Lingonberry Drop Scones

Dad always got the burnt cookies. In our family it was standard practice to set off the smoke detector. The first batch was uneven because we never waited to preheat, the second batch was nearly perfect because we actually paid attention, the third batch was burnt because we got cocky. After that we cared just enough to finish the batter without setting off the smoke detector.
At some point during the chaos my dad would come into the kitchen and ask if he could try one. We always pointed him towards the burnt cookies because we were usually only baking for a party or bake sale, meaning we left the black-bottom cookies for dad.

Instead of asking "Can I have a cookie?" dad started asking "Where are the burnt cookies?"
This batch of drop scones initiated my future baking attempts in my new apartment. I burnt them.

After spending a few minutes fanning the smoke detector with a rag and opening windows I decided the damage wasn't so bad. The bottoms of the scones were only a shade darker than medium brown which warranted them edible for me or my dad.

Lucky for dad I don't burn cookies or any other baked goods anymore, and if I do I make sure he's not around to have to eat them.

Lingonberry Oat Scones
1/2 c old fashioned oats
3/4 c flour
1.5 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 c coconut cream
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c lingonberry preserves
Extra sugar

Preheat oven to 425ยบ F
-Mix the oats, flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder
-Mix the coconut cream, egg, vanilla, and preserves together in a separate bowl
-Combine the wet and dry ingredients
-Drop the batter onto an oiled or parchment paper-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with a coating of sugar on top of each mound
-Bake for 10-15 minutes or until light brown (don't burn!)
-Let cool, and enjoy!


Wren KW 12/10/12, 12:09 PM  

I have never heard of a lingonberry before. They look delicious despite the smoke.

Candypants 12/11/12, 1:41 AM  

i was just saying yesterday that dad always got the burnt cookies. only in my adulthood did i realize that he didn't want the burnt cookies, he just got them.

thelittleloaf 12/11/12, 3:18 AM  

I love the idea of using coconut cream in these, yum!

sweet road 12/11/12, 8:45 AM  


LPFashionPhilosophy 12/11/12, 4:46 PM  


ox from NYC!


Zoe 12/11/12, 5:20 PM  

Your dad is so sweet eating all the burnt cookies. He must be a careful dad reserving all the better cookies for the rest of the family.

I have not seen and taste lingonberry and would love to bake these scones if I can find this preserve.

Nice to know you via blogging. Hope to be back for more... I'm now your latest follower.


erica marie 12/12/12, 12:54 AM  

Yum, these look delicious and funny post.

xo erica

Little Paper Trees 12/13/12, 5:20 AM  

found you via Olivia's blog - I always set the smoke alarm off too!

Christine @ Cooking Crusade 12/13/12, 11:14 PM  

heehee these lingonberry always reminds me of Ikea lol. these cookies look lovely though. could you use cranberries in place of lingonberries maybe? i'm not sure where to get the preserve..

Che-Cheh 12/18/12, 9:25 PM  

I have lingonberry jam... would love to try this. :)


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