This Toffee Scones recipe is the perfect thing to enjoy with a cup of steaming coffee. The sweet, crunchy toffee is delicious in the soft scones.
I’ve always had a thing for toffee. Growing up, Skor bars were one of my favorite candy bars. My mom used to make Almond Rocca (something I’ve got to try making one of these days) and I loved it. You know how women get cravings when they are pregnant? Well, I remember craving Skor bars during one of my pregnancies. One day, we stopped to get gas and when Brian ran into pay (this was back in the “old days” when pay-at-the-pump wasn’t always available) he asked me if I wanted anything. I asked for a Skor bar and he came out with a Heath bar since the gas station didn’t sell Skor bars. And if you know anything about the cravings of a pregnant woman, you will understand why that didn’t work for me. So, my wonderful husband found me a Skor bar from another gas station. I can’t remember if it was that same day or soon afterward, but I know the whole ordeal was a little mind-boggling for him. I’m not sure what the difference is between Skor bars and Heath bars. They are both owned by Hershey’s and they are both toffee covered with chocolate. Do you prefer one over the other?
So, going along with my love for toffee, I decided to add toffee to another one of my favorites: scones. The soft, fluffy texture of the scones and the sweet crunch of toffee were perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee.
- 2 cups flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, cold
- ⅔ cup half 'n half
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup whipped cream cheese
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- 1 cup toffee bits
- Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Cut cold butter into slices and add to flour mixture.
- Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives.
- Mix in half 'n half, egg, cream cheese, vanilla and toffee bits with a fork until mixture comes together. Gently gather dough into a large lump.
- Divide dough in half and gently form into two 8 inch circles on a greased cookie sheet.
- Cut into 8 wedges with a long, sharp, floured knife but do not separate the wedges.
- Bake at 425°F for 14 to 16 minutes until golden brown.
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