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Apple Bacon Cheddar Scones

You know what makes carbs better than carbs? Nothing. Unless nothing is bacon. And cheese. And apples. Then that’s probably better than carbs. As long as carbs are involved. Mmmmm…. carbs.

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It’s no secret that I’m not much of a baker. But I try. Because I love carbs. And now that I have a mint green Stand Mixer, I’m trying even harder. Like, to the point that if we met on the school yard, you’d be pulling my underwear up and over my head. Because no one likes anyone who tries to hard. That’s just annoying.

Yep. That’s me. I can’t help myself. I’ll use any excuse to rub up and down that shiny, minty-green exterior. Baking. Cooking splatters. A night home alone. I love it. In fact, I think I should name her. After all, we’re spending so much intimate time together, I expect this will be a long term relationship and I should know her name.

I’m that kinda girl.

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So when I was approached to participate in a 16 blog wide cookbook & treat giveaway from author Rosie Daykin and Vancouver based bakery Butter Baked Goods, I was all over that shit. Like I said, any reason to cuddle up to the mixer. And if I was giving away a copy, I’d definitely have to try out a recipe or two.

Not a problem; Challenge, accepted.

At this point, I can say with absolute and positive certainty, that I’m fatter because of it. But it was worth it. Because I made the Apple Bacon Cheddar Scones on page 51. Not that the page number has much to do with the caloric content of a scone, but bacon, bacon fat, cheese and copious amounts of flour do. And I’m good with that. Paired with a Cinnamon Apple Whiskey Sour, it’s pretty much the perfect afternoon. Fall in my mouth. Get it? Got it. That was an order. More please.

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I’ll tell ya though – that stand mixer is a mess waiting to happen. Sure, there’s a lot of flour in this recipe (5 cups worth) and that’s a lot of scones. But just a small word of warning to the wiser than I: Start the mixer on low. Or you’ll end up with a flour cloud higher than River Phoenix.

But as Charmian Christie says, you can’t trust a tidy baker. So I’ll get messy. And create excuses to rub down my stand mixer. Check out the “About” page for the Butter Baked Goods Cafe and you’ll see these ladies know how to get dirty too. I think we can trust them.

These scones were exactly what I had hoped for (and simple enough to make considering I’ve never made pastry before!): bacony, cheesy, appley, flaky and loaded with carbs. Sorry paleo folks; With recipes like this one – and the other 15 that were made by the bloggers listed below – I won’t be joining your ranks anytime soon. I’m too busy eating Butter Baked Goods. And damn happy about it too.

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// Check out the 15 drool worthy creations by the other Butter Baked Goods Giveaway bloggers: //

// And Now for the PRIZE: //

One very lucky reader will receive a personally signed Butter Baked Goods cookbook from Rosie as well as a delicious box of incredible Butter treats right from the bakery! A $125 value! Holy moly wack a doly!

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* Contest open to Canadian & American mailing addresses only and who have reached the age of majority in the province, state or territory in which they reside.

MANDATORY: Simply leave a comment below and tell me your favourite baked treat!

BE SURE to click the widget options below for both mandatory and optional entries because you can’t be entered to win if the widget doesn’t know you’ve done it! Your email address is ONLY used to contact you if you’ve won, not for any other purpose, and is never made public.

Giveaway closes Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Random House DID provide me a review copy at no cost. Regardless, I only recommend, giveaway or share products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions, words and information here are entirely accurate and a reflection of my true experience and were not influenced, in any way, by the above mentioned products or companies. Opinions and views are my own. Because that’s how I roll, yo. I’ve never been one to shut my mouth – I’m not going to start now.

  • Jacqueline Gum (Jacquie)
    November 26, 2014 at 7:09 AM

    You’ve made me miss my mixer…terribly:( She’s in the window seat of my guest room because when I moved here, there was no room in the kitchen. Poor thing… she’s been there for 2 years! After reading this, I’m convinced I can hear her whimpering. I’m feeling a bit like Mommy Dearest at the moment. So I’m going to go let her out for some play time, because these Apple Bacon Cheddar Scones sound and look too delicious not to make!
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  • Heather Gardiner
    November 26, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    I love cake. All cakes, of all sizes. I don’t bake them much though because then I just eat them all!

