You know, I’ve determined that Target is totally out to get me.

It’s like every single thing they do was done for me. Made for me. Marketed for my brain. Sprayed it the air for my sense of smell. From the moment I walk in the dumb store and see the dollar bins with the brightest, glitteriest, pinkest pencils and plastic necklaces and heart-covered Chinese take-out boxes and lime green whistles and polka dotted sets of jacks, directly across from swim suits assaulting my eyes in December but adorned with the most adorable gems and jewels and fringe only suited for a 14-year old’s body, I’m done for.

I have a 23-second conversation with myself over whether or not I should grab a shopping cart, to which I usually decide against (don’t they all SQUEAK?) but then have to give in 20 minutes later as I attempt to walk a few hundred feet back to the front of the store with my arms already loaded down with a scarf, purse I don’t need, two pairs of sunglasses, denim shirt I would never buy elsewhere, an aqua sweatshirt with sparkles and a pair of velvet wedges that I don’t really love but have talked to myself into because they are like only $15. The cart is necessary at this point because I haven’t even made it to the huge rom-com display and doesn’t everyone need How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Bring It On on DVD?

In case you are wondering, the answer is yes. They are on sale anyway.

After a few more twirls around the store, I start to feel incredibly terrible about myself because I don’t have a creative brain to use any of their adorable and semi-affordable decor due to my huge lack of interior design skills, nor do I have any desire or ability to scrapbook but have you even seeeeen all of those stickers? They have ones with pizza and tacos and shoes and lipstick and flowers and cuddly puppies, which happen to be right next to the brightly colored card stock and neon post-it’s. The scrapbook and greeting card aisle: otherwise known as where estrogen-laced emotions go to die.

I definitely can’t pass up the clearance racks on the end of each food aisle because they have amazing things like expired gum and Halloween sprinkles and make-your-own-hot-fudge-sundae kits that in the moment, seem imperative to my existence.

Right… like you’ve never done the same.

And don’t even get me started on their seasonal dishware and accessories, which fly off the shelves within minutes because everyone needs towels with hearts on them and a set of six bowls in gradient ombre purples. They just match last year’s ombre baby blues so perfectly. Um and we aren’t even going to discuss the beauty/cosmetics section because… yeah. Just no. I’ve lost my soul in between the loofahs and lipgloss one too many times.

In fact, that’s exactly how I ended up with these heart-shaped cookie cutters. Why I, who has the patience of a toddler when it comes to cookie baking, thought that heart-shaped cookie cutters would be an asset in my kitchen… I have no idea. You are correct in thinking that I only purchased this little plastic set because I am a marketer’s dream and well, a set of multicolored – heck, even multitextured – hearts could never be seen by my immature eye and simply left on the shelf. It’s quite pathetic. And so very me.

I mean, I don’t really know what’s worse than that.

Except, maybe… making pink strawberry scones with coconut milk and covering them in an even pinker glaze and topping them with bright sprinkles and… and…

Oh.

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Sprinkled Strawberry Coconut Milk Scones

Yield: makes about 16 scones

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
3 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups cold butter, cut into pieces
1 cup canned coconut milk + 1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Add strawberries with 1 tablespoons of water to a blender or a food processor and blend until smoooth and pureed. Pour into a large bowl, reserving 1/3 cup and set both aside.

In large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and powder. Using your fingers, a fork or a pastry blender, cut in butter until it forms coarse crumbs. Stir in coconut milk, 1/3 cup of strawberry puree and vanilla extract. Stir with a spoon until a dough forms, using your hands to bring it together. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently.

Divide in half and pat into two 7-inch round circles. Brush each dough with melted butter. Cut into 6 or 8 wedges, or use a biscuit cutter to make rounds.

Bake for 12-14 minutes (wedges) or 9-11 minutes (rounds). While scones are baking, take 3 tablespoons of the strawberry puree, 1 tablespoon of coconut milk and the powdered sugar, whisking together until smooth and glaze-like. If glaze seems too thin, add in sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. If it seems too thick, add more coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon at a time. The key is to stir well for a few minutes. The consistency and measurements may differ based on how juicy your strawberries are.

