Who’s excited for Thanksgiving?
Personally, I LOVE Thanksgiving. It’s the one holiday where my whole entire family gets together and spends the entire day cooking (…and eating 😉 It’s the best time to try out new dishes, because there’s always plenty of taste testers.
Thanksgiving also marks the shift from fall to winter. Once we hit Friday, there will be Christmas decorations everywhere.
While I adore snow and all the great activities it brings, I’m not such a fan of the cold, and trust me, it gets mighty cold in New England. Brrrr 😦
For all those days you’re huddling in blankets, drinking tea, and trying to prevent your icy toes from falling off, these scones will warm you right up. It’s a perfect excuse to turn on your oven and fill your house with heat and tropical smells.
Honestly, coconut and white chocolate just have that amazing ability to make you feel like you’re in paradise. Did you know that white chocolate doesn’t actually have any chocolate in it? It’s just cocoa butter! In any case, when combined with the sweetened coconut, it makes these scones just sweet enough that you don’t have to add any sugar. It’s practically health food!
So who needs a ticket to Hawaii? Bake up these lovelies and you’ll be all set.
Snowstorms? Bring it on.
Coconut White Chocolate Scones
3 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of sweetened flaked coconut
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of butter (1 1/2 sticks), cut into small pieces
1 cup of buttermilk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of coconut extract
1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, coconut, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the small pieces of butter in and use your fingers to rub it in until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gently stir in the buttermilk, vanilla extract, and coconut extract. Use a spatula to fold in the white chocolate chips.
With an ice cream scoop, drop spoonfuls of the batter onto the baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops are lightly golden brown. Enjoy, and happy Thanksgiving!