Monday, July 28, 2014

Blueberry Cream Cheese and Oats Scones

I loved these blueberry scones that I made for Sunday breakfast.



We had my father-in-law staying with us the last couple of weeks. He actually left yesterday to go to visit his daughter in Chicago. I know I have said this before, but I feel blessed to have this man in my life.

While he stayed with us our kids popped in to see him several times to play games and share a few laughs and some love with their grandpa. This past weekend one of our nieces that lives close by stopped in with her boyfriend to visit with us and my father-in-law.

They stayed overnight, so I wanted to fix an easy breakfast, but something that was a bit special too. Since blueberries are in season and a bit cheaper in the stores now I made some scones. You know me and how much I love scones.



I had made some scones last year with some cream cheese that I really loved, so I decided to try it again with these blueberry scones. I love the cream cheese in these scones; I think that it makes the scones a bit less dry.

If you like your scones a bit less dry you need to try these, they are quite yummy!



Blueberry Cream Cheese and Oats Scones
Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup old fashion oats
1/2 cup butter room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
2 ounces cream cheese
1 egg
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cup blueberries
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar to a medium bowl and mix together. Add the butter and with a pastry cutter cut in the butter until the mixture is pea sized pieces. Stir in the oats.
2. In another bowl blend the cream cheese, egg, cream, and vanilla and mix together. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture blend until well blended. Gently fold in the blueberries.
3. Lightly grease baking sheets.
4. Using a tablespoon scoop about a 1/4 cup of the dough and place on cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 to 17 minutes or until the scones are lightly browned.
5. If you like you can drizzle a powder sugar icing over the scones once they are cooled.
6. For the icing beat 1 cup of powder sugar, a dab of butter (about 1/4 teaspoon), a dash salt, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 to 2 tablespoons cream (enough to make a thin icing). Beat together until smooth, drizzle over cooled scones and serve.








11 comments:

  1. Omy I love these bluberry scones look amazing Dawn:)

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  2. I love blueberry scones, it's our go-to Sunday treat too for very special occasions. I love your version! Yum. I love your presentation too with the brown paper bag crumpled under the plate, very innovative =)

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  3. I think I've told you this before but it's worth repeating: I LOVE anything blueberry!

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  4. Dawn, I seriously want to be your neighbor so I can pop by each time I smell something delicious coming from your house!

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    1. That would be fun to have you next door, Jhanis. I do love cooking for people.

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  5. Lucky father-in-law and niece to have you cooking up these delicious bites for them!

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  6. Hi Dawn,
    I really need to bake some scones. Yours look amazing and the thought of cream cheese just sends them over the top! Blueberry season will soon be gone. I better get me some more and save this recipe!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Dawn...I'll be pinning these yummies!

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  7. We're eating a lot of blueberries at the moment (had some for breakfast this morning!). Haven't done scones yet, and need to. Terrific stuff -- thanks.

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  8. These scones with blueberries look so good!

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  9. To die for! I so look forward to the day you author a cookbook...

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    1. Thanks Shelly, you are too kind. That would be fun to author a cookbook.

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