    These scones look amazing, and all the posts from this book that I have looked at have beautiful looking baked goods. This book goes to the top of my wish list!

  • Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    November 26, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    My KitchenAid stand mixer has totally changed my relationship with baking too. Especially homemade breads – it makes kneading a cinch!

    This cookbook sounds fantastic. I would love to win it! My favourite holiday treat is probably my Nana’s shortbread cookie recipe.They’re the ultimate buttery treat!
    Chelsea @ Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen recently published…Ham and cheddar strataMy Profile

  • Anna (Hidden Ponies)
    November 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    I love scones and love that you went a bit savoury! Gorgeous photos!
    Anna (Hidden Ponies) recently published…Butter Baked Goods: The Dunbar {Giveaway!}My Profile

  • Meg @ Sweet Twist
    November 26, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    I love the apple, cheddar, bacon combo in anything. These look like the perfect brunch treat.
    Meg @ Sweet Twist recently published…Butterscotch Walnut Bars – Butter Baked Goods GiveawayMy Profile

  • Jenny @ The Brunette Baker
    November 26, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    I love these, Kristy! If I could grab a few through my computer, I totes would have done so already. You did such an amazing job and I know Rosie would be so proud to see your take on her recipe. XOXO

  • Emily
    November 26, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    I love the classics, nothing is better than pumpkin pie. I could eat it every day!
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  • Nicole P
    November 26, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Butter is the best local bakery. What a fun giveaway! I’m a cookie monster. I love ginger snaps, shortbread and classic oatmeal chocolate chip!

  • Bridget Oland
    November 27, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    I’m a sucker for muffins. I could eat them every day.
    Bridget Oland recently published…Old Fashioned Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from MaineMy Profile

  • l p
    November 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    shortbread. thanks

  • Julie Dyer
    November 27, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    My favourite holiday treat? Oooh it’s tough to pick just one, but my brother-in-law makes wicked caramel corn around the holidays and it’s to die for!
    Julie Dyer recently published…Let’s shop: ALDO!My Profile

  • Bailey Dexter
    November 27, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    I LOVE to make cream puffs! But then again my all butter shortbread cookies are mouth watering, hard choice.

  • Tiffany
    November 27, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Pecan pie! Yummy!

  • Sara R
    November 27, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    My favorite holiday treat is classic cut out Sugar Cookies! Plus, the little kids love to help make them! (:
    Sara R recently published…Influenster – Your Newest Addiction!My Profile

  • maria
    November 27, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    shortbread cookies!

  • Christina
    November 27, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    I would probably make these and eat about a half dozen for supper. They sound amazing!
    Christina recently published…Rich Cocoa, Beef & Mushroom StewMy Profile

  • Isabelle @ Crumb
    November 27, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    I name all of my major purchases… I’m currently on a first name basis with my bike, my phone, my laptop and my espresso maker. Though, come to think of it, I still haven’t named my stand mixer. I think it’s just that we’re still in the getting-to-know-you phase of our relationship, which has been complicated by the fact that we’re both a little shy.
    And speaking of names, those scones are totally calling mine. Cheese and bacon and butter, oh my! Putting these at the top of the must-bake list.

  • april
    November 27, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    I love apple crumb pie for Thanksgiving dessert and homemade cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning.

  • aarone mawdsley
    November 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Christmas cookies are my favorite

  • Donnas
    November 28, 2014 at 4:26 AM

    I love gingerbread cookies.

  • kathi marie
    November 28, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    brownies! or cookies! or, maybe, cakes!

  • Lynn Clayton
    November 28, 2014 at 2:01 PM


  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    November 28, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Why anyone would go paleo is beyond me. Bring on the flour, the cheese, the pastries, the bacon. Yes, yes please.

  • Kiersten
    November 28, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    i love brownies

  • Mary Jaglowitz
    November 28, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    My favourite holiday food is shortbread made with butter of course!

  • Wendy R.
    November 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    I love sugar cookies with lots of frosting!

  • Heidi c.
    November 29, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    I am a big fan of trifle at holiday time.

