Dried Cherry Scones (Makes 13 3-inch Heart Scones)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 25 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 egg, beaten or 1 tablespoon heavy cream*(See step 7)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

2. Whisk the first four ingredients together in a large bowl.

3. Add the butter to the flour mixture and mix with either your fingertips, a pastry blender, or two knives until it forms the texture of coarse meal.

4. Add the milk and cherries and mix gently until just incorporated (the dough may look a bit dry, but allow it sit for a few minutes and the flour will soak up all the milk).

5. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and gently press into a 1″ thick circle.

6. Cut out scones using a heart shaped cookie cutter.

7. Place scones on a parchment lined baking sheet and brush with beaten egg or heavy cream, if desired (this will give the scones a golden crust)*.

8. Bake in oven for 25 minutes.

9. Move immediately to a wire cooling rack and serve.