Day 12 – Christmas Scones

How about leaving something a little bit different for Father Christmas this year?

A Christmas Scone  filled with cream would send him on his way just nicely!


225g self-raising flour

50g butter, cold diced

20g caster sugar

1/2 of a 411g jar of Mincemeat

1 large egg, plus enough milk to make up to 100ml

Makes 6.

This recipe comes with inspiration from my Bake Off champion Edd Kimber The Boy Who Bakes who often talked about his lovely Mum making Mincemeat Scones – I thought it was time I figured out how!  They taste very reminiscent of a Mince Pie, as you’d expect, but are a great addition to any Christmas Baking repertoire!

Preheat the oven to 200c (fan)/200c/Gas Mark 6.

Start off with adding the egg to a jug and topping it up with milk to the 100ml mark.  Whisk it together and set it to one side.

Put the flour in a large bowl and add the diced butter.

Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Stir through the caster sugar.

Now in with half a jar of mincemeat and mix it up.  I know you’re looking at the bowl thinking how is that going to work.  It just does! Mix it up and eventually it should look like this

Make a well in the centre and pour in the egg/milk.  Using a table knife start to work the ingredients together.  It should have a light and spongy feel and may well be on the sticky side.

Lightly flour the worksurface and get the dough out of the bowl.

No rolling pin just flatten the dough out, patting on a little little flour if it’s sticky to about 1″ thick.

Now’s the time to cut out your scones.  Dip the cutter in a little flour before cutting each which will stop it from getting sticky and messy.

Transfer them to a baking tray either well greased or lined with baking paper.  Gather together the trimmings gently and carry on cutting out until it’s all used up.

Brush the tops with a little milk and then bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes until they’re  golden brown on the tops.

Split and fill with whipped cream or munch them straight off the cooling rack, don’t forget to save one for Father Christmas!

Christmas Scones

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

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585 Responses to Day 12 – Christmas Scones

  1. Jill Johnston says:

    Christmas scones, yummy! X

  2. Kirstie phillipson says:

    What a lovely idea making Xmas eve more special. I know I will be making these for Santa on Xmas eve.
    I have truly enjoyed the 12 days and will be having withdrawal symptoms now its finished :-/
    Back in the morning 🙂 keep posting 🙂

  3. What a fantastic idea! I love mincemeat, but don’t like pastry really, but I love scones! Perfec.

  4. angela says:

    Oooh, lovely! You’ve saved the best for last I think! They look amazing. My three year old and I shall be making them later. The twelve days have been great, thank you for all the ideas!

  5. Caoimhe says:

    Never thought if adding mince meat to the scones will have to try these

  6. Karen says:

    Another ‘oh yummy’ I too will miss The 12 days of Christmas x

  7. Helen says:

    Oh no I can’t believe 12 days is over already!
    We’ve used your snowman cookie as inspiration
    for cupcake toppers & made your zesty lemon curd
    (A jar of which never made it to the toast, I just ate
    it with a spoon!) Thanks again. Ruth x

  8. Gail Bedford says:

    I can smell them baking now. Lovely x

  9. Dominique Lapointe says:

    mmm scones!

  10. tina Bailey says:

    So making these for the adults at our toddler Christmas party tomorrow x

  11. Rebecca Blake says:

    Amazing 12 days of Christmas beats 5 gold rings and a partridge any day. thanks Ruth

  12. Marissa Coltman (@RissaC4) says:

    I love scones but have never considered making them for Christmas. I might substitute the whipped for clotted cream though (a personal favourite..any excuse!)

  13. Kelly Ellison says:

    Another one to add to my list of I NEED

  14. Helen Milligan says:

    I put dried cranberries in mine!

  15. Will have to try these, hubby loves scones. Thank you for sharing all these fab recipes Ruth, must try more of them in the New Year when the Mad Christmas rush is over x

  16. suzette says:

    delightful and so quick n easy too

  17. Olivia says:

    Another delish looking recipe! These 12 days have flown by!

  18. Carolyn says:

    Mmm look lovely. Thanks again for a wonderful collection of 12 days of Christmas recipes, and Merry Christmas to you & your boys 🙂

  19. Sarah says:

    Mum look delicious

  20. Sally Tattersfield says:

    I always look for something new to bake for Christmas breakfast, I think I’m going to have to make these. They look great!

  21. Catherine says:

    Lovely!! More lemon curd made last night to get rid of the chilli chutney smell lol!! Amazing recipes and i wish everyone good luck for the hamper! X

  22. Harriet Cannon says:

    Oooh now there’s an idea for the post-Christmas-afternoon-walk tea!

  23. diane hibble says:

    Oh, deeeee—-lllliiiisshhh !! I have a 4 yr old busting to make these now, she’s seen the pictures and is jumping to make them !
    (How do you think of all this stuff ?) TY

  24. Fiona McQueen says:

    lovely idea, might try this for family

  25. Anne Marigold says:

    Brilliant idea. I too am not so keen on pastry but love scones.

  26. caroline says:

    super idea.

  27. Linda B says:

    Ooh they look absolutely perfect for a pre Christmas get together and I still have some home made mincemeat. THANKYOU Ruth, for a fabulous twelve days. Not sure how you manage to come up with so many brilliant ideas but all the Pink Whiskers are very lucky you do. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family xxx

  28. Marie Therese Hayes says:

    These look delicious. Have a load of mincemeat made so know what I am going to be making with it!

  29. Lucie Skinner says:

    These look lovely – will have to give them a go

  30. Ranita says:

    The last day? Noooo! You’ve been my morning fix with my cup of tea,my 5 minutes of peace while I send the boys up to get dressed for school.
    Thank you,I have never known any of your recipes to fail me.They all turn out fantastic, from the fudge to your brownies and your battenberg to your chocolate traybake..delicious.

  31. Lucy says:

    Mmm, I live in Devon & we do love our scones!! 😉 having a buffet with my Dad, sisters & Grandparents on Boxing Day…these will definitely be one of my contributions. Thanks Ruth, these 12 days have been great 🙂

  32. Janet Burns says:

    Look fantastic, thanks Ruth for all the recipes and giving us a chance to win some fab prizes…..Merry Christmas!

  33. Deborah Cameron says:

    These sound really good and I will try them later. Did you not need any extra baking powder, with all the added mincemeat?

  34. Claire says:

    What are we going to do? My 11 year old daughter and I have throroughly enjoyed looking at your 12 Days of Christmas. We will have to create some ideas of our own – heaven help the boys in the house!

    Wish you all, a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Looking forward to 2013 and what the Pink Whisk has in store!

  35. Nichola says:

    Am hungry for these already, can’t wait until, I finish work for Christmas to get baking x

  36. Emily B says:

    Another great recipe, Ruth. Thanks!

  37. Amanda scott says:

    Mmm lovely! I picked up a few jars of Duerrs flavoured mincemeat yesterday from b&m bargains, a chocolate mince meat for 49p and a brandy and ginger ne for 99p, will need to give these a try with those ! Thans for sharing Ruth x

  38. Clare Conlon says:

    I can’t believe that’s your 12 days of christmas over and what a fab recipe to end on. Thanks for doing this I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these each day and I look forward to trying out the recipes when I’m off work over christmas.

  39. Maggie says:

    scrumptious Christmas treats

  40. Marie says:

    Scones are yummy, and I bet Santa would enjoy the break from Mince Pies.

  41. Leanne Fawcett says:

    This recipe is amaxing!! I absolutely love scones (I have one every wknd!! Is that bad?!!) I will definitely be making these and Santa will be getting one in exchange for some nice pressies!!
    Thank you so much for all the recipes the past 12 days!! Can’t believe its now only 13 sleeps till Christmas!! Eeekk!

  42. Claire says:

    Wow what an amazing 12 days, thanks ruth I feel very inspired and can’t wait to start making these . The other half will love them!

  43. Twila grower says:

    Falalalala la la la la!!! Happy Christmas Ruth!!!!
    Fingers crossed for this hamper but will still win with all your lovely recipes 😉 x

  44. Andrea Burke says:

    I have never made scones… but my 11 yo daughter made them few weeks ago in school and they were lovely, especially the one with cranberries so I think i’ll give a try to xmas ones now, might share some with my neigbours 😉

  45. Nicola Thomas says:

    Mmmm scones, thank you for all the recipes over the 12 days, dont know what i’m going to do after today. I hope you and your family have a lovely christmas.xx

  46. Sarah Roy says:

    And …. relax x

  47. …nice for breakfast too !

  48. Chloe hughes says:

    Thanks Ruth I’ve now got to get up and go n make these before my late shift!! I think there will be some very happy midwives this afternoon xx

  49. Fiona Dobson says:

    Not made scones for ages must make them in the holidays xx

  50. Emily Mills says:

    What a great idea!

  51. Carrol West says:

    OMG!!! Can’t believe its the last day!!!
    Im going to be making all of these recipes for my wonderful family for extra special Christmas treats…. Think i might have to have a trail run this weekend! lol…..
    Wot ever your all doing over xmas stay safe and have fun xx

  52. Sabrina Smith says:

    Yum, yum and might I add… Yum! Will make these for when all the parades of friends pop over in the next few weeks. Do you think I could freeze them and then whip them out in a ‘here’s one I made earlier’ style? Thanks for some fab inspiration over the last 12 days.

  53. Sandy says:

    Oooh yummy I haven’t had scones for ages *licks lips*
    Thanks Ruth for the best 12 days of Christmas I have ever had, I can’t believe they have come to an end so quickly!!!

