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Almond Scones

Almond Scones
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 12
A teatime treat! Mix up in less than half an hour, bake and serve.
Updated December 2, 2009

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup almond paste, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Sliced almonds, if desired
  • Coarse sugar, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in almond paste, separating pieces to coat each with flour mixture.
  • 2
    In small bowl, combine milk, almond extract and egg; blend well. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • 3
    On floured surface, gently knead dough about 6 times. Divide dough in half; shape each into ball. Pat each ball into 5-inch round with center higher than edges. Brush with milk; sprinkle with almonds and sugar. Cut each round into 6 wedges. Place wedges 1 inch apart on sprayed cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake at 400°F. for 13 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

  • Arrange the scone wedges on a baking sheet, cover them loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate them for up to an hour before baking.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Scone
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
8g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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