Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

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.


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.
  3. Add margarine, rub in until like fine bread crumbs.
  4. Mix in fruit.
  5. Beat egg in a small bowl.
  6. Add beaten egg and enough milk to dry mixture to form a stiff dough.
  7. Place on cookie sheet in small rough piles.
  8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until light brown in color and firm to touch.
  9. Cool on wire rack.
Most Helpful

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.

KimEBdos May 03, 2009

Fantastic for university when you have limited money, quick cheap inexpensive and can be done without a mixer using a fork! :) fantastic

Mojofrodo January 20, 2008