  54. cathy says:

    great way to use up that half a jar of mincemeat I always have left over

  55. maggie pearson says:

    Nice alternative! Got everything crossed for the hamper! even the dogs paws!!! 🙂 x

  56. Rebecca hurst says:

    Oh love this idea. Might have to add the chocolate mincemeat recipe to it

  57. Fran says:

    What a lovely way to end the 12 days – I can’t believe they’re over! This is my 1st xmas with the Pink Whisk and I’ve loved all the recipes.
    …My chutney is maturing; my cookies in jars are ready and my cheese+chutney tarts will be making an appearance on my xmas eve table!

    Wishing you a beautiful foodie xmas and a prosperous 2013 🙂 x

  58. Sandi says:

    I love how many recipes you do with so few ingredients. I think this is one to use up the ‘leftovers’!

  59. Emma H says:

    Mincemeat scones! What a great idea.

  60. Ceri Jackson says:

    Another wonderful recipe! Thank You so much for these 12 Days, I have really looked forward to seeing what Today’s Recipe is. I am very much inspired and have enjoyed being part of TPW 12 Days of Christmas xx

  61. Gemma says:

    Yummy Santa will be pleased with these in our house 😉

  62. I like the sound of these – I may have to make some this morning!

  63. Kathryn says:

    This sounds yummy,I tried mince pies for the first time this year, after living in England for 10 years and found that I like it. I will have to give this a try.
    Another lovely 12 days of Christmas, thanks a lot! Now its time for some serious baking!!!

  64. Sally Campbell says:

    Can’t believe this is the last day already! I really look forward to seeing what delicious recipies are waiting when i log in…the toffee popcorn was a massive hit!! Also the lemon curd,yummy on one of these scones i bet!!.Thankyou Ruth and i wish you and your family a wonderful christmas and Happy New Year!!xx

  65. Harry says:

    Oh the look delicious!

  66. Caroline says:

    Inspired!Great Christmas baking ideas.

  67. Claire says:

    My 8 year old son loves making scones, he will love making these for father Christmas on Christmas eve. I have really enjoyed your 12 days of Christmas.

  68. Kelly Dougherty says:

    Lovely recipe to complete the 12 days. Thankyou for all the new ideas. A busy weekend ahead testing them all out!

  69. Emma Lodge says:

    My fave recipe of the 12! Going to make these tonight 🙂

  70. Karen Cole says:

    These will round the 12 days off nicely Ruth, I did your other scone recipe and turned out lovely! So will be trying these in the holidays:-D
    Have a lovely Christmas and happy New year. X x x

  71. marcha duncan says:

    yummy!!! what a great idea

  72. Kath Dumbleton says:

    I am sure father Christmas will love these 🙂

  73. Tracy Nixon says:

    Mmmmm I can almost smell them from here! You cannot beat the smell and taste of warmed home made scones fresh from the oven!

  74. Diana Tucker says:

    I want to make them now! Shame I have to work. Thank you so much for all the recipes over the 12 days. I have loved them. I’ve just finished making ‘cookies in a jar’ to give to friends with young children, and I’m about to make the bear claws. Thank you again. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  75. Penny Hankey says:

    I’m going to make these this morning! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway and all the lovely recipes. Happy Christmas!

  76. Hollie says:

    Donn’t really like mince pies but these sound like a great alternative 🙂

  77. Hilary Robinson says:

    Must make these for my Mum – a scone addict! Have a great Christmas with your family & thanks for all your fab recipes xx

  78. Melanie says:

    Wow day 12 can’t believe it’s here already good luck everybody

  79. tamara says:

    Really original idea! V nice, shall try.

  80. mary rigby says:

    Where would we be without scones! A lovely Christmassy recipe.

  81. Mairi says:

    My husband hates mince pies, moans every year when I make them, I wonder if these might go down better, I might make them and just not tell him what’s in them!

  82. Laura Gold says:

    Great way to use up the rest of the mincemeat I have at home. They sound lovely. Thanks for all the Christmas recipe ideas. Merry Christmas!

  83. Sharon Carleton says:

    Ruth thank you so much for all the fab recipes – can’t wait to try them out once I finish work – These scones looks fab !!!

  84. steven young says:

    I’ve really enjoyed the recipes you’ve put up for the last 12 days (how fast did they pass!) and will definately make a few of them and hope they turn out as nice as yours look.
    Have a great Christmas and a happy new year!

  85. Michelle says:

    I like that it makes mincemeat sound more yummier ( is that a word?) I’m not normally a fan x

  86. Alexandra says:

    Can’t believe the 12 days are over! have loved seeing the new recipes. Love edds scones, so glad you’ve done your version too, I’m sure these will be fabulous! I got a bot carried away with excitement posting comments and have commented on both the prize and recipe some days before i read the rules!! must pay more attention! Well done ruth, you’re such an inspirational baker, you should be so proud of yourself!

  87. Becky Heath says:

    My scones are never big enough so I will try these x

  88. Michelle says:

    I like that it makes mincemeat sound more yummier ( is that a word?) I’m not normally a fan but i do like a good scone your choc chip and baileys scones go down a treat in our house!! Xx

  89. Lisa Fuller says:

    Mmmmm these do sound lovely a cross between a scone and mince pie…yum 🙂

  90. Mel Webb says:

    Thank you for all the recipes, will definitely be trying this xx

  91. Sandra Burns says:

    They look delicious. Will definitely be giving them a try.

    Thanks so much for all of the inspiring Christmas recipes which I’m sure will become firm favourites.

  92. sue foster says:

    Can’t wait to try these, and I suspect you get a lovely aroma as they cook

  93. Jess Bleeze says:

    Great way to use left over mincemeat! These 12 days have been amazing well done to you xx

  94. Helen says:

    Another delicious treat, thank you so much for all these lovely Christmas recipes.

  95. Karen says:

    Thank you for brightening my December days Ruth :). In a house full of coughs, sneezes and tired children it has been lovely to escape and read your blog. Happy Christmas to you and your family…hope you enjoy a well deserved rest! X

  96. Petra Curtis says:

    Looking forward to try these with my kids, thanks Ruth for another great recipe 🙂

  97. Rachel says:

    Amazing idea 🙂 Will be trying these!

  98. Mo Silverman says:

    Another fab idea! I have loved each of the 12 days, well done!

  99. Rachel says:

    Will be trying these 🙂

  100. Karen Mottram says:

    What a brilliant twist on scones, I love it. Thanks for an inspiring 12 days Ruth, wishing you a Happy Christmas and really fab 2013, I feel there will be a lot more baking up your sleeve in the New Year……and best of luck everyone with the hamper, how exciting, only one more sleep!

  101. Kelly says:

    Wow these look amazing, think i need to print these all off and have a mini Christmas book (or you should do a quick ebook :))

  102. Jenny Cook says:

    A nice idea – I’ve just made Christams cupcakes with mincemeat – will try this next

  103. PaulS says:

    I will definitely try these out.

  104. Emma Gilpin says:


  105. hannah says:

    What a brilliant idea, I’ll be making these for pre -xmas get togethers, Christmas scones, brilliant idea!
    Thank you for all the great recipes & tips Ruth. Have a lovely Christmas with your family & enjoy all the treats you’ve been busy making X

  106. Lucy says:

    Will definitely be making these! Thankyou for all the scrummy recipes, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Father Christmas will bring me your cake decorating book!

  107. Zoe says:

    Ok I am drooling at these, they look so good! Will be making for Christmas Day breakfast I think – will warm them up with some homemade Cornish butter from my dad’s girlfriends sisters cows,

  108. Love the idea of leaving Santa a home made goodie this year – thanks Ruth! All good wishes x

  109. Lesley says:

    Thanks so much for all these great Christmas ideas, they’re really inspiring.

  110. Jen Webster says:

    Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning – sorted! Thank you so much for your twelve days Ruth…you are the calm amongst the storm of holiday food preparation. Have a very Merry Christmas and God Bless xx

  111. Rebecca Drake says:

    Having recently relocated to Devon, scones have become my signature dish – I will definitely be giving this mincemeat version a go. Thank you for our 12 days of treats!

  112. Janet says:

    What a great idea! I make mincemeat every year or two and after going to that trouble, I don’t like to see one bit of it go to waste, so this is a fantastic idea for what to do when I end up with just half a jar left.

  113. Phil Bass says:

    Yum, but would replace the mincemeat with chocolate chips and some cinnamon for and xmas taste

  114. Amanda says:

    I love scones….and mincemeat – what a fab idea!!!


  115. Lee says:

    what a good idea – I’m sure my husband will love these – I’m going to miss daily installment of the 12 days of Christmas recipe’s, it’s given me some great ideas – I think I am going to be busy cooking as soon as I finish work for Christmas

    Hope you have a good one x

  116. Susan Crosswaite says:


  117. Trish says:

    Definitely for Christmas Eve baking with my daughter, thank you x

  118. Lianne Grantham says:

    Scones for Christmas, love it!

  119. Claire Shurrock says:

    Delicious! Another must try….thank you for so many amazing recipes not only the last 12 days but this year. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  120. traceyh says:

    i think santa will love these.
    thankyou for another fab 12 days of christmas ruth.
    merry christmas to you and your family !
    thanks for all your hard work, from a pink whisker xxx

  121. Lorraine Johnson says:

    These look fun to make & delicious to eat!!

  122. Rachel M says:

    Wow. These look great on these cold winter days!

  123. Katie Everson says:

    Mmmmmmm, yummy!

  124. Maggi says:

    Welllll…… Christmas scones eh??

