Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tea on Tuesday

Well, not quite Tuesday, but still worth the wait. Some little cherry scones for Valentine's Day.

Cherry Heart Scones

This dough is easy to handle, and makes a pretty scone when dotted with dried cherries and cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter.

List of Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. (vanilla) sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl combine dry ingredients. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers or a pastry cutter. Stir in the cherries. Mix together milk and egg, and stir into the dry mixture. Mix together gently until the dough forms a soft ball. Transfer dough to a lightly floured board and roll or pat out to 1 inch thickness. Cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter and place on a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. I like a 2 inch size for these. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on rack.

MAKE AHEAD AND FREEZE: After dough has been cut and put on the cookie sheet, wrap well in plastic and freeze up to a week. Remove and bake when needed.

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