Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
I like my scones a little on the sweet side. So I came up with this recipe after trying many others and finding them just a little to biscuit like.
- 5 -8 cups flour
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups butter
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- spices or fruit, if your choice
- Set aside 5 cups of the flour with baking powder& salt added.
- Beat butter and sugar until light& fluffy.
- Add eggs 1 at a time, milk, and vanilla mixing well.
- Add whatever spices or fruit you want here.
- Stir in flour until hold together and can be kneaded.
- May need to add additional reserved flour.
- Turn out on to floured surface and knead for about 3 minutes.
- Do not over work the dough.
- Roll on floured surface to 1/2- 1 inch thickness.
- Cut into desired shape.
- Bake@ 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
SUGAR COOKIES!!! NOT SCONES!!!!!! Today I made these scones. Sad but true when we made the dough they tasted like sugar cookies. I thought well after they are cooked they might taste more like scones. But no!! My family all said I thought you made scones not sugar cookies!!! Well they do look and taste the same. I looked up the sugar cookie recipe and it was pretty much the same as this recipe. If you want to eat sugar cookies NOT scones make this recipe!!!!
These are totally sugar cookies and not scones. I'm very disappointed. I wanted to make a scone and had no buttermilk or lemons; I found these. I saw the reviews and thought I'd try them. Nope. If you want a yummy scone and have buttermilk or lemons on hand, search for "Cranberry orange scones" made by Sue Lau. They are wonderful!! These are good as sugar cookies but now I need a breakfast plan B.
Added apples and cinnamon to mine and halved the recipe. Definitely needed the extra flour (as I made mine with margarine instead of butter), but they were delish. Will use this again!