  125. Nikki Clark says:

    Great idea – nice twist on the traditional scone but still with lots of cream – yum!

  126. Maggi says:

    Welllll…… Christmas scones eh??

  127. Maggi says:

    Welllll…… Christmas scones eh??

  128. Angela Peel says:

    Now these definitely look worth trying.Am drooling as typing

  129. Gina says:

    How clever! I’m still addicted to making your baileys and chocolate chip scones! I’ll give these a whirl on the weekend 🙂

  130. lesley-anne burnett says:

    aw woaw really want to make these for the hubby, im not a fan of mince meat but he loves it so these will go down a treat! thanks so much for all the recipes 🙂 You have a real gift1

  131. Deborah Nesbitt says:

    Another beautiful recipe. I will be making these with the boys on Christmas eve.

  132. Brenda Greaves says:

    Thankyou for this great collection of recipes. What a super competition this has been. Whoever wins this will have the most marvellous time with this fantastic prize. Good luck to everyone who has entered.
    Happy Christmas Ruth and I look forward to another great cooking year with The Pink Whisk xx

  133. Georgina says:

    These look amazing, might try with brandy cream since its christmas!

  134. Freya says:

    I will definitely be attempting a dairy and gluten free version of these for my specific santa’s dietry needs!

  135. Vikki R says:

    I’m definitely going to have to try making these!!

  136. Sarah Tilley says:

    They look yummy, I think i’d have them with some brandy butter!

  137. Janet Powell says:

    12 days over already? Noooooo! I shall be making these scones & putting a big dollop of lemon curd on them.

  138. Ursula says:

    What a great recipe to finish on Ruth, I have really enjoyed the 12 days, lots of fab ideas and I am looking forward to trying more than a few of these this Christmas. Thank you x

  139. Kalli P says:

    Mmmmmm, great end to the 12 days – will miss the 12 Days of Christmas! 🙂 Has been like my own little advent calendar… Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! x

  140. Loops says:

    As tasty as these look (and they do look tasty! I can just see me and mum tucking into some on Christmas eve, with lashings of clotted cream…), I am also sad because this means it’s the end of the Pink Whisk 12 days of Christmas… 🙁

    My waistline will be pleased though!

  141. Helen Cosby says:

    Lovely idea, now there will be more choices of scones and still none left over!

  142. Vicky says:

    What a delicious idea

  143. Kat says:

    Gawd, these are a great idea. I now have a menu as long as my arm for xmas eve!
    Really enjoyed thses 12 days of Christmas. Not joined in before with this, but will do from now on. Merry christmas, and a peaceful new year.

  144. Maree says:

    I’m going to make these and take them round to friends when dropping of Xmas presents. Merry Xmas all x

  145. Leanda Saunders says:

    Got friends coming round later, guess what they will be having with their cuppa 🙂

  146. nina says:

    I must try this recipe as it has mincemeat in it which I love, thanks for the recipe Ruth.

  147. tasmina says:

    another must bake..

  148. Vanessa Belcher says:

    These would be good for my winter afternoon tea this Sunday

  149. Theresa Waugh says:

    I’ll be making these this avo as a surprise… Ssh!

  150. Charley Foulds says:

    would love it with a cup of tea xxxxx

  151. Sonia says:

    Fab idea – on the huge baking list!

  152. Elizabeth Buttle says:

    Great idea for Christmas day tea for those who are too stuffed to fancy a piece of fruit cake 🙂 Om nom nom nom!

  153. Memole says:

    I love scones!!! This recipe it’s SO yummy!!! Look forward to make it!!! Do you think I could add some fresh nuts?
    By the way I now am going to bake some (mouthwatering) chocolate muffins following your recipe(march last year)… I think it’s honestly the best chocolate recipe ever…Just amazing!!! Love Christmas time! ^_^ Thank you so much and…have a wonderful Christmas!!! *Memole*

  154. Lynette Duxbury says:

    What a brilliant idea. I’ve often made mincemeat cake before but never used mincemeat in scones. My husband will adore these.

  155. andrea says:

    They look lovely Ruth, hubby doesn’t like mincemeat so will have to eat them all myself hehe, have a lovely christmas and thank you for all the inspiration and ideas xx

  156. Jane Walters says:

    Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  157. Sam Wilkinson says:

    Love scones and these look fab!!

  158. Lucy Spencer-Watkins says:

    yummy with brandy cream or brandy butter can’t wait to make these 🙂

  159. Helen says:

    What a great idea – we always get fed up with mince pies when there’s at least one jar of mincemeat left in the cupboard! Thanks for another brilliant 12 Days this year, your recipes are so fab.

  160. Rowenna says:

    Lovely idea for boxing day afternoon tea – I look forward to trying them!

  161. Rachel F says:

    Thank you for giving us another reason to smile Ruth 🙂 Looking forward to making this recipe part of our Christmas tradition. Have a blessed Christmas time with your husband, Little Ones, family and friends. xx

  162. Christa says:

    I lurv scones!!! But I am always a bit challenged when it comes to making my own, they never seem to come out soft & fluffy but a bit dry & flat. So thanks for the step-by-step recipe, I’m sure it will be really helpful!

  163. Abi Wood says:

    Another great idea!

  164. Laura says:

    I only made scones for the first time a month ago, these look so good shall be making these for Christmas Eve!!

  165. Zoe Hope says:

    Wow Ruth – these look amazing. Ideal for a Boxing day treat x

  166. Sue Robinson says:

    Another fab recipe

  167. Gillian Greathead says:

    These look delicious, I don’t think I’m going to fit in my Christmas Frock this year! X

  168. Susan Cameron says:

    Brilliant idea for using up leftover mincemeat-I’ve still got a jar skulking around from last Christmas!I’m going to have a go-might add strong tea (or even booze for the grown ups.)

  169. Jo Perry says:

    Gorgeous !

  170. Rosie says:

    I’m so sad the 12 days are over!! I’ve already made two batches of caramel and some are currently wrapped up for my secret santa!

  171. Sarah Gardiner says:

    Think me and my toddlers might be trying this on Christmas eve, we are still working on what to do for our Christmas traditions and these look perfect to try with them :)xx

  172. Caroline says:

    Definitely making these on Christmas Eve, for treat after we’ve been on Santa express train along with mulled wine! Have thoroughly enjoyed the recipes and trying some new ideas. Hope you’ve got more lined up for new year. Not sure if my waistline will cope though. Have a lovely christmas

  173. Richard says:

    I don’t think that there’s many things that mincemeat won’t make better!

  174. Alana Walker says:

    I love scones at any time of year!x

  175. Rose says:

    Those just look soooo good.

  176. Lynne Lee-Diep says:

    Oh what a lovely finish!
    Shame it had to end! Such a lovely collection of recipes and ideas – it would truly make for a fabulous book! So generous of you to share and it won’t be the same not having your lovely posts to drool over each day!
    Have a fabulous Christmas & I look forward to trying out some of your ideas and recipes 😀

  177. Karen Chaudhry says:

    Wow 12 days worth of really fantastic recipes. Thank you so much. Good luck to everyone that hamper is sure one special Xmas treat! Happy Christmas.

  178. Lisa Armes says:

    Wow! These look delicious definitely will be making them for Santa!!

  179. Rach Woodcock says:

    Another delicious recipe! I can’t wait to try this one too! 🙂

  180. Cheryll H says:

    Don’t think the girls will agree to scones instead of mince pies… but I’m sure they’d be willing to make them AS WELL 🙂 Look yum x

  181. Kerrie Heath says:

    This has made me want to make scones right now! Although the only jar of mincemeat I have is best before Nov 2012. Perhaps I should buy some fresh. Thank-you for the 12 days they were an inspiration. x

  182. Elaine Davies says:

    A lovely recipe to finish Ruth.

  183. Linda Illingworth says:

    happy christmas to everyone, it has been such a lovely 12 days looking at the receipes and reading everyones comments has made me feel very christmassy and ihave a serious baking frenzy coming on (get the christmas cd’s out!) thank you so much Ruth and again HAPPY CHRISTMAS tra la la la la la la la la

  184. lizi says:

    I’ll miss having lovely recipes to look forward to everyday but I might have chance to catch up now! Fingers crossed these are as good as the Bailey’s scones.

    Thank you for all the work you’ve put into this Ruth, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas xx

  185. Angharad says:

    I’m sure Father Christmad would love a scone. I’ve really enjoyed the 12 days of Christmas and am very sorry it’s come to an end. Look forward to more of your blog posts after you’ve had a well earned rest. Happy Christmas 🙂

  186. kirsty hazlewood says:

    These are definitely on my chrismas list 🙂

  187. sarah says:

    Definitely going to make these, after my fudge! x

  188. Hannah Oneill says:

    These are great!

  189. Jodie Innes says:

    I not a great fan of mincemeat so have sent today’s recipe to my sister in law as I know my niece will love making these 🙂 Thanks for the great recipes over the past 12 days, have a great Christmas!

  190. Chloe Hocking says:

    Oh PERFECT! I’ve been trying to find a Christmas-esque scone recipe. I bake scones for my Nan’s partner and this was how I started baking. But I’ve been in the US studying for 4 months so he has been without 😛 I’m back this weekend and had every intention of baking a huge batch of scones and throwing in some Christmas-esque ones…and now I can! Thanks Ruth! And thanks for this amazing giveaway and all the recipes you have posted x

  191. Debbie Morris says:

    Yum! I would never have though about putting mincemeat in them!

