Sour Cream Cherry Scones
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sour cream
1 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2/3 cup dried cherries*
Heat oven to 375°F. Combine all topping ingredients in small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Combine sour cream, egg and almond extract in small bowl until smooth. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Stir in cherries.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 8 to 10 times until smooth, adding small amount of flour, if necessary.
Divide dough in half. Pat each half into a 7-inch circle. Place 2 inches apart onto large silicone mat or ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle topping evenly over dough. Score each half into 8 wedges; do not separate. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until scones are lightly browned. Cool 15 minutes; separate scones. Store leftover scones in airtight container at room temperature.
*Substitute 2/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries.
The glaze was made using 1 cup confectioner’s sugar, 1/8 tsp. almond extract and enough cream or milk stirred in for desired consistency to drizzle onto cooled scones.
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Looks good enough to eat—perfect with scrabbled eggs and tea! Hope your day was sweet~
Just a little something from Judy says
These sconces look amazing! How do you keep so slender? You share so many great looking recipes. This is one my friend would love. Thanks for sharing it.
Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas says
These look so yummy, Lorraine!!
I have you entered in my Giveaway!! Good luck to you!!
Have a great weekend!!
Debbie Petras says
Lorraine this looks to good! Of course, I had to pin it. I am so hungry right now.
what a great way for your Valentine to start his day. They look really good
Lorraine -the scones look amazing and inviting!!
And the photos are beautiful 🙂
Those look wonderful! I am saving this recipe for sure- xo Diana
You are always an inspiration:-) Happy valentines day to you dear Lorraine.
Desiree Macke says
These look delicious! I'm going to have to attempt these.
Happy Valentine's Day!
They look so good! And as always great photos.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Happier Than a Pig in Mud says
Lucky Hubby! Happy Valentine's Day-enjoy:@)
Barbara F. says
Yum! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your husband! xo
Lorraine, Your scones are beautiful – great images! I'll bet they are truly delicious as well!