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I got this recipe from Home Economics class in high school. (about 1990). This is very easy and tastes good too! Great for a first timer! Adding a bit more cinnamon and maybe some nutmeg adds a bit more flavor.
- Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a baking sheet.
- Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.
- Add margarine, rub in until like fine bread crumbs.
- Mix in fruit.
- Beat egg in a small bowl.
- Add beaten egg and enough milk to dry mixture to form a stiff dough.
- Place on cookie sheet in small rough piles.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until light brown in color and firm to touch.
- Cool on wire rack.
These are easy and really very good. Really great in the late afternoon with a cup of coffee. I made four modifications when making them: 1. needed to add more milk (ended up w/ 2/3 cup), 2. doubled the fruit (used a combo of dried cranberries and apricots), 3. used a sprinkling of nutmeg instead of the 1/4tsp of cinnamon called for, and 4. sprinkled some sugar on top before baking. Note: these tend to come out a bit like small scones, so if you have a bit of a sweet tooth add more sugar than called for.
Fantastic for university when you have limited money, quick cheap inexpensive and can be done without a mixer using a fork! :) fantastic