  192. Karen Evans says:


  193. Laura Bull says:

    Yes another recipe I want to try and eat NOW! Thank you for putting together a great ’12 days of Christmas’ Ruth, it’s been great 🙂

  194. Mary says:

    Thanks for all the lovely recipes, can’t wait to try these! Yummy

  195. Catherine Norman says:

    Fill with brandy cream Delish!!

  196. Karen Shuttleworth says:

    What a great idea!

  197. Helen B says:

    Such a great idea! Thankyou for all the lovely recipies over the 12 days, I’ve made the ‘cookie in a jar’ for a few stocking fillers! Have a lovely Xmas! Xx

  198. Gemma Clark says:

    fantastic idea 🙂 i love scones x

  199. Jo says:

    What a great idea! Will be making these to take to the mother-in-law’s on Boxing Day!! Yummy x

  200. zoe leask says:

    i am going to get huuuge this xmas !!!!

  201. Jo Whitworth says:

    Great idea! Will be taking a batch or 2 of those to mother-in-law’s on Boxing Day x

  202. Holly Green says:

    Ooh, never thought of adding mincemeat to scones, great idea!

  203. Louise says:

    I always use your scone recipe so this one is a must as I love mince pies! Thank you!!

  204. Rebecca says:

    These sound so delicious. Will be making these soon in the build-up to christmas

  205. jamila says:

    LOVE this! Just made my own mincemeat and looking for creative ways to use it. Scones are super easy too! Thank you!

  206. Helen Rushby says:

    Wowzers, the best Christmas hamper ever! If I won me and my three boys (yes, I have 3 too Ruth!!) would have the best baking time ever…

  207. Helen Huxley says:

    Santa is looking forward to these!

  208. Carol Coles says:

    Would it be ok to add brandy cream to these lovely scones!!
    Have a very Happy Christmas Ruth and thank you so much for all the lovely recipes xx

  209. Sue Hunt says:

    What a great idea, will definitely be giving these a go over the holidays.

  210. Sue Tyler says:

    Ooh they look scrummy.
    I used to make a christmas cake with mincemeat.

  211. Katie says:

    These look lovely – I love scones, they remind me of my nan. Thank you so much for sharing, I’ve loved every recipe from the 12 days, and have added them all to my recipe file!

  212. Liz says:

    They look great!

  213. Stephanie Green says:

    They look lovely and something I would never have thought of making before now. I will be making them for all the family..if they get that far,lol

  214. Jen Snaith says:

    My kids will love making these x x

  215. Clare says:

    I love scones, I love mincemeat, this is a must try! Merry Christmas!

  216. Dawne says:

    Ok…. I need another jar of mincemeat now! (the one I have is waiting to be make into chocolate mincemeat!)
    It’s been a fantastic 12 days! Thank you!
    Have a very Merry Christmas! and good luck fighting all the Christmas Shoppers!

  217. Jill says:

    They look fantastic! Thanks for all the inspiration and Happy Christmas to you x

  218. Andrew Petrie says:

    Never heard of this one but it looks and sounds great

  219. Kirsty Common says:

    love hot scones with butter

  220. Viki Seward says:

    Yummy a great alternative

  221. Claudine Kelly says:

    Another great recipe. Thanks Ruth for the past 12 days and for all the delicious recipes throughout the year. Have a nice Christmas!

  222. Alice Hassett says:

    aw cant believe the 12 days are over already have such an amount of amazing recipes to make over christmas now

  223. Rachael says:

    These look great, I have never made scones, but I think I will be giving these ones a try x

  224. june livingstone says:

    Delicious x

  225. Lin Young says:

    nice easy to follow recipe – will even get hubby to do them

  226. sram says:

    I love scones, these look good.

  227. Nathalie says:

    That looks great, I bet it’d taste really nice with marmalade AND cream.

    I love scones. I was surprised to learn a couple of years ago that authentic British scones are small like yours are and neatly cut out with a cutter; in Sweden we just roughly shape the dough with our hands and flatten it on the baking tray, making a huge scone that about four times the size of yours.

    (Needless to say, I prefer the U.K type, you can eat more of them that way…)

  228. Kim says:

    Ooooooh, made your sugar crusted scones for my birthday afternoon tea and they went down a storm so I’ll definitely make these too x

  229. Rhiannon says:

    think i will have to give these a go! I never have much luck with scones- they never rise? ive done the ‘dont twist the cutter’ but still no luck!
    That hamper looks amazing! Someone is going to be very happy this christmas!

  230. Anna Aird says:

    Yum! These would be popular with more than just Santa!

  231. Lucy Birks says:

    Love looking at the last 12 days on here, great lead up to christmas- lovely recipe to end on too

  232. Sue says:

    This would be the BESTEST most AWESOME pressie anyone into baking and cooking could possibly receive.

  233. Lisa Williams says:

    Stop making so many nice things I don’t have time to make them all hehe 🙂

  234. Claire Nelson says:

    I have never thought of having scones at Christmas, they sound lush!

  235. Chrisb says:

    I think my husband is now in love with you:-) He will eat mince pies until they come out of his ears (your orange pastry ones are a hit!), so with mincemeat bear claws and mincemeat scones he is now in heaven – Merry Christmas!

  236. Cristina says:

    Yum – can’t wait to make these and serve them alongside many of your other goodies from these 12 days at or Christmas Open House! Will definitely miss the daily inspirations for Christmas. Happy Christmas!

  237. Natanya Abrahams says:

    Such a clever idea! I might make these on Sunday ‘for research purposes’

  238. Jo Worrall says:

    What a fab idea – I’m always looking for ways to use up mincemeat! Mmm can’t wait!!

  239. vanessa brazier says:

    I will def be making these, look so yummy

  240. My favourite yet Ruth – want to leave work now to get baking these for our early Christmas lunch on Sunday x

  241. Lynne W says:

    Thanks for all the fabulous ideas. Merry Christmas everyone

  242. Naomi says:

    Another delicious sounding and looking receipe! Thanks for sharing all of these.
    Hope it’s a happy Christmas in the Clemens household!!!

  243. Laura says:

    Thanks Ruth for your 12 days of Christmas, certainly saved the best for last! My Dad loves scones and mince pies – so this is the perfect mix! I shall be making them over the weekend to take home to the parents!
    Happy Christmas, I’m looking forward to more exciting posts in 2013!

  244. julie crane says:

    oh wow, these look fab.I will have to go on a diet in the New Year after trying all your recipes.

  245. Dawn Lightwood says:

    With a small glass of something Christmassy, the perfect Christmas eve supper!

  246. Glynis Rowntree says:

    After these 12 recipes, I don’t need to look any further for my Christmas baking – what a magnificent collection. Thank you so much for making Christmas time so much easier.

  247. Clemmie G says:

    These look delish – my scone-loving hubby would love these. Thank you so much for all the recipes and bakey inspiration over the 12 Days, Ruth, I’ve really enjoyed it xx

  248. Hema says:

    I always make scones at some point for brunch. I will be trying these this year – thanks Ruth and for your inspiration not only over the last 12 days but since you started Pink Whisk!
    Merry Christmas x

  249. Louise says:

    Yum – they sound fab!

  250. Sandra Watt says:

    What am I going to do now the 12 days are over. Thanks for a fabulous collection of recipes. Merry Xmas to you and your family.x

  251. Victoria says:

    these look amazing, thanks so much for sharing.

  252. If you have not made a Chocolate Mousse with Green & Black’s – you have not yet lived !!

  253. rosie says:

    Father Christmas will def enjoy these in our house! 🙂 Thank you for all the recipes these past 12 days! Happy Christmas! X

  254. Catherine says:

    Never made scones before but can’t wait to give it a go! Been loving the 12 days of christmas recipes, most will be getting made this festive period! Thank you!

  255. Donna says:

    I would love them but hubby wouldn’t.

  256. Jules H says:

    Now these look utterly FAB! Plain-ish but with a Christmassy vibe! What a superb idea. Each day, of these 12 days, the recipe goes to the top of the baking list – but this is now the king!!!!!
    I’m SOOOOOOO sad that the 12 dys have finished – I hope you and all your boys (hubby included) have a very happy Christmas!

  257. Yum! I have always thought of scones as a summer thing but these look like a great idea – maybe with marmalade or even warm with brandy butter!!

  258. Corrinne says:

    Oh my days!!! My back is breaking! I have baked for two days like a whirling dervish. The house smells delicious. I wish you could smell it too. All Christmassy. Oh but…..sad face……I broke my favourite spatula when making the gingerbread. NOT because of your recipie of course. It was very old but you know when you have a favourite???……….. Hmmm. Maybe something sweet will cheer me up. Haha. Xx

  259. Stuart Morrow says:

    Another great recipe.

  260. Gail Clark says:

    Have family coming on Christmas Eve, these will definitely be making an appearance at tea time! Can’t wait! More to be excited about! Yay 🙂

  261. yvette jukes says:

    what a great idea! yum!

  262. liz denial says:

    a really nice way to serve mincemeat

  263. Carol Peace says:

    Your scones look amazing I will have to try better. ha ha

  264. Judith Tomkinson says:

    I love scones. My husband loves scones – it’s win/win.
    Thanks for all the brilliant idea Ruth. Have a great Christmas everyone.

  265. Angela Nicholson says:

    These look delish, I love scones so much that i should be the only person allowed to enter today! 😉 Thanks for the comp

  266. Shirley Songhurst says:

    yummy yummy yummy….. what can i say, loved all the recipes and cannot wait to finish work to try them out.

  267. Carrie-Anne Molyneaux says:

    oooo, christmas scones! very good idea.