  • Debbie Browne
    November 29, 2014 at 5:30 AM

    Give me any kind of shortbread!

  • roger simmons
    November 29, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Pumpkin Pie/Apple Pie and Chocolates

  • Sandi Tymchuk
    November 29, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    I like Ginger Spice cookies.

  • Anne Derkat
    November 29, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    My favourite holiday treat is Mincemeat Pie.

  • Marlene V. (Enelram)
    November 29, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Homemade short bread

  • charityk
    November 29, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    i like shortbread cookies

  • Mary Warner
    November 29, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Blondies! Blondies! Blondies!

  • JIll Hanson
    November 29, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Butter Spritz Cookies, they melt in your mouth!!

  • Missy Avey
    November 29, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    I think that my favourite holiday treat would have to be CHERRY PIE! And hot chocolate…and TURKEY. Wow, the list goes on. lol

  • Bette F
    November 29, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Shortbread with little cherries on top, they just melt in your mouth, also make great gifts.

  • nicole d
    November 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Brown butter gingerbread cookies!

  • Heather Swanson
    November 29, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    I like banana chocolate muffiins

  • Karla Sceviour
    November 29, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Trifle at Christmastime!

  • Francine
    November 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    shortbread cookies

  • Cairine
    November 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    My favourite holiday treats are butter tarts.

  • Stephanie LaPlante
    November 30, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    My favorite holiday treat is definitely hot apple cider and ginger cookies.

  • magda s.
    November 30, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    apple pie with gingerbread crust

  • Tracy D
    November 30, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    We love a banana bread over the holidays.

  • Nicholas Balandiat
    November 30, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Brownies with lots of chocolate chips and nuts

  • WEndi
    November 30, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    i lov eegg nolg

  • Kathy Clark
    November 30, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Not sure how to enter. Your blog is fun to read. will come back for more.
    My favourite Christmas treat is shortbread

  • al
    November 30, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Dutch Apple Pie

  • Heather Wilson
    November 30, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    I particularly love cranberry dark chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Sometimes I add walnuts too. Its just too yummy!

  • Becky
    December 1, 2014 at 5:02 AM

    I love to bake. Thanksgiving is all about the pies while Christmas is all about the cakes. MMMM, cakes….
    Becky recently published…The real deal.My Profile

  • Michelle B
    December 1, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    I love to make chocolate dipped shortbread for the holidays.

  • anthony ciofani
    December 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Christmas cookies are my favorite

  • Maegan Morin
    December 1, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    I love all the different kind of squares that show up at Christmas! Anything with pecans are my favorite!

  • Karen
    December 1, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    I love pumpkin pie.

  • Sarah Oswald
    December 1, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    I love cookies of all kinds my top favorite is peanut butter.
    I love carrot cake as my favorite cake
    I love dutch apple pie as my favorite pie
    I love most sweets so its hard just picking one.

  • Sara Rai
    December 2, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Red velvet cake:)

  • Pd Reimer
    December 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    No-bake chocolate coconut cookies

  • Lynn A
    December 2, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    My favourite is my mothers shortbread cookies.

  • Edna Williams
    December 2, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    I love pumpkin muffins. Thanks for the blog!

  • Libby
    December 2, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    WHOA! We are like two peas in a pod! I have that page dog-eared!!!
    Libby recently published…Butter Baked Goods- VunderbarsMy Profile

  • Asiya @ Chocolate & Chillies
    December 2, 2014 at 3:08 PM

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  • Roxanne K
    December 2, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    I love fudge! It was always a big holiday treat around this time of the year.

  • Dana D
    December 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    i love my sugar cookies!

  • RoseElaine
    December 2, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Light fruit cake! But I love cookies of all kinds, especially shortbread, gingerbread, ginger crinkles . . . . Pie is good too — raspberry, apple, pumpkin, butter tarts . . . . And I use butter in all of my baking!

  • Shana
    December 2, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    i like turtles and peanut brittle. The hubby likes divinity without nuts.

  • Donna Teller
    December 2, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    I love pumpkin pie. Actually basically anything pumpkin.

  • Brenda Penton
    December 3, 2014 at 6:20 AM

    I love shortbread cookies. So buttery 🙂

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