- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (not instant)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoon cold butter
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 large egg
- 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup half-and-half
- 2 teaspoons imitation maple flavoring
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 teaspoons whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon imitation maple flavoring
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. To make the scones, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Use a pastry knife or a fork to cut the cold butter into the dry mixture. Break the butter down until there are no pieces larger than a pea. Stir in the chopped walnuts.
3. Use an electric mixer to combine the egg, brown sugar, half-and-half, and maple flavoring in a medium bowl.
4. Combine the wet ingredients with dry ingredients and blend with electric mixer until firm, then use your hands to mix the dough until you can form it
into a ball. Pat the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1¼ inches thick. Shape the dough into a rectangle, and then use a pizza wheel or large knife to cut the dough into 6 triangles. Arrange the dough triangles on a baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or just until the scones begin to turn light brown on the edges.
5. As the scones cool, combine the icing ingredients in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on low speed. When the scones have cooled, spread the icing on top of each one with a frosting knife or spatula.