  268. Lucy says:

    Two things I love – scones and Christmas – all in one bundle. Fabby!

  269. Suzy Humphries says:

    Tomorrow’s inbox will be boring with no more yummy recipies to look forward to! Santa will need to order an extra large outfit after eating all the Christmas Scones left for him. Thanks for all the great ideas Ruth, I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and I look forward to your 2013 baking ideas xxx

  270. Emma Middleton says:

    Definitely going to try these, the look delicious!


    Have done this before – really delicious and a fab way to use up left over mincemeat! xoxo

  272. Alisa says:

    Love a good scone…

  273. Aine Grant says:

    These are in the oven…. and smell amazing. hurry up and bake!

  274. Lucy says:

    I am going to be as fat as Santa after trying out all these recipes!!!

  275. EMMA WALTERS says:

    i’ve never thought of baking scones at chrismas, these would make a fab change to the same mince pies i make every year, will attempt these this weekend, thank-you xx

  276. Oh my, these look delicious – very imaginative as ever – thank you Ruth!

  277. Rebecca Blakeley says:

    Oh these look amazing, I love scones and mince pies so the 2 together = Heaven for me never mind santa ;o) x

  278. Zara Royle says:

    Ooh a lovely twist on a classic. Ending in a high ey 🙂

  279. Amanda Whitmarsh says:

    What an amazing recipe to end the most fantastic 12 days of Christmas EVER! Thank you for sharing these and wish you and all your followers a happy Christmas and a wonderful new year, shame we will all be on diets!! There’s a new idea for you – 12 days of diet food – on second thoughts, forget that and pass me that scone….! x

  280. Megan Henderson says:

    Wow, what a perfect christmas treat alternative!

  281. Maria Prosser says:

    Great recipe! I’m definitely going to try these… Have a lovely Christmas for you and yours, I will miss the recipes and ideas over the last 12 days!

  282. Rhonda says:

    Mmmmmm could just fancy one of these right now!

  283. Aidrienne Branagan says:

    Just sitting down with a cuppa, would love one of these lovely scones

  284. Andrene says:

    Yummy. Love scones and make a lovely change from mincepies. Thanks xx

  285. Naomi Taylor says:

    My mother will love these!

  286. Kim Window says:

    baking job for the weekend? check 🙂

  287. Kate Leonard says:

    ooh if I ever get 5 minutes I shall definitely be trying these out.

  288. jenny says:

    OMG. Mincemeat scones, wish we could have smellyputers. I am definately trying these and am going to add a bit of cinammon to the icing sugar and dust them with it. Drooling aleady.

  289. Lorna says:

    Perfect! My 6 year old says Santa will love them as he has never had a xmas scone before!!

  290. Paige says:

    Will definitely have to try these out they look so good

  291. pamela williams says:

    Hmmmm scones ! My favourite !

  292. Thank you for all of the wonderful posts Ruth, I’m inspired! Merry Christmas to you and yours xx

  293. Georgina Gilchrist says:

    I am rubbish at making scones! Might just have to give it another go! Thanks for the recipes, I have enjoyed sharing them with my friends and family (I tell everyone about The Pink Whisk!) they will really add something a little special to Christmas this year x thanks again xx

  294. anne says:

    I have never made scones but I am going to now as this recipe looks easy. This recipe is not a regular here in India… Thank you for sharing all those lovely recipes these past twelve days.

  295. Jay says:

    Amazing – can’t wait to try them!!

  296. Sophie Hedley says:

    Do I have to leave it for Santa? x

  297. Sam Maher says:

    I’ll be adding some of these to my Christmas baking list. I love a good scone with whipped cream!

  298. CHRIS says:

    Who’s there?
    Little old lady.
    Little old lady who?
    I didn’t know you could yodel.

  299. mel h says:

    Nothing better than a warm scone! YumYum!

  300. Diane says:

    Another fantastic recipe from you, one i will definitely be making, Wher do you get all your ideas from, where ever it is keep going there, you have been so helpful the last couple of Christmases (not sure if that is right spelling) not sure what i would do without your inspiration. Ok gushing over.

  301. Natalie says:

    I am normally seriously rubbish at scones but I trust you and your fab recipes so much that I am going to attempt these……eeek

  302. sheila daniell says:

    love the sound of these yummy

  303. sally says:

    will definitely be making some of these – yummy!!!

  304. Michelle says:

    Oooh would never have thought of mincemeat in scones! Am feeling really festive after your 12 days of yumminess!

  305. Lesley says:

    Mmmmm. Another delicious treat! Thank you for all the lovely recipes which have obviously had a lot of time, care and festive goodwill put into them. Merry Christmas 🙂

  306. Sue McGrath says:

    Will be making these after dinner tonight 🙂

  307. Alison says:

    Well! Everyone has said everything that I wanted to say!! So all that is left to say is have a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2013!

  308. Claire Cardoo says:

    Definitely the best yet, chocolate and the scone recipe is just inspired!

  309. Holly says:

    These look fab, a different twist on a mince pie, which is great as I’m weak on the pastry front! Thanks!

  310. Anne Woodward says:

    Oh yes, will be making these for sure.I’m drooling at the thought of biting into one filled with lashings of fresh whipped cream,mmmmmm! Blow the figure, lol!

  311. Heather Hodgson says:

    Scones are one of my favourite things so I have to make these!

    Your 12 days of christmas have been amazing. My family’s bellies will certainly have a very happy christmas!

  312. Jayne Bird says:

    Wow what an interesting recipe i’ve got to try these
    Thank you

  313. Justine Williams says:

    Can you imagine Santa’s face if I give him one of these on xmas eve – would put me at the top of nice list! Love all the recipes. Can’t wait for the book.

  314. Jatinder Matharu says:

    Nice twist and so easy

  315. Toria Hargreaves says:

    looks delish! Hope I win

  316. Glenis says:

    What a fabulous idea! I shall be making these with my daughter this christmas, yum….

  317. jodi collins says:

    they look so yummy….i may need to make these tonight!!! x

  318. Lou Brimelow says:

    Scrum diddily dum dumptious!!!?,

    Yum yum yum in my Tim.


  319. Elaine says:

    This is all so mouth watering. I can hardly believe it!

  320. JillyMac28 says:

    Perfect! Scones are on my diet-breaking Christmas baking list, so definitely giving these a go! How am I going to find the time.

  321. Liz says:

    These look wonderful and am going to make them at the weekend with my daughter. She wants to take something into school to thank the teachers and this is such a great change from the usual chocolates – inspired cooking!
    P.S. Good luck to everyone for the draw this is such an awesome prize that will make anyone’s Christmas.

  322. Anna says:

    This recipe looks so delicious I’ll definitely be giving this a try

  323. Jess Cousins says:

    These look absolutely delicious, will definitely be trying them out. Thank you so much for all the lovely recipes, giveaways and the hard work you put in, Merry Christmas to You and the family Ruth and to all the Pink Whiskers 🙂 xx

  324. Lynne Donnelly says:

    Scones are my favourite ever!

  325. maureen moss says:

    another excellent idea new to me I must try this I have clotted cream in the fridge

  326. Jodie Hindle says:

    These look so good I think I will have to try these this weekend 🙂

  327. michelle says:

    I love the idea of making christmas scones! should get me some brownie points with the Father-in-law as he is a def scone fan and I think I’m going to have to try these for boxing day tea when they come over! You never know it might just be enough to get me out the dog-house with the in-laws for their 3rd grandchild’s due-date being half way through their round the world cruise 🙂 !

  328. Kylie Fisher says:

    Love scones, especially the ones you get from Devon. Will definately be trying this recipe out it looks so scrummy.Never made scone before so may do a trial run to avoid dissappointment on christmas morning.

  329. Debbie says:

    Now that is what i call a Scone! And remember, a Scone isn’t just for Christmas!

  330. Victoria says:

    These look great, will defintately be making these in the near future. Can’t believe that the 12 days is over – can we make it the 24 days and keep getting the fab recipes?

  331. Sue says:

    Scones with mincemeat,woohoo! Can’t wait to try these. Thank you so much for sharing all your recipes Ruth. Merry Christmas to you and your family x

  332. wen says:

    Those scones look absolutely delicious! I have never left a comment here but I just wanted to say thank you for all your lovely recipes specially your oaty chocolate chip cookies. My children LOVE them. Happy Christmas.

  333. Laura Gold says:

    Ohh, great way to use up the rest of the mincemeat I have at home. Thanks for all the lovely Christmsa recipes! Merry Christmas

  334. Diane Tomlinson says:

    Sorry Santa, we will make these but sadly the chances of getting a crumb are nil knowing my lot! Please forgive me… I could stretch to some chocolate from the hamper if I win;) !!

  335. Rachel Browne says:

    Oh My the 12th day of the 12th month of 2012 and it’s finished – there have been so many things I want to make from your 12 days. I’m having some girls round for morning tea on Friday so I’ll be making these then, did think we could have savoury surprise too and try out your cranberry sausage meat tarts…. and then there’s the cookie dough kits to do for my niece and my kids … thank you have enjoyed the daily email. Happy Christmas x

  336. Marie Brearley says:

    Those also look fantastic – I might give them a try as a little treat….

  337. wen says:

    Those scones look absolutely delicious!

  338. Deb says:

    An inspiring 12 days! Thank you Ruth 🙂

  339. Mary says:

    These sound fab I am going to make them this weekend!

  340. Susanne Temlett says:

    Never thought of starting xmas day with a scone but I do love scones!

  341. Cookie K says:

    I do like a good scone and these look yummy!!!!

