Gingerbread Scones

These Gingerbread Scones are quick and easy to make…and perfect for a weekend breakfast on a chilly Winter morning!

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These Gingerbread Drop Scones are quick and easy to make...and perfect for a weekend breakfast on a chilly Winter morning!“Run, run as fast as you can!  You can’t catch me.  I’m the Gingerbread Man!”  Whenever I think about gingerbread, I think about Gingy from Shrek.  You know, the gingerbread man who resists torture by Lord Farquaad…at least until Farquaad starts plucking off his gumdrops.  (“No!  Not the buttons!  Not the gumdrop buttons!”)

Now that we are smack in the middle of Christmas season, I’ve been craving gingerbread like it’s my job.  As I was mixing up my 2nd batch of Classic Gingerbread Cookies the other day, I had an awesome idea.  What if I created a gingerbread scone?  That way, I could indulge in my gingerbread craving for breakfast, too!  (Not that I’m against eating gingerbread cookies for breakfast…just for the record.)

These Gingerbread Drop Scones are quick and easy to make...and perfect for a weekend breakfast on a chilly Winter morning!

Gingerbread Drop Scones

These Gingerbread Scones couldn’t be easier to make.  The batter is a bit sticky, but that’s the only downside.  Unlike traditional scones which are shaped into a circle and then sliced into wedges, drop scones are just that.  A handful of batter dropped onto a baking sheet.  I guess you could think of drop scones as a cousin to cookies.  They’re just the cousin that likes to get up early and hang out with a cup of hot coffee.

Just like gingerbread cookies aren’t the same without icing, these Gingerbread Scones aren’t complete unless you drizzle them with a simple powdered sugar glaze.  The scones themselves are actually not very sweet at all.  In fact, aside from a few spices, the only sweetener in the scones is a bit of molasses.  (Remember that part about the batter being sticky?)  I nibbled on one of these scones before I made the glaze…and I was a bit disappointed.  I mean, it tasted like gingerbread, but it was just missing something.  I made the icing, and that’s when my wife walked in and dipped a corner of scone into the icing.  Magic!  Icing and gingerbread goes together like Hall and Oates…or Mario and Luigi…or Statler and Waldorf.  Do you catch my drift here?

These Gingerbread Drop Scones are quick and easy to make...and perfect for a weekend breakfast on a chilly Winter morning!These Gingerbread Scones are like eating a little bite of Christmas…for breakfast!  Even Mrs. Spiced (who readily admits that gingerbread is not her favorite flavor) wanted seconds.  I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

Did you make a batch of these Gingerbread Scones at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  I’d love to see your version!

These Gingerbread Scones are quick and easy to make...and perfect for a weekend breakfast on a chilly Winter morning!

Gingerbread Drop Scones

These Gingerbread Scones are quick and easy to make...and perfect for a weekend breakfast on a chilly Winter morning!
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 328kcal


For the Scones

For the Glaze


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients (flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and salt). Mix until well blended.
  • Cut butter into pea-sized cubes; stir butter into the dry ingredients until cubes are well-coated.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients (heavy cream, molasses and egg). Whisk together.
  • Add liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until liquids are fully absorbed. (The batter will be very sticky.)
  • Drop about 1/3 cup of batter onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining batter, spacing scones about 2” inches apart. Flatten tops of scones slightly with your hand.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30-32 minutes, or until edges of scones just begin to turn crispy.
  • Allow scones to cool for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the Glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Once scones have cooled, drizzle the tops with Glaze.

Looking for more gingerbread recipes?  I’ve got ya covered!  Check out some of these other favorites:

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This Gingerbread is a classic holiday comfort food!Classic Gingerbread

Packed with spices and real vanilla beans, this Gingerbread Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting is the perfect holiday dessert!Gingerbread Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

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  1. I want gingerbread everything now too!! Made a bunch of cookies last weekend and these scones are now destined for this coming weekend! PS: thanks for making me think of Shrek all day long now 🙂

    1. Haha…you totally are going to have the best day ever now, Zainab! You’ll be quoting Shrek all day. In fact, I think some gingerbread scones would taste great while watching Shrek this weekend. 🙂

    1. No! Susie! Hahaha…I had totally forgotten that scene. I just cracked up laughing again, Shashi. And it also reminded me how much I love Donkey. He is absolutely one of my favorite movie characters of all time. “Ogres are like onions.” “They stink?” 🙂

      1. Stop looking in my windows!! SHEESH. I couldn’t help myself. Between your delicious eggnog ice cream yesterday and Chris’ red velvet crinkles today, I’m just on a flipping sugar high. Now give me some gingerbread, dang it! #AlsoBiPolar
        Ohhh, my favorite part of the Gingy scene… “NO! Not the gumdrop buttons!!!”

