Carrot Cake Scones

If you love carrot cake, you’re going to love these carrot cake scones. Actually, even if you don’t like carrot cake you might still like, or even love these scones. Personally I do not like carrot cake. In my opinion vegetables just don’t belong in sweet recipes but these carrot cake scones work! The flavors mesh so perfectly and make you want more… and more 🙂

Carrot Cake Scones via Sweet as a Cookie

I made my scones in two shapes. I rolled out the dough and cut out the traditional triangle shapes. For the other half of the dough I used a round cookie cutter to punch out perfect rounds. Personally I like the rounds better because they’re more perfect. I hate when foods are a million different sizes. By using the cookie cutter they’ll be sure to all be equal in size.

Carrot Cake Scones via Sweet as a Cookie

I just love how the carrot shows in the scones. The beautiful orange from the carrot really adds a nice pop of color. These carrot cake scones would love beautiful on an easter table. You might want to make a double batch though, they’re hard to resist 😉

Carrot Cake Scones via Sweet as a Cookie

Over the weekend we started working on our landscaping in the front of the house. It was beautiful outside and the temperature was in the seventies. While digging up the old landscaping we ran into a million bugs and worms, gross! I’ve never seen so many worms in my life. I told my boyfriend we should have saved them and put a sign in our yard that said, “live bait,” I mean it is officially fishing season after all. 

Carrot Cake Scones via Sweet as a Cookie

Today the weather took a turn for the worst and there’s now snow on the ground. I guess I should have expected it considering we live in Pennsylvania. Luckily it’s going to warm up again after today, but it just ruined everyones happy spring mood.

Carrot Cake Scones via Sweet as a Cookie

These carrot cake scones will be sure to make anyone happy. Like I said before even if you don’t like carrot cake you might find yourself loving these scones.

Carrot Cake Scones
Yields 16
Why eat cake when you can have a scone?
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  1. 3 1/4 cups flour
  2. 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 tbs. baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  5. 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  6. 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  7. 1/8 tsp. cloves
  8. 1/2 cup cold salted butter, cubed
  9. 1 cup buttermilk
  10. 1 large egg, beaten
  11. 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  12. 1 cup shredded carrot (approx. 2 medium carrots)
Cream Cheese Glaze
  1. 1 oz. cream cheese, softened
  2. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  3. 1 cup powdered sugar
  4. 2-3 tbs. milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. Once mixed cut in cold butter until butter is the size of peas.
  4. Mix in buttermilk, egg, vanilla, and shredded carrot.
  5. Mix until just combined (I used my stand mixer).
  6. Roll out dough 3/4 inch thick on floured surface.
  7. Cut out shape of your choice and place on a lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  9. For the glaze; while scones are in the oven combine cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk.
  10. Drizzle glaze over cooled scones and enjoy!
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    April 17, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    I happen to love carrot cake. I’m also a huge fan of scones! These were obviously meant to be!

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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    April 18, 2014 at 6:15 AM

    Oh my goodness, these are genius…and they look amazing! What a perfect treat for Easter brunch. Pinned!

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      Karissa Krishart
      April 18, 2014 at 1:17 PM

      Thank you so much Blair! They’re certainly perfect for Easter. I know they’ll be on our brunch table 😉

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    Anthony Maiello
    May 1, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    I am making these tomorrow. Gathering all my ingredients. I noticed cloves on the list. Safe to assume it’s ground cloves? Please let me know.

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      Karissa Krishart
      May 1, 2015 at 6:53 PM

      Yes sorry about that. Ground cloves 🙂

      Happy Baking!

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        Anthony Maiello
        May 1, 2015 at 6:57 PM

        No need to be sorry. This will be my first attempt at making scones and am super excited! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

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    Anthony Maiello
    May 3, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    So this was the first time I have made scones although I have eaten tons of them lol. These had an amazing taste to them and the icing was brilliant! I’m wondering where I went wrong though because they didn’t have the scone texture I’m used to (except the edges). Maybe I didn’t bake them long enough? I had them in for 16 minutes. Any ideas? Or since it’s a carrot cake scone did it come out right being cakes?

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