Christmas Bakes

Lightly Spiced Iced Scones

Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg are all beautiful, warming spices. They go hand in hand with winter in my opinion and I love adding them to bakes that just ooze comfort.

Iced Spiced Scones|Simply Homemade

Added to these scones which are then iced with vanilla icing, this is sheer pleasure on your palate.

Ingredients Iced Spiced Scones|Simply Homemade

250g Plain Flour
1½ tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Ginger
Pinch Nutmeg
25g Caster Sugar
40g Butter
125ml Milk
1 Egg

100g Icing Sugar
1½ Tbsp Milk
½ tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat the oven to 200C and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a dusting of flour.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg into a large bowl.
  • Add the sugar and give it a stir.
  • Rub in the butter with your fingertips.
  • Beat the milk and egg together, then add to the dry ingredients. Bring the dough together. If it seems too wet, add more flour.
  • Pat the dough out on a floured surface and cut out your scones using a cutter. I used a small one and got 10 scones.
  • Bake the scones for 15 minutes and cool on a wire rack.
  • As the scones cool, prepare the icing. Whisk the icing sugar, milk and vanilla together. Then add teaspoonfuls of icing to the scones.

Iced Spiced Scones|Simply Homemade

These scones are so light and delicious. We had them without butter or cream, the icing was enough. They are delicious enjoyed with a cuppa by the fire, fairy lights twinkling.


Iced Spiced Scones|Simply Homemade

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