Grandma Johnson's Scones

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Grandma clearly knew her scones! this is the non healthy, full fat and most wonderful version. If anyone has the heart (no pun intended) to to trim these down in fat please let me know how it worked out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and baking soda, and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt.
  5. Cut in the butter. Stir the sour cream mixture and egg into the flour mixture until just moistened. Mix in the raisins.
  6. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll or pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick round. Cut into 12 wedges, and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.
Most Helpful

Rich!! These yummy scones are light, fluffy and so very rich. I made as written cutting the recipe down to make only 3 scones and still got 5 big scones sprinkled a little granulated sugar over the top just before baking. Thanks for the Great scone recipe.

Debbwl October 22, 2011

The good news is these are delicious but the bad news is I had a difficult time getting the dough moist enough to knead-having to add another egg and more sour cream. This could be my fault due to the variances in flours hence the five star review. A small amount of solid coconut oil replaced butter. Half the batch was shaped into scones and the other half shaped into a round and baked in a cast iron skillet. Yum! 5 stars for taste! Served with homemade strawberry jam and more butter! Made for Best of 2012.

COOKGIRl January 31, 2013

Wow, these were by far the best scones, that have ever touched my lips. They were awesome, I think I'm in heaven. The flavor and texture are spot on. Rich and decadent, just the way I like em. Seriously so good and very quick and easy to make. Behold a new family favorite which is going into my Favorites Cookbook for 2012. I highly recommend these to anyone who wants a very special treat. Beautiful served with soft sweet butter, clotted cream and blackberry jam. They are equally as wonderful toasted. I also enjoyed them for lunch served with fresh sliced spiral ham. Thanks for sharing another winner Annacia.

Baby Kato December 29, 2012