Coconut Macadamia Nut Mini Scones

Made these little goodies for a recent baby shower and loved the light flavor and tiny bites they offered. The coconut wasn’t too powerful and the macadamia nuts gave a nice little crunch. I had a few leftover and crumbled them into my morning oatmeal for a little extra flavor. Yum!

Also on the menu for the shower? Wicked Brownie Bites and Mini Madeleines.

Coconut Macadamia Nut Mini Scones

Makes 24
Recipe courtesyBite-Size Desserts cookbook

1/3 cup shredded coconut
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon plus 1 t. sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled
1/2 cup coarsely chopped, toasted unsalted macadamia nuts
1/3 cup plus 2 t. heavy whipping cream
1 egg, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 and put rack in middle. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place coconut in pie plate and toast in oven 4 minutes. Shake pan and toast another 3 to 4 minutes, until light golden brown. Remove and cool. Raise oven temperature to 425.

Pulse flour, 1 T. sugar, baking powder, and salt in bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade.

Cut butter into small pieces and add to flour mixture. Pulse until butter is in very tiny pieces, 30 seconds. Add nuts and coconut and pulse to mix in.

Lightly beat 1/3 c. cream with egg and vanilla. With food processor running, pour through feed tube and process until dough forms into ball, about 30 seconds.

Dust large piece parchment paper with flour and turn dough onto it. Knead briefly and divide into 6 equal pieces. Form each piece into disk about 3 inches diameter. Using sharp knife dipped in flour, quarter each disk into 4 equal wedges. Transfer scones to lined baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch space between each.

Brush tops with 2 t. cream. Lightly sprinkle with 1 t. sugar.

Bake 15 to 17 minutes, until light golden. Remove from oven and cool on rack.

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~ by spontaneoustruth on November 11, 2010.

2 Responses to “Coconut Macadamia Nut Mini Scones”

  1. Love mini scones – you can eat 3/4/5 times as many!

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