Remove scones, let cool slightly, then drizzle on strawberry glaze and top with sprinkles.

[adapted from my favorite scone recipe]

I will never learn.

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110 Responses to “Sprinkled Strawberry Coconut Milk Scones.”

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    Kristen — January 31, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    Oh don’t even get me started on Target… and it starts early too. I go in and my kids see all this stuff they just “have to have” when we are there. I swear they have some kind of drug in the air that makes me a submissive shopaholic!

    Love these scones very much!

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    • Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco — February 1st, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

      I can’t tell you how much I agree! I should invest in Target stock because I know I could raise it myself. ;) Wall Street, here we come! Sound like a plan?

      Jessica, these scones look AMAZING. I will eat them. All of them.

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    Sasha — January 31, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    Oh my goodness I cannot wait to make these this weekend!! They sound and look amazing!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 31, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    Neat scone idea! The little hearts are so cute!

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    dervla @ The Curator — January 31, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    I don’t have Target near me so don’t have this insane temptation … but i’m sure i would feel the exact same way. i love that second shot of the milk pouring into the bowl.

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — January 31, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    Um what a cool glaze. Aaand I’m pretty sure Target is out to get all of us. I’m pretty okay with it though at this point.

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    sheila — January 31, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

    ugh. thank you for having the same exact reaction as me upon walking into target. i own like 4 different magazine holders bc they have such cutely printed ones in the dollar bins, and i don’t even GET magazines.

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    Amanda — January 31, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    That is so me in Target. Like, I pretty much lived in Target last year when my apartment was just down the street from it. And my boyfriend started working at Target in the fall, and I bring him food on his break when he works nights, and I figure I might as well look around while I’m in the store, and… well, let’s just say Target gets a huge chunk of my paycheck each month. Yeah…

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    Beth @ CraveableCleveland — January 31, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    Those are just way too cute!! Single or taken, Valentines day is just the prettiest holiday for girls :)))

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    Sue — January 31, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

    Very beautiful. I love the idea of heart shaped scones. Scones are my specialty, so this is of great interest. One thing though…I have never been a big fan of “glazed” scones, so would not use the frosting, but just do an egg wash and sprinkle with red sugar before baking. I love the crunchiness of the top when they are baked with the sugar on top. It adds just the right amount of sweetness.

    I love your ideas and read almost all your posts. You keep me on my toes and get my creative juices flowing. Thanks for taking the time to record and share your recipes. I truly appreciate it.

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    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — January 31, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    The dollar section at Target is the bomb, super cute stationary, gift wrap and little bags of those delicious iced animal crackers!
    You have so won my heart with these adorable pink scones!

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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — January 31, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    If you don’t already have the shopkick app, you need to get it! It’s the best for shopaholics or window shoppers (like me). I’ve already earned $25 in Target gift cards. Plus, it’s kind of fun…

    Love the pink scones!

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    The Kook @ The Kitchen Kook — January 31, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    Mmm. These look mouth-watering-ly delicious! And i TOTALLY understand your obsession with Target. There’s something about that red-tinted store that makes me (and my family) go crazy. They could be selling the same exact thing at Wal-mart, and we’d pass right by it. But at Target, everything’s out the window!

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    Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry — January 31, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    Dont even get me started on Target! I go in there for one thing and walk out with a shopping cart full of stuff. My apartment is TINY and it’s overflowing with Target knick knacks. These scones though are so cute! I love the addition of sprinkles on top.

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    Lauren — January 31, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    Please don’t feel bad about the scrapbooking…or lack thereof. The last time I went to the craft store I bought an obscene mess of products. They were glittery and sparkly and shiny and made me feel good all over. When I was checking out, the woman looked at me and said, “wow. This is a lot of stuff! What are you making?” I was at a total loss for words. I just looked at her and honestly said, “I’m not making anything. I don’t know how to make anything. I’m just going to lay them all over the house.” She looked at me like I just escaped the insane asylum.

