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…



Sprinkled Strawberry Coconut Milk Scones

Yield: makes about 16 scones

Total Time: 30 minutes


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


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.”

  1. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — January 31, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    So cute and festive!!!! I love the fresh strawberries in there!!


  2. #
    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — January 31, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    OMG I can’t even begin to start on the comparisons! Target gets me everytime – and i end up with three packs of note cards I might-need-one-day-when-someone-is-ill-or-to-say-thank-you-or-whatever along with printed paper tape and mounds of other things that sit on my desk and bookshelf and hidden away for me not to see what I’ve spent my money on but never used. I totally understand.

    On the flip side, these scones and so pretty and you never need enough cookie cutters (right?)


  3. #
    Kim in MD — January 31, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    I have to stay away from Target, due to the same problem you have. I always come home with a cart full of stuff I really don’t need! These scones are so cute, and they sound delicious!


  4. #
    Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama — January 31, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    Oh, I so get it. Target is a dangerous, dangerous place. Hey, you made a super cute scone, though, I’d say that was a good purchase. :-)

    On a totally unrelated note, what are your countertops? Cambria Torquay by any chance? I am in the process of building a house and can’t help but notice these things. We’ve had the hardest time settling on a countertop material.


    • Alicia Greenrabbit — January 31st, 2013 @ 8:45 am

      Me too,I keep on going between the quartz and the granite,and my cabinets are coming in 3 weeks, so i have to decide soon!


      • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} — January 31st, 2013 @ 11:36 am

        Me, too! I totally want the quartz, but it’s so much more $$. (at least where I live it is…)

    • Jessica — January 31st, 2013 @ 11:26 am

      that is totally not my countertop – it’s just a $2 piece of tile from lowes!


  5. #
    bridget {bake at 350} — January 31, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    Target is just evil. Evil genius. Pure and simple.

    And I ALWAYS get a cart because it’s like my security blanket…and I feel like I don’t have to suck in my stomach if the cart is in front of me. Kiddo always asks if he can push it…NO!

    Anyway…heart-shaped, pink, sprinkled SCONES?!? I’m in love.


    • Kristin Morris — January 31st, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

      haha, bridget, i do the same thign witht he cart. It brings some solice to my shopping.


  6. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — January 31, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    LOL! Snap on all of these things. We don’t have a target here yet but last year the company opened an office about an hour away so there will be locations popping up and I.Can’t.WAIT! How to lose a guy in 10 days and Bring It On are classics – a must in every dvd collection. And scrapbooking stickers – it doesn’t hurt to have a little stash just in case you ever felt compelled to do some scrapbooking, right? (Mind you, these days, all I’d have photos of to scrapbook is blog food!)


  7. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — January 31, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    Oh man! I love strawberries and in scone version is perfect!!! I can’t wait to make these babies!! They look so good!


  8. #
    Alicia Greenrabbit — January 31, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Trying taking my two girls with you to Target! I can’t get out of there without spending $100 ………… least!
    SO…….I can either wear this or eat it,how pretty all of my favorite colors!

    PS I make a killer apricot ginger scone!


    • Jessica — January 31st, 2013 @ 11:20 am

      i cannot even imagine taking kids there…


  9. #
    jann jones — January 31, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    I have the decorating skill of a rock, and am no way going to scrapbook! I refuse to go to Michaels, I would be so in debt! These scones sound absolutely divine, and I know my friend will love them. I live in a security apartment building, and we share often. Oh, no snow here, in Portland! =) Love your posts!!


  10. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — January 31, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    I was in Target yesterday to buy clothes for my daughter (I swear she grew like 3 inches in a week…and nothing fit! like with no notice) and was in there and was sooooo tempted to go on a heart-shaped everything bonanza. I could have gone nuts in there! I was in that mood and everything they had was so cute!

    I love the scones, the sprinkles, strawberries, coconut milk, hearts! The whole thing is fabulous – along with the story telling!


  11. #
    Yammie @ Yammie's Noshery — January 31, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    Did you end up buying the denim shirt?? If it’s the same one I saw, I dragged it around the store for two hours, trying to ditch it in the shoes section and the chocolate aisle only to go back two seconds later to retrieve it. I ended up just throwing it in the kid’s section and running away, but now I wonder if that was a mistake.


    • Jessica — January 31st, 2013 @ 11:20 am

      ugh. yes i did.


