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I've made these with and without the orange jucie and zest, with flavoured applesauce, with pecans, with varying amounts of spelt, whole wheat and all purpose flour, with brown sugar instead of maple syrup and they ALWAYS taste good. The recipe is very easy to make, very versatile and my family can snack happy and healthy.
These scone-like cookies were actually pretty good. I was surprised because they are not the typical scone recipe that contains cream and lots of butter. The only thing different I did, and in my opinion worked out well, was to sprinkle the tops with turbinado raw sugar. This gave a crunchy topping and hightened the sugar level a bit (since I like more sweetness). The nuts (I used pecans) also added to the crunch factor. These go down great with a cup of coffee and now you can have scones and not feel so guilty, since the fat content is so low. I also loved the orange zing it has...goes well with the cranberries. I also did spray the cookie sheet with PAM for baking....just so it would not stick. Twelve minutes baking...and it was done! MAde this for Spring PAC 2008. Thanks for posting a healthy recipe!
Wow! These scones ROCK!!! Wonderful flavor. Not too sweet. I omitted the orange zest as I didn't have any, but the flavor was still quite good. I made 9 "cookies" immediately, then froze three baked, as well as freezing the remaining dough. Thawed the cookies and the dough two days later. The prebaked cookies stayed moist and flavorfull. And the dough baked up beautifully. I believe they could be frozen prebaked and carried in a lunchbox, or flash frozen by tablespoon and then baked in whatever quantity you like. My only change was the cooking time/temperature. Tehy were browning too quickly at 425 so I lowered the temperature to 350. The frozen dough was baked at 350 for about 20 minutes. Very tasty alone, but they were absolutely delicious spread with a little butter. Made for Freezer Tag March 2008