        1. There are SO many cookies on my must make list…and there’s only a week until Christmas. How am I ever going to do it all? (especially when I’m standing outside of your window…at least you could invite me inside where it’s warm…)

          1. Haha! OK, so I’ve mentioned this once before, but someone has conveniently ignored the comment. Get your butt to Chicago for the Eat Write Retreat in June… and bring along Shashi, Chris, Mike,, and anyone else who wants to indulge in a big pile of cookies, ice cream, bread, and any other amazing snacks that we can make up in my hotel room!!! I’ll bring the slow cooker 🙂

  2. Gingerbread makes you think of Shrek! lmao! <—hmm if only I could! Just kidding, moving on! I love Shrek but whenever I think of gingerbread I think of eating it. Just sayin'. These scones look perfect for an easy breakfast. I don't know why but shaping and cutting out the scones just seems so cumbersome, but you have eliminated that problem!!! Pinned~

    1. Yup, easy is how I roll for the holidays! And these scones couldn’t be any easier. Plus, if they are easy, then that means I get to spend more time watching Shrek. And we all know that sitting around eating gingerbread scones and watching Shrek would constitute the best morning ever!

  3. LOL @ the Shrek reference. That has to be one of my favorite scenes in the movie. Doesn’t he say “bite me” as well? Hilarious! Now back to these scones, you had me at gingerbread then sealed it with drop scones. I struggle with my holiday baking list that is way too long, now you drop this recipe on me. Ugh. The Christmas baking struggle is real! Too much to bake, too little time! LOL!

    1. Haha…”bite me”! I had forgotten about that line. There are so many clever lines in Shrek! Hmmm…too much to bake and too little time? Sounds like someone needs to have breakfast for dinner tonight! May I suggest some gingerbread scones? (It’s the holidays…you are totally allowed to have scones for dinner!)

    1. Hey, don’t eat Gingy! Haha…I totally agree. After all of this Shrek talk today, I totally need to go back and watch it again. The first one was the best!!

    1. I totally agree, Tori! If I had my way, gingerbread would be a year-round flavor. But it isn’t…so I just make sure to eat enough gingerbread everything during the holidays. 🙂

  4. That Mrs. Spiced always has some good ideas! These look great and I would love one with my coffee right now, too. I’ve really become a fan of gingerbread over the past year or so and when molasses is included – BAM! Good stuff there I tell ya…. I love Shrek, too It’s a movie to watch again and again due to all the great, subtle lines. 😉

    1. Hey, don’t give Mrs. Spiced any more encouragement! She already reminds me enough about her ideas as it is. Haha! Seriously…she calls herself the “Creative Director of”. Yup, all of this Shrek talk has definitely made me want to go watch it again…I love all the subtle humor in it! Thanks, Kevin!

      1. I just realized the Reply Comment plugin on my site has for whatever reason been disabled! I was wondering, because now I feel bad after all the replies I’ve made there were none back! And how long has this been going on?! Which one here do you use David? TIme for a new one on my site. Grrrr.

        1. Annoying! I actually think my replies were hard coded into my theme when I had it developed for me a while back. I looked through my plugins, and nothing jumps out at me. I did, however, just hear about a Facebook comment widget that has been getting lots of positive vibes. Maybe it’s worth looking into and trying it out for a week or two?

    1. Donkey was BY FAR my favorite character in Shrek, too. My wife says I remind her of Donkey because I’m often just talking aimlessly for hours on end. 🙂

  5. Do you know the muffin man?

    I don’t, but these look delicious- I would totally eat these for breakfast, but then again, when I had leftover frosting the other day I ate that on toast because.. well. No food goes to waste.

    1. Yes, I know the muffin man. The one who lives on Drury Lane?

      I think you totally need to go meet the muffin man. I mean, c’mon…who doesn’t want to know the muffin man? Plus, it would be pretty cool to be called the muffin man! Frosting on toast? Now that’s epic!! It’s also totally allowed because we are smack in the middle of the holidays…any bad food cravings this time of the year can be blamed on the holidays, and that makes it ok.

  6. I’ve been craving gingerbread like crazy too!!! These scones are filled with everything Christmas. . the ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. . ah .. my fave things!! love these scones!! and happy holidays!! woot woot!!!

    1. Thanks, Alice! If ‘gingerbread coma’ was a real thing, then I’m fairly certain I would get there everything Christmas. Haha! Happy Holidays!!

  7. Now this is a Christmas-worthy breakfast! My wife and I usually go into the city to pick up scones every Christmas Eve for Christmas Day breakfast… but not sure if we are gonna make it in this year. Maybe I need to start a new tradition with these drop scones! #wolfpackeats

    1. No more going into the city for scones! Forget that mess! These drop scones are crazy easy since they don’t require any shaping. In fact, they’re so easy that I’d just make ’em fresh for Christmas morning. They taste ok re-heated, but they are definitely much better fresh. I hope you and Asheley have an awesome Christmas…enjoy it, my downstate friend!

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