  342. patsy says:

    these sound lovely. just wished i’d looked earlier in the day if i had i would of made some and i think they would have! can i make some between now and 7pm when i go to work do you think? happy christmas. fingers crossed for the hamper.xx

  343. Beth says:

    Ooh this is such a lovely, simple idea (I’m a huge mincemeat fan!) 🙂 Will be making them as an after-tea treat on Christmas Eve I think… Really enjoyed the past 12 days, the recipes have been wonderful 🙂

  344. Tricia Morrison says:

    What a lovely twist for Christmas! I have loved your 12 days of Christmas recipes. Made 4 batches of salted caramels, fudge, and will make scones for a ‘do’ tonight. How did I bake without you! Have a good rest over the Christmas period. You deserve it! And thank you for sharing all your wonderful recipes.

  345. Rachael Alfonso says:

    They look and sound delicious! I will definitely be trying out the recipe over the festive season! X

  346. Leanne Tory says:

    Wow, yum yum. I love scones. Only problem is if I make these I’ll end up eating them all before Santa arrives. Happy Christmas Ruth, I have really enjoyed your 12 days of Christmas, bring on the baking 🙂

  347. michelle moloney says:

    i love a nice scone 🙂

  348. Katie H says:

    Thanks Ruth, we’ve loads of homemade mincemeat but everyone in our house was getting a bit fed up of mince pies! Great idea now for a Christmassy tea time treat, we’re for sure making these!

  349. Judy says:

    What a coincidence! We have just eaten some ‘Christmas’ scones while out shopping and thought what a good idea and now you have provided the recipe. Thank you. What a glorious hamper too, good luck to everyone

  350. Karen says:

    I just love mincemeat, I can’t make enough mince pies and muffins to keep the family happy. I’d never thought about adding it to scones though? Will DEFINATELY be making these!!!!

  351. sue pitt says:

    They look completely delicious 🙂 x

  352. Sez says:

    Wow, how did you get them to rise that much!

  353. Gemma Samanta says:

    Yum yum yum I love scones!!

  354. Jen Boucher says:

    Yummy! Another recipe I’m going to have to try out!

  355. Laura H says:

    These look delicious hopefully there’s one left for me! The hamper is the ultimate once in a lifetime competition. A big huge thank you Ruth for the inspiration of the 12 days of Christmas & organising the hamper for a lucky duck to win!

  356. claire wright says:

    These look fab, I was going to make mince pies for the team at work but now I might make these!

  357. kelly says:

    Must get some more mince meat in for these definitely going on my to do list along with your sausage rolls which are a hit every time

  358. Chris says:

    My scones never look that good!

  359. Paula says:

    Ooh yummy- I’m looking forward to trying out some of these recipes from the last 12 days – Merry Xmas 🙂 x

  360. Elizabeth Lee says:

    oooh yummy!

  361. Cheryl says:

    Oh my giddy aunt, The hamper is too fab for words and i have so much baking to get on with now too not to mention the eating of bear claws and popcorn already 😉 I must include these too, I have enjoyed the 12 days ideas so much, well done on that many days of brilliance Ruth! Happy Christmas everyone x

  362. liz wilson says:

    I might just make these

  363. Linda Thompson says:

    What another great idea and so quick to knock up a batch for unexpected visitors.

  364. mary says:

    what a fantastic way to use mincemeat I’ll be trying these at the weekend. have a very happy christmas to you and your family ruth

  365. Ruth Garland says:

    I love your sugar crusted scone recipe, Ruth so will definitely give these a go. Just seen the Green & Blacks goodies too! Oh wow! A chocolate lovers idea of heaven! x

  366. Megan Heffer says:

    mmm, i love scones !!

  367. Karen says:

    Chocolate heaven and a delicious scone recipe too? Oh deep joy. Where have the last 12 days gone? Thanks for making it such good fun, Ruth. It’s been like getting a little gift each day, to receive your recipes. All the very best for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and successful New Year.

  368. Gul says:

    Lovely – Xmas scones – never thought of that before..
    Gotta try it x

  369. Gill L says:

    I usually find the flavour of mincemeat too intense so this seems like an excellent way of capturing the essence of the flavour. Another bake to add to my to-do list!

  370. Zoe Whyman says:

    Thanks for all these delicious recipes over the year. Unfortunately, i now need a new recipe holding folder !

  371. Amelie Jacques says:

    D E L I C I O U S .

  372. Elizabeth Kent says:

    Wow. Fingers crossed. Happy Christmas and baking everybody. x

  373. Wendy says:

    Thank you so much for inspiring us to bake with your 12 days of Christmas. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and we look forward to hearing from the Pink Whisk in the New Year.

  374. Jackie says:

    I am sure that Santa would really like one of these this year!

  375. Jackie says:

    Lovely idea. Definately have to give these a go as well.
    Loved the whole 12 days and what fantastic prizes you’ve managed to muster as well.
    Have a great Christmas with your family. Make sure they do the washing up so you can at least put your feet up sometime. Well done. I must now make the marzipan for the boozy christmas cakes so it can dry out for the decoration in time.

  376. Bhavisha Bhowruth says:

    I can not wait to try these out for as a Christmas treat with a difference for my family. Thanks so much for all the inspiration for Christmas – wish I’d discovered you sooner, then I could have made more of your yummy recipes!

  377. Gaynor Jennings says:

    Yum yum

  378. Kirstin says:

    Oooh what a great idea, not a fan of mince pies, too much mincemeat but mixed into the scones sounds delicious. Will have to try the recipe at the weekend for our Christmas get together :-).

  379. Clare F Wood says:

    these look so yum

  380. Those scones look delicious – but I have to say I really really love the chocolate hamper – I am a chocoholic so perfect gift for me.

  381. Anna-Lisa Moxon says:

    I’ve not made scones since the kids were little, these look lovely x

  382. Barbara Legg says:

    Will be making these VERY soon,might try them with cream cheese. Have a lovely Christmas and thank you for all your hard work this year.

  383. Will says:

    they remind me of the scones my grandma used to make when we were little. We laways used to steal them when they were still hot and burn our mouths!

  384. Lynetta says:

    what a fab idea. Now this one I will be baking. thank you so much for the opportunity to win all these fab goodies. The winner is going to be one very very lucky lady (or man) 🙂
    Lynetta X

  385. Laura says:

    Woweee these are a really different idea!And seem fairly simple too.

  386. Nikki L says:

    Santa has just informed me that he would love a few of these instead of mince pies;)

  387. Ali says:

    They sound gorgeous! Probably won’t be any left for Santa though! Thanks for all the inspiration – same time same place next year?!!

  388. Polly says:

    Another delicious idea, thank you for sharing. Do you do mail order?! 😉

  389. Judi Delaney says:

    What a finale!!! Thanks for the brilliant recipes, and for making it all so easy for us, you’re a genius! Merry Christmas Ruth x

  390. wendy daniels says:

    lovely idea xx

  391. Donna says:

    Thank you – a lovely recipe to finish off the amazing 12 days.

  392. Sue says:

    I’m usually a bit hit and miss with scones but I’ll give them my best shot. Just spent the afternoon decorating my christmas cake with your stars and sparkle design. So, a big “thank you” Ruth for everything. X

  393. Ruth Hayllar says:

    Might do some of these for my sons Christmas lunch at school, he declined the cooked dinner!

  394. Janet Williams says:

    What a good idea. Never thought of doing that myself. I’ll have to try it.

  395. alli says:

    thank you, one to add to my cranberry and orange scone recipe.

  396. Alison Kirk says:

    What a brilliant idea. Great alternative to mince pies. 🙂

  397. Angela Russo says:

    Lovely scones! I cannot wait to make these too! They are on my list for the weekend! x

  398. Raelene Jones says:

    Oh how wonderful – I love scones anytime but never thought of Christmas scones. Thank you for the past 12 days and for making a homesick kiwi girl concentrate on baking and not sobbing into my hanky xxxxxx Happy Christmas

  399. I want to cook all of this – and I feel like I could! amazing.

  400. Helen craig says:

    What a brilliant way to eat mincemeat yummy!

  401. claire carter says:

    I cant believe its all over ! thank you for all inspiration… nows the hard work – making it all!

  402. Jill says:

    these sound delicious,might try them with the kids.

  403. Kathryn MacRae says:

    Would love to win the hamper but even if don’t it is a great website

  404. Tracy lee says:

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas , your recipes have been better than the chocolate treats in my advent calendar. Thank you for helping to get us all in the mood, can’t wait to try these scones and deliver my cookies in a jar gifts this Christmas! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and look forward to your inspirational future posts! X

  405. caroline longdon says:

    Scones are my favorite tea time treat!

  406. Kristin says:

    Those scones look lovely. Thanks so much for brightening December (and the year!) with your recipes and creativity.

  407. Julie says:

    All your recipes have been fab Ruth and one person is sure in for a wonderful Christmas with your amazing hamper. Good luck everyone and Merry Christmas to you Ruth! xxx

  408. TracieB says:

    These sound amazing, perfect for my christmas tea party with the girls! So sad the 12 days of Christmas is over? Think I will def be having withdrawal symptoms tomorrow! Will have to bake some more of your fab recipes to cheer me up! Thanks Ruth, have a wonderful christmas and congratulations to whoever is lucky enough to win the fabulous hamper! X

  409. Line P says:

    Oh, I think I may try those as soon as this week end!

  410. k dunn says:

    yum! not sure there would be any left over for santa!!

