Kona Coffee MacNut Scones

Kona Coffee MacNut Scones
38 min
18 servings


2/3 cup
half & half
1 tsp
vanilla extract
4 tsp
Kona coffee (finely ground)
2 to 2 1/4 cup
all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 cup
light brown sugar (packed)
stick unsalted butter (chilled, small cube)
1/2 cup
macadamia nuts (small dice)
non-stick cooking spray
Prep Time:
20 min
Cooking Time:
18 min
Total Time:
38 min


Preheat oven to 350˚F. 

In a small mixing bowl, combine the half & half, vanilla and coffee; let soak for 10 minutes.

Place the flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl; stir to combine. With a pastry blender, fork or electric mixer with paddle attachment, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the dough is crumbly, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the macadamia nuts and mix about 30 seconds; then add the coffee mixture to the dough until just combined. Do not overmix.

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop, portion the dough into approximately 2 oz. servings. Place onto a cookie sheet, 2" apart and bake for 18 minutes.

Enjoy these taste-of-Hawai‘i-Island scones for breakfast or brunch with a cup of freshly brewed Kona coffee.