Brown Butter Carrot Cake Scones with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

Brown Butter Carrot Cake Scones with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze!

Can you believe March is basically over? Easter is THIS weekend. I had to run out and buy a dress on Sunday, like thank goodness for Old Navy and their dress sales, man.

These carrot cake scones are the perfect way to relax on the weekends. I would know because when I made them on Sunday morning, I was recovering from one of the most stressful weeks of my life. I’m aware of how dramatic that sounds, but occasionally the universe gives you those weeks when all the things goΒ wrong, you realize rockbottom is actually not the bottom, and sometimes beer tastes good?

So maybe I only have one recipe for you this week, but life can be ridiculous, right? It might be hard, but sometimes you have to make yourself take a step back and think, I have this much time on this day and it’s not as much as I want but what can I get out of it? How much can I do and it actually mean something?

Brown Butter Carrot Cake Scones with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze!

Like, sometimes you are dying to get into shape but you have a knee injury and you have to actually take the time to sit on the couch and watch Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix with your leg propped up in order to get better.

Sometimes you need to block off a whole morning to make scones and then sit at the kitchen table for a solid half hour doing nothing but enjoying coffee and scones and pinterest.

Sometimes you have to go into work on a Saturday and go beast mode on some stuff while no one is there to watch you working like a crazy person.

And sometimes you just have to buy four dresses when they’re on sale, you know? (They can be dressed up or down, so it’s totally practical.)

Brown Butter Carrot Cake Scones with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze!

So I hope that if your life has been as crazy as mine has been recently, that you can take some time to do something you enjoy. Especially if it’s with your family and friends and all the people who make you forget about the stupid things you stress out about. And especially especially if it involves brown butter and cinnamon and carrot cake scones with maple cream cheese glaze. I know for a fact those will make you feel better.

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Brown Butter Carrot Cake Scones with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze
These scones are perfect for brunch or Easter or whenever you get a scone craving and also happen to have carrots.
brown butter carrot cake scones
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup brown butter, cold!!
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • ½ cup finely grated carrots
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

maple cream cheese glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese, extremely soft
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • ½ cup heavy cream
for the scones!
  1. In a food processor, combine flour, baking powder, both sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg. Pulse a couple times to mix, then cut the butter into chunks and add to the food processor. Process until butter is completely incorporated, and the mixture resembles the texture of slightly damp sand. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, combine heavy cream, egg, and maple extract, and whisk to combine. Pour this mixture over the flour mixture and fold until a dough forms. Add the carrots and pecans and fold until incorporated.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat. Lightly dust a clean surface with flour. Divide the scone dough in half, and form each half into flat round disks about half an inch thick. (You may need to use flour on your hands.) Slice each round of dough into 8 wedges, giving you a grand total of 16 wedges.
  4. Carefully transfer the wedges to the prepared baking sheets, placing 8 on each. Space the wedges at least 2-3 inches apart because they will puff up in the oven.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. The scones should be golden brown and crisp on the outside. Let the scones cool before glazing.
maple cream cheese glaze
  1. In a bowl, combine powdered sugar, very soft cream cheese, maple extract, and heavy cream. Whisk until completely combined. Drizzle glaze over scones and enjoy!
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