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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
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup brown butter cold!!
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1/2 cup finely grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

maple cream cheese glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese extremely soft
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


for the scones!

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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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