Awesome Almond Scones

Recipe by Snicklefritzie
READY IN: 38mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray paper with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, almond paste and almonds in food processor.
  • Pulse until mixture has the consistency of coarse crumbs. Put in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together egg, egg yolk and 2/3 cup cream until blended. Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until dough just begins to hold together.
  • Add dough to lightly floured surface. With lightly floured hands, pat dough to 1/2" thickness.
  • Cut scones using a 2" diameter heart-shaped cookie cutter or round biscuit cutter. Gather excess dough and repeat process. Place scones 3" apart on prepared baking sheet.
  • Lightly brush surface of scones with remaining 2 tablespoons of cream.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
  • Now: I add about 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract or so to my cream and egg mixture. I do not cut these with a cookie cutter and re-roll. I usually just cut them in squares and then into triangles.
  • I also freeze them on a wax-paper lined sheet for several hours before baking and add about 3-4 minutes to my baking time.
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