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    Kelsey — January 31, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    These look deliciousssssss

    x Kelsey
    tortoiseinthesun.blogspot.com

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    Annie @ What's Annie Making? — January 31, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

    I feel like you just entered my brain and downloaded my weekly trip to Target. It’s so wonderful and therapeutic until I get to the checkout. I don’t think I’ve walked out spending less than $50. Gahhhhh

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    Ross @ TheFaceBaby — February 1, 2013 @ 12:04 am

    Bahaha… amazing things like expired gum. You funny, girl!

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    Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron — February 1, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    I just totally laughed out loud right now. The way you describe yourself at Target…I can relate! I walk in there just to buy something… ONE thing that I actually NEED so I don’t get a shopping cart. Then a few minutes later my arms are full and I can’t find a shopping cart nearby. UGH! Target is evil.

    BTW those scones are cute!

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    Tieghan — February 1, 2013 @ 1:14 am

    Ok, these look so cute and awesome! I can totally relate to your target story! It happens every time I walk in that store. Really.

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    Reem | Simply Reem — February 1, 2013 @ 3:18 am

    Oh God… Ask me about Target… I live right across to Target n things get very crazy whenever I cross the road…lol
    Target is a Sin and I love such sins…
    B/W these scones look soo cute!

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    Abbe@This is How I Cook — February 1, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Target should pay you for this! I love Target and I love the look of those scones! Even in Target colors!

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    Sara — February 1, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    Scones – have been wanting to make some and these look awesome. Do you think they would work with regular milk instead of coconut? (which means I could make them now rather than going to the store first….)?

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2013 @ 11:46 am

      yes definitely! i would just try using a milk with a fat content – so don’t use skim if possible.

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      • Sara — February 1st, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

        thanks!

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    Michael — February 1, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    I’ll take, like 4,000 of these please. Oh, and like three cups of sprinkles on the side. They look so good drenched in strawberry syrup goodness!

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    Amanda — February 1, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    I bought those same cookie cutters! I have already made heart-shaped shortbread cookies with cranberry curd filling, eggs in a basket (heart shape cut out in the middle of the bread), and heart shaped pepperoni for a pizza. All before the first day of February!

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    pamela — February 2, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    Just made these. O.M.G. These are like little strawberry frosted biscuits – much flakier and lighter than I think of a scone as being. We skipped the jimmies but did add the glaze, and wow, these are just damn good.

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    • pamela — February 2nd, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

      Adding that my husband and I just each ate three of them. Each. Ate. Three. That’s what I’m talking about!

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    Vicki @ WITK — February 2, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    I totally get sucked in by Target. Unfortunately I work right across the street from one. I walk there at least once a week. Then I get drawn in by their $1 section, because it’s only $1!!! THanks for the heart shaped scones, they look delicious.

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    Catsburgh — February 3, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    These scones are too cute! They kind of look like your blog logo… Except inside out.

    And along with the other commenters: I totally have the SAME target experience!! Well put!

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    Denise @ Sweet Peas and Saffron — February 3, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    I would be the exact same way if we had Target in Canada (coming soon apparently). I am a total Target addict. Cute scones!

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    Maru — February 4, 2013 @ 6:04 am

    I wanted to tell you that I tried this recipe yesterday and LOVED IT! so delicious! thank you for sharing the recipe. Looking forward to your next recipe :)
    xoxo

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    nat — February 10, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

    Do I have to use canned coconut milk? Will it make a difference if I use it in a carton?

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    Whitney — February 10, 2014 @ 9:02 am

    Why do I need a cup and a half of strawberries if I’m only using 1/3 cup plus a little more for the glaze? Did I miss something?

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    Laura — May 24, 2014 @ 8:23 pm

    Just tried making these scones and when I made the dough according to the directions, there was no way I could have kneaded it. I had to add another cup of flour to even make the dough manageable. Did I miss something? I’ve never had a problem with any of your other recipes that I’ve tried to make.

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    du lich viet vui — June 17, 2014 @ 2:55 am

    Delicious. I can follow you

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    cach tiet kiem chi phi du lich mien tay — June 23, 2014 @ 4:09 am

    I would be the exact same way if we had Target in Canada

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    nhung dieu can biet khi du lich mien tay — June 23, 2014 @ 4:30 am

    These scones are too cute !

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