  411. Lynda says:

    Well done Ruthie, another lovely crop of recipes, wish I could win the hamper….he he x

  412. Marie Belfort says:

    I shall miss the daily recipe. How quickly it’s gone. Such a lovely collection of ideas, as ever.

  413. suzysunshine7 says:

    Mmmm, these will be a real winner with everyone I know. And thank you Ruth for such a great prize draw and a fun way to start the countdown to Christmas too.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, from me and mine!

  414. Susan Spratt says:

    So that’s the diet blown – and I was doing so well. Eating one now with a mug of tea. Couldn’t resist!

  415. christine potter says:

    Mincemeat in scones is a wonderful idea,wish I’d thought of that.

  416. Choclette says:

    Another great idea. I have several jars of home made chilli and chocolate mincemeat and these sound like a good use for them.

  417. Lucy Thomson says:

    Those look yummy, I can’t wait to make them!

  418. Clare Wright says:

    What a fab recipe, I look forward to trying these out hopefully next week. Just hope I don’t find I’ve forgotten loads of presents that need buying! Have a lovely Christmas and thank you for all of the lovely recipes. x

  419. Penelope Butcher says:

    Was feeling in need of therapeutic baking – this is what I am going to make tomorrow….

  420. The scone looks truly scrumptious> I’m going to have to bake some of these 🙂 x

  421. Jemma Cripps says:

    what a lovely festive variation

  422. Gina Mcilwraith says:

    Perfect treat baking!

  423. Mary says:

    What a fab idea. Wonder if a little dust of cinnamon with some icing sugar on the top to make it snow and smell more Christmassy??

  424. joanne says:

    Sounds amazing!!! So many beautiful recipes you have given us over the 12 days thank you!!! I will thoroughly enjoy making every one!!! Merry Christmas x

  425. michelle says:

    These look yummy!! Love mince pies so looking forward to trying these. Just hope they work with my wheat free flour!

    Thanks for recipe!


  426. Michelle says:

    oh what a lovely idea x

  427. Alice says:

    Very tempted to pop my scone cherry, but am intrinsically lazy. Could I do the butter rubbing step in a food processor do you think? Or is that just too lazy?

  428. Clare H says:

    they look amazing!

  429. Dawn Costen says:

    Wow they look soo gorgeous! I could just eat one of those right now!

  430. Katie says:

    Definitely going to make these, they look too good for Father Christmas though! I might have to add a little Xmas cheer to the whipped cream (would Baileys do? ha ha!) Thanks for all your amazing and inspirational recipes over the last 12 days too. Hoping the hamper finds its way down to Kent, and wishing you a Very Merry Christmas, now you can put your feet up for a bit eh Ruth? x

  431. shirley mclaurin says:

    i like scones i like mincemeat – never thought to combine the 2 but now a must try this out – brilliant

  432. joan says:

    i have juest tryed these out and boy are they good to eat hot with the cream on it and a cup of tea

  433. Sue says:

    What a brilliant alternative to mince pies. Love your website. Recipes alway reliable. Happy Xmas

  434. Rebecca Hawkins says:

    Im going to try a gluten free version, thanks for all your great ideas

  435. Georgina Edwards says:

    I bought a jar of mincemeat yesterday to make mince pies but i think i’ll make these instead!

  436. Sarah Gosling says:

    These sound just devine, i will certainly be giving these a go, thanks Ruth x

  437. mary says:

    Can’t wait to make the Christmas scones,and the salted caramels and the carrot and houmous filo things, oh and the lemon posset..

  438. Karen Kaye says:

    Another great idea Ruth. Thanks for all the amazing ideas xx

  439. Sarah says:

    If this isn’t the best ever Christmas giveaway, I really don’t know what is! Hope you get all these nice things as well for yourself Ruth

  440. Liz says:

    Mmm, they look delicious! Adding them to my Christmas baking list.

  441. Lisa Rowsell says:

    My mum makes the best scones, but I will have to see if I can make some even better ones.

  442. Nicola Smith says:

    I’ve just made these and they’re delicious. Lovely recipe, thanks Ruth, and thanks for such a great 12 days of Christmas competition.

  443. nicola says:

    These look delish and the hamper looks amazing too!!!!!! xxx

  444. Joanna Blofeld says:

    What an inspired idea. Why hadn’t I thought of that? Will make tomorrow. Thanks.

  445. Fiona says:

    Ideal, I have half a jar of mincemeat that I was wondering what to do with! These look yummy x

  446. Lois says:

    What a great recipe! Will definitely be making these when the family are home for Christmas.

  447. Diane Hill says:

    Just made these they taste amazing. And a nice change from mince pies.

  448. Diane Hill says:

    Just made these they taste amazing. A nice change from mince pies.

  449. Rachel Stainthorpe says:

    These look yummy.What a great idea for different flavoured scones 🙂

  450. Nicola Pigden says:

    Hve just made these while waiting for my bread to prove (which was a disaster but I know where I went wrong though)these scones made up for it, so easy and tasty 🙂 Thank you as ever for your genius for simplicity xx

  451. Tammy says:

    I love scones and these look gorgeous

  452. Carole says:

    Luv the sound of these. Will definitely be making these. Merry Xmas xxx

  453. Sue Beck says:

    I’m making these tomorrow, I just love scones. Never thought of putting mincemeat in them before. Cannot wait.

  454. A. Harrington says:

    fab recipes – I always feel hungry after I have been here! love the Green & Black comp and the Tassimo comp too!

  455. Chris M says:

    Don’t know if they’d be any left for Santa 🙂

  456. Janet says:

    Thank you for the idea of mincemeat scones, they look really lovely. I am thinking of making them the star attraction of a Christmas themed afternoon tea. Mini stilton pastries; turkey sandwiches (of course!)and some apple slices cut into stars with the new star shaped cutters that arrived in the post today. The centrepiece will be the Christmas scones with some Cointreau butter and the fabulous Baileys cream. Thanks for such great inspiration over the last 12 days, and happy Christmas to all. With kind regards, Janetxx

  457. Jenny says:

    mmmmm what a great idea, you can’t beat scones!

  458. Natasha Wise says:

    Perfect end! Can’t wait for Christmas now!

  459. Catherine Atherton says:

    My daughters two most favourite things. We are without a doubt going to make these.

  460. Toni Browne says:

    I have collected all your scrummy recipes and will be making some for our family boxing day buffet. I have always loved your step by step style, it means that even a novice like me can get stuck in with confidence. Happy Christmas Ruth, i hope you and your family have a great time. x x x

  461. Erin Wilson says:

    Wow they look good, must try those with the children, think they will get eaten before Santa arrives though!! 🙂

  462. Ant says:

    Wow, scones are one of my favourites and what a perfect twist

  463. Claire says:

    Lucky Santa! These sound scrumptious, can’t beat a good scone x

  464. Joanna says:

    that would make for one very happy Santa 🙂

  465. shelley says:

    thank you so much for all the fab recipes im off to try making these now

  466. Kerrie Taylor says:

    Will have to give these a try as well. I’ve really enjoyed you’re twelve days of Christmas – thank you!

  467. Holly says:

    I’d never have thought of putting mincemeat in scones, but these look amazing!

  468. kerry s says:

    nice and easy for christmas

  469. Grainne Redmond says:

    These look to die for. I have thoroughly enjoyed the 12 days of Christmas posts – the recipes have been wonderful. I have opened these before the Advent calendar this year. The winning of a hamper is truly secondary to having been able to drool over the recipes but that has been a lovely idea too – what a prize! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year xxx

  470. em says:

    I can’t wait to try these. My two young boys (my reasons for baking) will LOVE these!

  471. Jo Arnold says:

    What a brilliant idea!

  472. Samia says:

    Yet another festive treat! I can’t wait to try these out. They look delicious

  473. Kate Ward says:

    Will def be making these with my 3 year old little boy, ready to give to Santa. Thanks Ruth! Also, thank you so much for giving us a chance to win such an amazing prize. Your recipes are wonderful. Hope you and your boys have a very merry Christmas, I’m sure you will if your great baking has anything to do with it!! xx

  474. Annette Hanley says:

    These will be perfect for my husband as he loves scones but not too keen on mince pies. Their has been some brilliant recipes and i can’t wait for my children to break up from school so we can all get baking.

  475. Amanda marsh says:

    Thanks Ruth for all the lovely recipes and ideas, I’ve really looked forward to receiving everything in my in box, for the last 12 days,
    A fantastic web site, keep up the good work!
    Merry Christmas

  476. Sophie Crees says:

    These sound delicious.

  477. Hayley jones says:

    This is a fab idea will be trying these at the weekend

  478. Joan says:

    Just perfect to take into the staffroom for the last day of term

  479. Nic says:

    Getting into the Christmas zone now after seeing these!

  480. Tracy says:

    Thanks to you I have so many new recipes I want to try. You have offered the best raffle prizes I have ever seen. Would make the winner’s Christmas so special.

  481. Ann Quinn says:

    The scones sound absolutely delicious. I am not waiting for Christmas. Going to try them tomorrow. Thanks

  482. Carrie says:

    Any excuse to make and eat scones 🙂 yummy x

  483. Judith says:

    My OH will love these

  484. tracey mollet says:

    Mmm wot a lovely twist on a great recipe! Looking forward to trying this one! X

  485. Wendy Tolhurst says:

    Have seen some great receipes over the past 12 days, but can’t manage to make all of them for Christmas! However, some of them have been hidden away for use on other occasions!

  486. Tania says:

    What a wonderful finale! Thanks Ruth and Happy Christmas!

