Cherry Chip Scones

"Inspired by an April/May 2003 Taste of Home recipe, and adapted to fit our tastes, these have been a big hit around here & DH's work."
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  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder & soda.
  • Cut in butter.
  • Combine yogurt & 1/4 cup milk; stir into flour mixture just until moistened.
  • Add in the cherries & chips & knead about 8-10 times.
  • On greased baking sheet, pat the dough into a 9-inch circle.
  • Cut into 8 pie shaped wedges.
  • Mix the 2 Tablespoons milk with the one drop of almond extract & brush over the top of each wedge.
  • Separate wedges slightly & bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve warm with butter.

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  1. adopt a greyhound
    I love cherries and I love almond flavor so this was just great for us. I used my scone pan and worked perfectly as far as time and temp.
  2. Katzen
    *Tink, these are SO delicious! They're super easy to make, too. I've been trying different scone recipes lately, and this one is definately my favourite! The one thing I would do differently next time is to stir in the cherries and chips with the dry ingredients, to make it easier to stir them in evenly. I'd also forgo the kneading, and just stir it until it comes together (but that's just my preference!) I loved the touch of almond extract in the milk to brush on top - such a simple but decadent touch! *Tink, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! Made for Think Pink Tag, Fall 2009.
  3. looneytunesfan
    I really liked these. I have never had scones before but now I know what I have been missing I will have to make them more often.
  4. free-free
    Wow- super yummy...these bake up so fluffy and rich and so FULL of good bits (I was going to be stingy but went with the amounts stated and was glad I did)...really melt in your mouth goodness, decadent perfect for the special occasion brunch- I will definitely remember these around the Holidays next year {{they are very festive and fancy in flavor and appearance }} Made for "I Redommend Feb. Tag Game" for a Valentine's treat for my sweetie...**Thanks Tink!!!** :) :)
  5. Mom2Rose
    FALL PAC 2008: Fan-tabulous!! Made these for my daughter's Daisy Scout meeting this morning - the moms loved them and my daughter snuck off with one too!! I love the burst of sweet and tart that the dried cherries give these scones!! Delish!


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