Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
These are perfect with morning coffee or tea. By the time the oven is heated, the scones can be ready to be baked. To obtain the best results remember, Don't Handle the Dough! Don't be tempted to work it or squish it. Just lightly shape into the two discs and cut.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1⁄2 cup cold butter
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda and
- cream of tartar.
- Cut in butter to half a pea size, as for pie dough.
- Beat eggs slightly with milk.
- Mix egg mixture into flour mixture with fork only until dough begins to leave sides of bowl.
- Divide dough into two parts with a fork, right in the bowl.
- Sprinkle some flour, about 1 to 2 tablespoons, onto one corner of cookie sheet.
- Dump half the dough onto that floured corner and shape into a five-inch circle.
- You might have to sprinkle some flour on top of dough circle.
- Cut with a knife into 8 pie shaped wedges.
- They will be small but don't worry about it because they'll expand while baking.
- Dip the knife in some of the flour if needed so it doesn't stick to dough.
- Arrange the cut pieces on the other end of cookie sheet, four pieces to a row.
- Repeat with other half of dough and arrange those cut pieces on the half of the cookie sheet you worked on.
- Bake at 375 degrees F. about 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Makes 16 pieces.
With my cooking schedule I was happy to make just half a recipe of these nice tasting scones ~ Nothing fancy, just satisfying! I'd made recipe #219454 #219454 & spread some of it on these for a sweet, satisfying snack! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in the current Pick-A-Chef]