  487. Natalie Henderson says:

    Oooh, lovely!! 🙂

  488. NICOLA says:


  489. Elspeth Woods says:

    Ooh, have been making mince pie muffins, but they have been a bit dry. These look so much better.

  490. Tracey says:

    Omg! I will defo be making these. I’ll probably have them with clotted cream though, it’s not a proper scone otherwise! X

  491. Laura Wells says:

    These look yummy! Your recipes have never failed me yet, thank you – and a Happy Christmas! X

  492. Aimee Wright says:

    Oh wow! These look amazing, I’ve never heard of mincemeat scones before, definitely one to try. I love scones with clotted cream, yummy.

  493. Louise Sabel says:

    Yum they look fab 🙂

  494. Rachel Cooke says:

    Thanks. Look forward to giving it a go!

  495. Maria says:

    Just want to say thanks for all these lovely recipes! You do look after us 🙂 xx

  496. Laura Wells says:

    Thankyou Ruth – your recipes have never failed and these look great! Happy Christmas x

  497. Julie Gibson says:

    Santa won’t get a look in!

  498. mair owen says:

    Hope I have time to try these out tomorrow, another use for my home made mincemeat

  499. Wendy says:

    Mmmmmm…making these and filling with brandy butter…

  500. Fee Edden says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational Christmas goodies!!!! And here was me, wanting to LOSE weight BEFORE Christmas!!! Haha!!! It’ll never happen with all these lovely recipes to follow!!!

  501. Catherine Kane says:

    I am going to try these tomorrow

  502. Melanie Hughes-Arron says:

    An absolute “must “to try out!! I’ve so enjoyed each day looking at my mails to see what you had in store for us each day!!! Thanks for all the lovely recipes you are a real inspiration!! Good luck everyone & festive greetings to all!!!!

  503. Eleanor says:

    I don’t know about Father Christmas – but my dad would love these!

  504. Fiona says:

    Something for Santa? Mmmmm, good thing I’m Santa in this house!! Can’t wait to try these.

  505. Julia Durance says:

    I have never been any good at scones but hopefully this recipe will put that right!! Thanks x

  506. Vanessa Cox says:

    yummy scones

  507. Gina Mcilwraith says:

    Yum, can’t wait to try one!

  508. claire says:

    love making scones. cant wait to use this recipe!

  509. kirsty hazlewood says:

    Santa clause would be a happy man 🙂

  510. Sarah Blom says:

    They look delicious……making me hungry 🙂

  511. Sarah Arnold says:

    I love , love, love cheese scones and am unsure any other scone can touch them but am willing to give a special Christmas scone a try so I’ll bake these at the weekend and let you know.

  512. Caroline says:

    I think this is such a lovely idea – I have made whoopee mince pies but the idea of scones is inspired. Thank you for all the lovely inspiration, do you have to stop?

  513. Jennifer says:

    oooh the chocolate hamper looks amazing!

  514. Julie Mitchell says:

    Family love mince pies and love scones – heaven on a plate!
    Thank you Ruth for 12 wonderful days of inspiration.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours xx

  515. Jill Ridley says:

    Can’t wait to try these 🙂

  516. Gill says:

    Yum, yum, yum.
    Merry Christmas Ruth, and good luck everyone. Don’t know about anyone else but I’m keeping everything crossed!

  517. Laura Thomson says:

    Thank you for the recipes, I’ve enjoyed reading all of them and planning what to make next!

  518. Val Gilchrist says:

    Will definitely make these

  519. Diane says:

    Move over Santa, sorry but I wouldn’t be able to save one for him! Thanks Ruth , your a star as usual, giving us your wonderful recipes and ideas.I hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends!

  520. Jodie Burnett says:

    Got to be honest, if I made these scones I dont think there would be any leftover for santa!

  521. You have inspired me to want to check each day and look at your recipes. Thank you today’s scones with a Christmas twist is inspired. I love the clear instructions you have with the photo’s of each stage of the recipe. You have storted out chrismas gifts for me with your wonderful toffee recipe as well . Thank you for inspiring me to get my pots and pans out and get baking….regards Trishie

  522. Thank you for your inspiring recipes, each day I am compelled to look up your latest. Today’s recipe is a lovely twist on a favourite of mine! I have also been inspired to make the toffee recipe for gifts thank you. The way you guide and use phots of each stage of the recipes makes it so easy to follow them. I also want to make the marshmallows ….you have inspired me to get out my pots and pans and get baking…thank you !

  523. CDoherty says:

    These look really good, whoever wins the competition, please post a photo of it all, its some prize !!

  524. Kelsey Harkness-Jones says:

    The scones look scrummy and I have my own homemade mincemeat to use in them. Can’t wait to bake them! Xxx

  525. spleenyone says:

    Santa will love these!

  526. Loretta Cerioli says:

    Very innovative take on the traditional scone. A bonus for Santa!
    Merry Christmas, and thanks for all the tasty treats for this season.

  527. Lisa says:

    Ooh yummy! I’m always on the lookout for different ways to use traditional ingredients-thanks Ruth! I will definitely be making these ( can’t promise that Santa will get a look-in though!) Merry Christmas! X

  528. Claire says:

    They look amazing!

  529. Sue M says:

    Lovely recipe and have all the ingredients in. Good one for the kids to do 🙂

  530. Sue M says:

    Thanks for another great recipe, kids will love making these at the weekend 🙂

  531. Lynn says:

    These look so yummy. Will definitely be trying these. Thank you for all your recipes. They are fab. Will be trying these scones over Xmas 🙂 x

  532. Sue M says:

    Opps sorry for double post thought it hadnt sent it 😀

  533. Sarah Lines says:

    Yummy these look so good!!!

  534. Elaine Baldwin says:

    They look delish x

  535. Patricia Mathieson says:

    Scones still warm from the oven – what a treat! Thank you

  536. Geegee says:

    You come up with the most fabulous ideas.
    Another fantastic recipe for the Christmas holidays.
    Thank you.

  537. Susan Peart says:

    They look gorgeous! I could not imagine winning the Green & Black hamper let alone this fantastic hamper. Good luck to everyone and have a fab Christmas and a lovely New Year. Thank you for an amazing competition. Sue xxx

  538. Emma says:

    Great idea, perfect for the mincemeat I made the other day!

  539. Alison Blewett says:

    Some amazing recipes you have given us, can’t wait to try them this weekend.
    Thanks Ruth & Merry Christmas xx

  540. Mel Gibbons says:

    I have followed your recipes pretty much from the beginning. I love them!!
    I started following a Paleo lifestyle 18months ago which has changed the way I bake. I make things gluten free, avoid processed sugars and dairy. But I still enjoy your recipes because they give me ideas that I can tinker with and make my own version.
    The pudsey bear cookie recipe (yours – i didn’t adapt it) has been a big sucess for the last 3 years at the kids school baking table.

  541. Lisa Cann says:

    I’ve pinned these – such a great riff on fruit scones, will ahve to try them when its cooler though, its 35 deg C here in Melbourne today, I wouldn’t put my oven on for all the tea in China!

  542. Hannah P says:

    wOW! Love scones as a fast light meal – and these look particularly good!

  543. Joanne says:

    I am sooo excited with anticipation over the hamper. I feel like a 7 year old on Christmas Eve! Good luck to everyone, and a big thank you to Ruth for another amazing 12 days of Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone.x

  544. Jen says:

    Wow – I want to eat theses RIGHT NOW 😉 mmmmm x merry Christmas x

  545. Lorna says:

    Fantastic recipe as always Ruth – There is only me like mincemeat in our house so I may be able to sneak these little beauties in without anyone noticing!! Have a great Christmas.

  546. Jayne says:

    Definitely going to try these. Some wonderful recipes. I’m so addicted to your web site and have spread the word. Girls at work particularly appreciative of chocolate peanut butter bars.

  547. Harriet says:

    What a fantastic recipe to finish on! These will definetly be on the Christmas ‘afternoon tea’ menu at my house along with all the other bakes! Thank you Ruth for all the amazing recipes and Christmas Cheer 🙂

  548. tracey clift says:

    These look yummy x

  549. Sara wright says:

    These look lovely, I must try them

  550. Jo G says:

    Another brill idea. I always look forward to seeing what my next email has in store!

  551. katherine says:


  552. Sam says:

    Those scones look yummy. And big! Bit like your hamper Ruth! Fantastic prize. x

  553. Patsi says:

    Amazing we can pretend it is cream tea in the summer..they look gorgeous

  554. Alison Makin says:

    Ooh my husband is going to love these! I’d best get baking!! Thank you for all of the 12 days of Christmas! x

  555. jaynealicia says:

    These I must bake

  556. Bernice says:

    Thank you Ruth for your lovely twelve recipes and great fun with the hamper giveaway.
    Hope you have a wonderfully magical christmas with your family.
    All the best
    Bernice x

  557. Georgia McAllister says:

    Another lovely recipe.

  558. A. Harrington says:

    these look yummy too! I love scones with lashings of butter and strawberry jam.

  559. Janet Dring says:

    Lovely scones

  560. Angela Cairns says:

    Ooh fantastic I love making scones. Such lovely recipes thank you.

  561. Laura Finlayson says:

    Yip I sure think Santa will like these they look lovely

  562. Jo Kelly says:

    Oh wow. I could eat one of these right now x

  563. Michael Long says:

    Love these Thank you

  564. Jennifer antonelli says:

    Hi Ruth
    I run a small tearoom in bucks and your Xmas scones have gone down great this week, also your chocolate chip cookies are a weekly feature and your ginger cake goes down a storm. Looking forward to your ideas for 2013.

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