbread cookie cutter, baked, and decorated to give each scone the look of a classic gingerbread cookie! Be sure to serve these scones as a sweet breakfast or brunch treat now through Christmas. Simply delicious.

three white plates, each containing gingerbread men shaped scones, with three more scones around on marble surface, with mug of coffee, gold bowl of chocolate chips with star anise pod, and green garland beside.

About The Recipe

Even Tuesday’s need a special treat…especially in December! These Gingerbread Spiced Scones have been something my mom and I have been dreaming up for a little while now. So, getting to share them is really exciting!!

It’s been a while since our last scone post (Strawberries and Cream Scones, if you needed a reminder!) and we thought that now seemed like the PERFECT time for another one.

But…getting this recipe just right wasn’t exactly as easy as we expected it to be. It took us three test bakes to finally get the flavors right!

We kept having to up the amount of molasses and gingerbread spice, as they weren’t very strong, especially compared to the mini chocolate chips. Though, on our third test, we finally got them to come out just right!

Every bite is loaded with mini choc chips that are perfectly balanced with the warming spices of gingerbread, followed by a subtle hint of molasses. Seriously, these scones are not only really cute, but so darn delicious!

Though, besides decorating them, my favorite part actually had to be cutting them out. We have a relatively large gingerbread cutter, so when we got to the last of the dough, there wasn’t enough for another full scone.

four gingerbread scones on white plate with two more plates of scones beside, mini chocolate chips scattered around, and mug of coffee.

Thankfully, we had an itty bitty gingerbread cookie cutter. I mean, we’re talking MAYBE an inch tall. That was honestly my favorite part because…it’s bite-sized gingerbread scones!! I mean, they’re just so cute!

Then, of course, no scone is complete without some decorations. I made a small batch of decorators frosting, grabbed our Christmas sprinkles, and just went to TOWN.

I really love to decorate things and make them look cute/pretty. So, making these scones really made it feel like Christmas. The best part? They’re really very simple, which means you can get the whole family involved (especially with the decorating)!

Whether you’re serving these scones as a mid-week treat or for breakfast on Christmas, these cute little scone are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Reasons You Need To Make These Scones

  • Super festive!
  • A great hand-held breakfast treat that’s easy to travel with.
  • Can be made and shared as gifts!
  • Freezes and reheats well.
  • Loaded with mini chocolate chips for the perfect amount of chocolate in every bite!
  • The perfect breakfast/brunch treat for all of your holiday baking needs.
gingerbread scone leaning against white mug of coffee with two plates of scones around, greenery, and white flowers with two empty glasses behind.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • Heavy Cream
  • Molasses
  • Large Egg
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Gingerbread Spice
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
mini chocolate chips, flour, cream sugar, gingerbread spice, butter, baking powder, baking soda, egg, molasses, and salt on marble surface.

How To Make Gingerbread Scones

Step 1: Make the dough

In a small bowl, whisk together cream, molasses, and egg. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, gingerbread spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Grate in butter and toss gently to mix.

Add the chocolate chips and gently toss to combine.

Add wet ingredients and mix only until moistened.

Step 2: Roll and cut

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to ½ inch thickness.

Cut out gingerbread shapes. Gather scraps, brushing off excess flour, and re-roll.

scone dough being cut into gingerbread shapes with green cookie cutter.

Step 3: Refrigerate and bake

Place scones on prepared pan. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.

Decorating Ideas

The wonderful thing about these scones is that you can leave them as is or decorate them! Here are a few ways you can make them just a little bit more fun (and festive)!

  • Drizzle the tops with a vanilla (or spiced) glaze or melted chocolate.
  • Make decorators frostings and pipe faces and/or outfits onto the scones.
  • Use sprinkles or food dye!

How To Make Decorators Frosting

If you want to decorate these scones like gingerbread cookies, no worries! Making decorators frosting is SUPER simple. All you need is about ½ cup vegetable shortening, 2 cups powdered sugar, and 2 Tablespoons of whole milk. Combine these three ingredient into a mixing bowl and, using an electric mixer, beat until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes)!

This will make quite a bit, but it gives you plenty to dye with food dye or whatever you wish to do with it! If you’d like to make less, just cut the recipe in half and it still should be enough to decorate.

close up of two large and two small gingerbread scones on plate.

How To Store

Once these scones are made and cooled, you can store them in a zip top bag or airtight container and keep at room temperature for 1-2 days, you can also refrigerate them for up to 1 week!

These scones also freeze really well and should last about 1-2 months, if kept in a freezer safe zip-top bag.

Substitutions

  • Traditional sized chocolate chips can be used in this recipe.
  • Homemade or store-bought gingerbread spice may be used.
  • The chocolate chips can be omitted, if desired!

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Gingerbread Cookies, Gingerbread French Toast Casserole, Gingerbread Beignets, Gingerbread Sheet Cake

gingerbread scone leaning against white mug with greenery in front and plate of scones behind.

Expert Tips

  • Remember to preheat the oven!
  • Make sure the butter is cold before grating.
  • Don’t overwork the dough. Just lightly fold/toss everything together to ensure the flakiest and most tender scones.
  • Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, you may have more or less scones, as well as baking times may need to be adjusted.
  • To speed things up, you can freeze these scones for about 10 minutes, if you would like to, but refrigerating for about 20-25 minutes does help with the slight spreading.

When you make these Gingerbread Spiced Chocolate Chip Scones, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

three white plates, each containing gingerbread men shaped scones, with three more scones around on marble surface, with mug of coffee, gold bowl of chocolate chips with star anise pod, and green garland beside.

Gingerbread Spiced Chocolate Chip Scones

The perfect breakfast bake to enjoy during the holiday's…Gingerbread Spiced Chocolate Chip Scones! Every bite is soft, tender, full of warming spices, and loaded with chocolate chips. It simply does not get any better! SO. GOOD.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Refrigeration Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 448 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • teaspoons gingerbread spice
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
  • cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 °F.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together cream, molasses, and egg. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, gingerbread spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Grate in butter.
  • Toss gently to mix.
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Toss lightly to mix.
  • Add wet ingredients.
  • Mix only until moistened.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll out dough to ½ inch thickness.
  • Cut out gingerbread shapes.
  • Gather scraps, brushing off excess flour, and re-roll.
  • Place scones on prepared pan.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • Traditional sized chocolate chips can be used in this recipe.
  • Homemade or store-bought gingerbread spice may be used.
  • The chocolate chips can be omitted, if desired!
 
Expert Tips:
  • Remember to preheat the oven!
  • Make sure the butter is cold before grating.
  • Don’t overwork the dough. Just lightly fold/toss everything together to ensure the flakiest and most tender scones.
  • Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, you may have more or less scones, as well as baking times may need to be adjusted.
  • To speed things up, you can freeze these scones for about 10 minutes, if you would like to, but refrigerating for about 20-25 minutes does help with the slight spreading.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sconeCalories: 448kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 6gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 292mgPotassium: 281mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 628IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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