Here's a quick and easy scone recipe you can whip up on a moment's notice - even when the butter is still cold!

Michelle
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

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  • Whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt. in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with a knife or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the brown sugar.

  • Whisk together the sour cream, light cream, and vanilla extract in a small bowl, then stir into the flour mixture until just moistened. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly, for five or six turns. Pat or roll the dough out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedge-shaped pieces, and place onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; 16.9 g total fat; 42 mg cholesterol; 426 mg sodium. 36.4 g carbohydrates; 5.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2017
For the flakiest scones use frozen butter grated on the coarse side of a box grater. The little flakes of butter mix in so well no need to use a pastry blender. I too used all AP flour for light delicate scones. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2012
Uses all purpose flour instead of wheat. Scones did not rise like I expected so they were dense. Flavor was good. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2017
For the flakiest scones use frozen butter grated on the coarse side of a box grater. The little flakes of butter mix in so well no need to use a pastry blender. I too used all AP flour for light delicate scones. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2017
For the flakiest scones use frozen butter grated on the coarse side of a box grater. The little flakes of butter mix in so well no need to use a pastry blender. I too used all AP flour for light delicate scones. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2011
nice recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2013
Perfect! The only change I made was to glaze them. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2014
I read the reviews first before making this recipe. I followed everyone's advice and used all purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour. They are really good. Moist and flavourful in the middle. I brushed them with a milk wash on top so they wouldnt dry out and they tasted amazing. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I would definitely recommend this recipe to anyone. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2012
Uses all purpose flour instead of wheat. Scones did not rise like I expected so they were dense. Flavor was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2014
yum! I was out of eggs and had some sour cream to use up so this was perfect. I used all-purpose flour instead of the whole wheat. I used skim milk instead of half-and-half because that's all I had. I also added a smidgeon of nutmeg. Delicious! Light fluffy moist and slightly sweet.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2018
These scones are absolutely delicious! I will definitely make these again! They have the perfect texture and taste! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2016
I used this recipe since it didn't call for eggs and I was out. I made several other change though too - greek yogurt instead of sour cream milk instead of half & half and almond extract instead of vanilla. I also added a cup of fresh mulberries. They are super moist and have a great flavor. I'll make them again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2017
These were absolutely amazing! I made Carmel and sugar sauce to go with! I highly recommend you do the same! Carmel sauce: Melt 2 tbs butter add 1 1/2 cup of sugar semis a lot but it goes a long way melt together. Add 2-3 tbs of milk. Enjoy warm. And sugar sauce is just powder sugar and milk stored together! Enjoy! Read More
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