  12. #
    Brie @ Entrée the Giant — January 31, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    I fall victim to impulse buys all the time…two seconds later, buyer’s remorse kicks in. Like, the kind you read about.

    At least your little splurge resulted in something delicious!


  13. #
    Christina — January 31, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    Target. My happy place.

    I love that these are covered in sprinkles. :)


  14. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — January 31, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    The weirdest day of my life was the day I went into Target and walked out without buying a single thing. I think something was wrong with me. It has not happened since. Maybe it was a cosmic phenomenon.

    But these scones, there is no way I could refuse these!


    • Jessica — January 31st, 2013 @ 11:18 am

      yes. very weird day.


  15. #
    Kristina — January 31, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    …and don’t even mention all the things with DACHSHUNDS on them! those all leapt into my cart, some when I wasn’t even looking. and all the $1.00 heart shaped boxes of Whitmans Samplers with snoopy? I somehow bought the whole shelf display and now have a half-planned project for next month…

    and YES… I saw the new home decor collection too. those lacquer tables? I *need* them, like three of them. They wouldn’t fit in the hand held basket I always force myself to choose, because, you know, I’m only here for a couple things… even if I don’t even know what those things are…

    clearly I need strawberry scone therapy.


  16. #
    April — January 31, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    OMG, you are totally my Target-twin. That post could have been written by me. You know, if I had a blog (which I don’t), creative writing skills (don’t have those either), or motivation (um, nope!).

    …and I’m so making the scones. YUMMY! Thanks for sharing.


  17. #
    Hilary — January 31, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    There should be a club for all of us! I went to Target just the other day.. and walked out with three new bags I didn’t need (but hey, happy Valentine’s to me, I love me), workout clothes, and more Valentine’s gifts/cards for others. Shame on me.

    Now excuse me while I leave to bake pink heart shaped cookies and chocolate covered rice crispy treats.. ..


  18. #
    Ali @ Peaches and Football — January 31, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    These came at just the right time! I have two quarts of fresh strawberries in the fridge and I love the idea of making cute heart-shaped scones for a Valentine’s Day treat. Super cute!


  19. #
    Meg @ Peaches and Cake — January 31, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    “The scrapbook and greeting card aisle: otherwise known as where estrogen-laced emotions go to die.” BAAAHAHAHAHA LOL you are so funny


  20. #
    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — January 31, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    Haha, I wrote about Target today too! In a slightly different light though. Just wait until you have kids!


  21. #
    Katie — January 31, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    Since we have pretty much the same brain in our heads, I’m going to claim Target is out to get me, too. We walked in there yesterday – mostly because we just needed to get out of the house – and somehow I walked out with $50 less dollars. How does that haaaapppen??

    And now you’re telling me I have to go back today and get a heart shaped cookie cutter so I can make these adorable little scones? Shoot.


  22. #
    Talia — January 31, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    Ugh, I feel your Target-fueled “pain”. I wish I didn’t have the exact.same.problem.


  23. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — January 31, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    I love these! Too freakin’ cute Jessica!


  24. #
    Ashley — January 31, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    Hahaa, super cute post. :) Love the scone flavor combo + spriiinkles!!!


  25. #
    Courtney — January 31, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Amen, sister. Amen.


  26. #
    Liz — January 31, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    I’m a sucker for the clearance items too! Love the added coconut milk in these scones – pinning! :)


  27. #
    Cheryl — January 31, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    These look amazing and so pretty. I will be trying them.


  28. #
    Chloe @Ergo-Blog — January 31, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Target is crazily on the money lately. I’ve banned myself from going in there until I have my tax refund because there is just too many cute things!! These scones look beautiful and must taste omg so good!!!!! =)


  29. #
    Tanvee — January 31, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    We’re finally getting Target in Canada this spring! And reading this post made me want to go shopping there nownowNOW. Ugh, that cookie cutter is adorable. And one can never have too many wedge shoes Jessica. Never.


  30. #
    joelle (on a pink typewriter) — January 31, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    This post is hilarious, and very reminiscent of how my own brain monolgoues haha. Everyone NEEDS heart-covered towels and expired Halloween sprinkles, obviously making Target critical to our existence.


  31. #
    Little Kitchie — January 31, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    I got those same towels the other day at Target! But how did I miss these cookie cutters?! I’m DYING over these… too cuteeeee!


