Mardi Gras Buttermilk Scones

Mardi Gras Buttermilk Scones

Way better than King Cake IMO!
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  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, diced
  • 3 ounces cold cream cheese, diced
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup buttermilk (plus more for brushing)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • Buttermilk Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar & 2-3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • Mardi Gras colored sugars 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

In a medium bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder & salt.  Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter and cream cheese until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 

In a small bowl whisk sour cream, buttermilk, & extracts.  Add to flour mixture.  Combine until a sticky dough forms (I used my Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook for this part). 

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead lightly 4-5 times.  Use a rolling pin to roll into a circle 1” thick.  Cut wedges from dough and place on baking sheet.  Brush with additional buttermilk.  Bake 20 minutes.  Let cool completely.  

To make glaze whisk the powdered sugar & buttermilk.  Pour over scones.  Top with Mardi Gras colored sugars.

Recipe from Louisiana Cookin'.