Easy Scones

Breads/Muffins/Coffee Cake/Scones


1 and 3/4 C. flour
3 T. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. grated orange peel
1/3 C. butter
1/2 C. craisins (chocolate chips, cinnamon chips, etc. – optional)
1 egg, slightly beaten
¼ C. milk or half and half
1 egg, slightly beaten to brush on top

Heat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine first four ingredients. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in one egg and milk so dough leaves the sides of the bowl. Add optional ingredient.
Knead in bowl ten times until dough comes together.
Pat into two 5 to 6" circles and slice like a pie into 6 wedges.
Place the individual wedges on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then brush the tops with the other slightly beaten egg.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
Cool and ice with glaze
Glaze: Mix together ½ C. 10X sugar and 1-2 T. milk or orange juice.

Note: Make the dough ahead of time, pat into circles and freeze until ready to use. Thaw at room temp, cut into wedges, brush with egg and bake as directed.

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