This “sconie” was inspired by a traditional scone recipe that is a favourite in the Desforges-Bell household. In order to satisfy more restrictive diets, we have played around with this recipe to obtain a gluten-free version. The result is halfway between a scone and a cookie, hence the name “sconie”. Enjoy these with your favourite cup of tea as a great afternoon snack.
Makes 12 servings (or 12 cookies)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30
What you need:
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
- 1/4 cup unrefined coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 3 tbsp cold butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk (from the can)
- 1/4 cup strawberry jam
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
What you do:
- Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, rosemary, and salt). Add the cold butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or a fork, until you get a mixture that resembles a coarse meal.
- Add the cream and mix well until the mixture thickens up.
- Using a large spoon, scoop some of the mixture and drop onto your baking sheet. Flatten with fingers if necessary to form a thick cookie. Using a smaller spoon, add some strawberry jam to each cookie by pressing into the middle of each one. Top with some chopped pecans. Dust with some extra coconut sugar if desired.
- Cook in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until cookies are golden brown and firm to the touch. Let cool over a wire rack. Enjoy with your favourite cup of tea!
- You can use 1/2 tsp of dried rosemary instead of fresh.
- You can replace the strawberry jam with any fruit jam or jelly.
- Serving size is one cookie.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container for a week, or freeze for up to 3 months.