  32. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — January 31, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    I have to limit the number of trips I take to Target, and even then I can only make a beeline straight to what I need. If I go off track even the tiniest bit it’s all over. Bye-bye money!


  33. #
    Brittany — January 31, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Please tell me you have a RedCard.


  34. #
    Rachel @ the Avid Appetite — January 31, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Ugh yes…Target knows exactly how to get me too! I just can’t go in there anymore because in the last few weeks I’ve spent half of my paycheck on everything from baking supplies to new pj’s and robe…sigh.


  35. #
    allie@sweetpotatobites — January 31, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    And now I have to go to Target and get the heart shaped cookie cutters, and probably some other valentine’s goodies now since it is virtually impossible to buy just a couple of things from there.

    scones look great!


  36. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — January 31, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    okay, not gonna lie, kind of freaking out abt this post!! I am hard core OBSESSED with coconut milk and I am looooving how you used it here!

    my creative juices (and my appetite) are going full force right now! great recipe Jessica! xx


  37. #
    Annie @ Annie's Noms — January 31, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    Blimey, I’m really looking forward to visiting a Target store when I finally plan my visit to the US, but it sounds like I’m going to need to bring an empty suitcase with me! Sounds amazing and I just know I would go crazy and grab absolutely everything within reach telling myself that everything I’m buying is imperative to me going on living. Best start saving… And whilst I plan my trip, I can stuff my face with these scones :D


  38. #
    Kristin Morris — January 31, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    This is me completely! Target is my vice.
    And I am dying to make these. In a clean manner of course! :)


  39. #
    Honey What's Cooking — January 31, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

    looks amazing! love strawberry, but never had them in scones.
    you come up with amazing recipes.


  40. #
    Holiday Baker Man — January 31, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    A great combo.


  41. #
    Mary @ The Kitchen Paper — January 31, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    Amen on the target conspiracy. They’re onto us…

    At least they helped you produce these crazy-delicious-looking scones! I want some!


  42. #
    Erin @ The Speckled Palate — January 31, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    You certainly aren’t the only one who has major problems/loves with Target and all their stuff because I get myself into the same kind of trouble EVERY TIME. The only reasonable solution I have found is not going… and that’s just no fun.

    Definitely gonna try these scones this weekend! Looks like a perfect Valentine’s treat.


  43. #
    Ashley — January 31, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    This post literally made my day. So so so true. I cannot escape the ridiculous things Target has to offer. Adios bank account! I seriously live for the dollar bins. Who doesn’t need handwarmers and dog toys that will be ripped apart in 4 seconds? I also indulged in these fabric “boxes” that were staring me down in the dollar section. PS I also hate Target carts, such an necessary evil.


  44. #
    Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats — January 31, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    OMG I so know what you mean!! I walked into Target last weekend and I was really blown away!! They have really stepped up their marketing and I wanted every little single thing that I saw. I mean that almost always happens at Target, but lately it’s been especially bad. I wonder if they got a new marketing director or something?? I WANT EVERYTHING!! haha


  45. #
    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — January 31, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    I was definitely suckered in by the big thing of cookie cutters too! But goodness, these look adorable, so well done :)


  46. #
    Sarah — January 31, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    I see where you’re using 1/3 cup of the puree and another 3tbls of it. Where is the rest of it going?


  47. #
    Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats — January 31, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    Bahahaha I love the Nars orgasm comment. I totally agree- I liked it for a while because it’s pretty (in the container) and because everyone else likes it, but I just don’t think it looks that great on anyone. Plus anytime you wear it you get 5 people asking you if you are wearing Nars Orgasm and they give you a “knowing look” and you’re like, what? What do you know that I don’t? I’m over mine too :)


  48. #
    Larry — January 31, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

    I think we share the same 14-year-old girl brain, because I want to walk over to Target on my break at work and buy those cookie cutters… because I totally spend my spare time baking. pfft.


  49. #
    JanetFCTC — January 31, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    Target has that effect on everyone. That store is evil; evil I say! Especially those “Only In Target” Ben & Jerry ice creams they have. My husband hates when I go in there.


  50. #
    Chrysa — January 31, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    The EXACT SAME THING happens to me in Target. The last time I was there, I started thinking, “Is it just how colorful everything is? Am I giving in to some primal instinct because I’m wowed by the colors?” I don’t know. My friends and I used to joke that Target had a cover charge because we couldn’t go in and not spend minimally $40. Now, about 8 years later, I’ve bumped that up to a hundo.



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