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Molasses Crinkle Scones

Fall favorite spices of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves combined with sweet molasses in a rustic crinkle scone.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon, Fall Favorites, molasses, rustic
Yield: 8 scones
Calories: 374kcal


For scones:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold or briefly frozen
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, vanilla (any milk will do)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

For crinkle topping:

  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. coarse sugar crystals


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Prepare baking sheet: either cut parchment paper to size, or lightly grease.
  • In large bowl, mix all dry ingredients: flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, cloves, and salt.
  • Cut in cold butter with pastry cutter or 2 knives until crumbly. Another method is to grate briefly frozen butter, then stir.
  • In separate bowl, mix wet ingredients: eggs, molasses, milk, and vanilla.
  • Incorporate wet ingredients into dry ingredients, stir just until combined. Do NOT over mix. Place on work surface and knead a few times to fully blend all ingredients.
  • Shape dough into 8-inch circle, then cut out 8 triangles.
  • Place triangles on prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush on milk and sprinkle sugar over tops of triangles.
  • Bake for 15 - 18 minutes. Enjoy!


Serving suggestion: serve warm slathered in butter. Yummy!
Also, a simple glaze of powdered sugar mixed with a few dribbles of water creates a pretty topping.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 421IU | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 3mg