Looking for a special treat to make for your special valentine, then whip up a quick batch of these Valentines Sweets Scomuffies!! Need to come up with a unique tasty treat for that Valentine’s Day party?
These easy Valentine’s Day treats are a cross between a muffin and a scone but can also be considered a cookie with a soft center and a crunchy outside. Without a doubt, this valentines dessert is easy to make in 30 minutes with ingredients you have on hand.
How to make these Valentines Sweets Scomuffie
First of all, gather your ingredients needed to make these scomuffies and preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit or 163 degrees celsius.
Don’t have buttermilk?
Do not worry, buttermilk is easy to make with two ingredients. Milk and lemon juice or white vinegar, in fact! You can use any type of milk such as whole, 2%, skim or even almond milk.
Take a one cup measuring cup and put about 2 tablespoons lemon juice or white vinegar in the bottom. Pour your desired milk over top of the lemon juice or vinegar. Let sit for at least 5 minutes. The milk will curdle and become chunky and that is what you want to see.
The moist center of the scomuffie comes from the cold butter chunks. Therefore, the butter needs to be cold and cut up in small chunks before added to the flour mixture.
The next step would be to whip up the egg and combine the egg, buttermilk and vanilla together in a bowl. Combine the flour, granulated sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in the KitchenAid mixing bowl. Add the cold butter chunks to the flour mixture. Mix about 3 to 5 minutes until the flour mixture looks grainy.
Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix until ingredients are just combined. Finally, mix in the candy hearts sprinkles. I used about 2 tablespoons of the sprinkles but you need to use your own judgement depending on what type of sprinkles that you use. DO NOT OVERMIX!
Time to portion out your Valentines recipe!
Using a #40 scoop, measure out a level portion of the scomuffie dough and roll the top into the sanding sugar. Last of all, bake the Valentines Treats Scomuffie at 325 degrees Fahrenheit or 163 degrees Celsius for about 13 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
Valentine’s Day treats garnish
Combine the powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 drop of food color (red or pink) in a small bowl until smooth. Add more milk or more powdered sugar to achieve your desired thickness.
You can keep the icing all white or color half of the icing red or pink to have two different colors to use. Place icing in a zip lock bag or a pastry bag and cut a small hole from the tip or corner of the bag.
When the baked valentine treats are cooled, zigzag the icing over the top. I placed a few more candy heart sprinkles on top of the zigzagged icing. Once icing has set, store the Valentines Sweets Scomuffie in an airtight container for up to a week. These freeze well for up to six months.
- Flour, all purpose 1 lb. 4.5 oz (4 2/3 cups) (580 g) (1096.41 mL)
- Sugar, granulated 7.5 oz (1 cup) (212 g) (249.71 mL)
- Salt, iodized 0.3 oz (1 tsp) (8 g) (6.66 mL)
- Baking Powder 0.85 oz (5 tsp) (24 g) (26.67 mL)
- Baking Soda 0.1 oz (1/2 tsp) (3 g) (4.35 mL)
- Butter, cold, small diced 8 oz (1 cup) (226 g) (235.66 mL)
- Egg 1 each (1.8 oz) (50 g)
- Buttermilk 9.3 oz (1 cup) (264 g) (255.07 mL)
- Sprinkles, valentines 2 oz (2 Tbsp)
- Sugar, sanding 5.4 oz (2/3 cup) (153 g) (180.21 mL)
- Sugar, powder (confectionery) 4.6 oz (1 cup) (130 g) (254.40 mL)
- Milk 1.2 oz (2 Tbsp) (36 g) (34.62 mL)
- Food Coloring, pink 0.05 oz (1/8 tsp) (1 g) (1 mL)
- Start with gathering all of your ingredients needed to make your scomuffie and measure the correct amount of each.
- Make the buttermilk if needed. Do not worry, buttermilk is easy to make with two ingredients. Milk and lemon juice or white vinegar, in fact! You can use any type of milk such as whole, 2%, skim or even almond milk. Take a one cup measuring cup and put about 2 tablespoons lemon juice or white vinegar in the bottom. Pour your desired milk over top of the lemon juice or vinegar. Let sit for at least 5 minutes. The milk will curdle and become chunky and that is what you want to see.
- Cut the cold butter into small chunks and place back in the refrigerator to keep cold.
- In a KitchenAid mixer with a flat paddle, combine your dry ingredients which are the flour, sugar – granulated, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Add the cold, cut-up butter to the dry ingredients and mix on low until you achieve a grainy texture. Mix about 3 to 5 minutes until the flour mixture looks grainy.
- Whip the egg in a medium bowl together with the buttermilk. Then add the egg/milk mixture to the dry ingredients.
- Next, blend until just incorporated. DO NOT OVERMIX!! Add 1 1/2 Tbsp of the sprinkles to the batter. Reserve 1/2 Tbsp for garnish
- Time to portion up the Valentines Sweets Scomuffie. Using a #40 scoop, measure out a level portion of scomuffie dough and dip the dough into the sanding sugar. Place the dough on a baking sheet.
- Place 15 sugared dough balls on a sheet pan.
Bake the scomuffies at 325 degrees Fahrenheit (162.8 degrees Celsius) for 10-12 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
- Make the glaze.
Place the powdered sugar, milk. and drop of pink food coloring in a bowl and mix until smooth. Put the glaze in a piping bag or zip-lock bag and cut the tip.
- After the scomuffies have cooled zig-zag the glaze over the top.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a week or freeze up to 6 months.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 88Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 14mgSodium 182mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 1g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
Gluten Free Alternatives
Can’t have gluten? Then substitute an all purpose gluten free flour in place of the all-purpose flour in this recipe. This recipe will then become a gluten free option for you or your guests.