Holiday cookies: scones

2013-01-20 12.09.30I know the holidays are over but I did not have enough time to make all the cookies on my Holiday Cookie List, so I’m just continuing on and enjoying the sweets!

Last weekend I made scones. I got this recipe from Martha (Gene’s sister) who found it on allrecipes. I have mentioned these scones before, but I can always say it again: these are the best homemade scones I’ve tried and been able to make. They take a little bit of time, but it’s about the same if you were making chocolate chip cookies or the like so it’s not overly time-consuming.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix together 1 and 3/4 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and 4 tsp baking powder.

Using a pastry blender, blend in 5 tbsp butter. (Margarine will work, but it is easier with real butter).

In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup milk and 1/4 cup sour cream. (That’s what the original recipe
says to do, but it’s really rather hard to mix these two together. What I always wind up doing is measuring
1/2 cup milk into a liquid measure, and then spooning in sour cream until it reaches the 3/4 mark, and
consider that mixed.)

With floured hands, and probably a floured surface, divide the dough in two, form into balls, and then shape into flat domes, each about 6 inches in diameter. Cut each dome into 4 or 6 wedges. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

These scones are great any time of the day: breakfast, lunch, dessert. They’re definitely better fresh, or even the first day, but they keep fairly well for a couple of days after. You can add fruit or possibly even nuts as well. I have not tried that so I can’t tell you how they’d turn out, but I’m sure that would be delicious as well!

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