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Glazed Coconut Scones

2017 April 5
by Emily Hill

If you’re a fan of coconut and enjoy a good scone, you’ll love these glazed coconut scones featuring shredded coconut inside and out!

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Glazed Coconut Scones -- If you are a fan of coconut and enjoy a good scone, you will love these glazed coconut scones featuring shredded coconut inside and out! | isthisreallymylife.com


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I should have said “if you’re a fan of coconut and carbs” because you’ll find both in abundance when making these glazed coconut scones. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

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Glazed Coconut Scones -- If you are a fan of coconut and enjoy a good scone, you will love these glazed coconut scones featuring shredded coconut inside and out! | isthisreallymylife.com

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I’ve been craving a good English scone since I ate one while sitting in the garden area at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It was seriously to die for. And while these coconut scones may not be super traditional, they were yummy enough to curb those cravings…for the time being.

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Glazed Coconut Scones -- If you are a fan of coconut and enjoy a good scone, you will love these glazed coconut scones featuring shredded coconut inside and out! | isthisreallymylife.com

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The light, sweet flavor and texture of these scones combined with the powdered sugar glaze and shredded coconut make them perfect for Easter brunch, Mother’s Day brunch or any springtime brunch. They were much easier to make than I thought and turned out amazingly well despite it being my first time making traditional scones. I consider that a win!

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Glazed Coconut Scones -- If you are a fan of coconut and enjoy a good scone, you will love these glazed coconut scones featuring shredded coconut inside and out! | isthisreallymylife.com

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If you can’t find unsweetened coconut at your local grocery store (I found mine in the organic section), you can buy it online. Bob’s Red Mill makes my favorite unsweetened shredded coconut, and if you store it in an airtight container, it stays fresh for quite a while. Or at least long enough to make plenty of scones, chocolate cranberry oatmeal protein bars and my favorite orange oatmeal cookies. Don’t forget to pick up some quality coconut extract while you’re at it!

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Glazed Coconut Scones -- If you are a fan of coconut and enjoy a good scone, you will love these glazed coconut scones featuring shredded coconut inside and out! | isthisreallymylife.com

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Printable recipe for glazed coconut scones below. Enjoy!
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Glazed Coconut Scones
 
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If you're a fan of coconut and enjoy a good scone, you'll love these glazed coconut scones featuring shredded coconut inside and out! Makes approx. 12 to 14 large scones.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
Scones
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
Glaze
  • 2 T milk
  • ½ tsp coconut extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, plus more if needed
  • 1½ cups shredded coconut
Instructions
Scones
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and coconut in a large bowl. Work cubed butter into flour mixture with fingers until crumbly with pea-sized pieces of butter.
  3. Whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla and coconut extract in a medium bowl. Stir into flour mixture until just combined, using hands to lightly knead until no loose flour remains.
  4. Divide dough into 12 to 13 pieces. Place each piece on cookie sheet and form into a mound.
  5. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack and cool before topping with glaze.
Glaze
  1. Whisk together milk, coconut extract and powdered sugar in a medium bowl to make a thick glaze. Add more powdered sugar if necessary.
  2. Dip tops of cooled scones in glaze followed by shredded coconut, pressing into place.
  3. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

 
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Glazed Coconut Scones -- If you are a fan of coconut and enjoy a good scone, you will love these glazed coconut scones featuring shredded coconut inside and out! | isthisreallymylife.com

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