Peppermint Mocha Scones Recipe

Jocelyn Brubaker | Inside BruCrew Life

Peppermint Mocha Scones bring the chocolate and peppermint to your morning. Treat yourself this holiday season.

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This time of year I go a little bit over board with the peppermint treats. Is anyone else with me? I look for every single way I can get that peppermint goodness into my baking. Fudge, cookies, and popcorn have been given the peppermint treatment in our kitchen this month.  And so far, there is no end in sight for my peppermint cravings. Those stretchy pants are not going anywhere right now.

Up until now breakfast had been the one meal that had been safe from my peppermint addiction. But… I found a way to eat peppermint for breakfast. You see, peppermint mochas are one of the favorite coffee drinks around here, so I took those flavors and added them to these triple chocolate scones.

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My kids love when they get to eat chocolate for breakfast. They were especially excited to eat a chocolate breakfast that had frosting and candy on it. My daughter has been putting one in the microwave each morning to get it all warm and gooey again. She did say to tell you that 30 seconds is a little too long because your frosting will all melt.

For these scones I mixed a little bit of coffee and some coffee creamer with the cold butter and the chocolate flour mixture. It makes these scones a decadent treat to wake up to in the morning.

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Now, you could make these the day you need them, but the best thing about these scones is that you can make them the day before. Any way to save time in the morning gets my vote. They would be the perfect breakfast to have all ready for Christmas morning.

Quick tip though, if you make them early, wait to add the frosting and candy canes until you actually serve them. We got a good laugh at our scones the next day because candy canes tend to melt when added to frosting. It didn’t change the taste at all, but they were slightly different looking.

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Peppermint Mocha Scones Recipe

    12 Servings


For the Scones:
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Cold
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Coffee Extract
  • 1/4 cup Coffee, Brewed strong and cooled
  • 1/2 cup Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer
  • 3/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
For the Frosting:
  • 1/4 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Crushed Peppermint


For the Scones:

  1. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Add the cold butter and cut in with a fork or pastry blender until the butter is in small pieces. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Add the egg, coffee extract, cooled coffee, and creamer and mix together with a fork until a soft dough forms.
  3. Divide the dough in half and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Pat each section into a 6 inch circle. Score each circle into 6 wedges. The dough is very sticky, so do not try to move it.
  5. Bake at 400°F for 18 minutes. Do not over bake.
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes, then cut the scones apart where the scored marks were. Let cool completely.

For the Frosting:

  1. Beat together the butter, peppermint extract, and coffee creamer until creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar.
  2. Spread the frosting on the cooled scones and sprinkle with the crushed candy canes.
  3. Serve immediately.
  4. Store in a sealed container. 


  • If you make these ahead of time, do not frost them right away. The candy canes will melt and get sticky.


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Author: Jocelyn Brubaker
Recipe Yields: 12 scones
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 scone
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 101
Calories 318

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 109mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 31g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jocelyn Brubaker

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Jocelyn bakes up many delicious things to share on Inside BruCrew Life. Around these parts, she's our latest Breakfast Fanatic, and we're so glad!

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