A monkey could make these, and they'd still come out great. I got this recipe from my mom in 2005. I have made them multiple times, and they've never once flopped. I think it's a Weight Watchers recipe, but I couldn't find the actual source. The greatest thing about them? You probably have all the ingredients already.
- 2 c. flour
- 1 T. baking powder
- 2 T. sugar
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/3 c. butter or shortening
- 1/2 c. raisins, snipped dried apricots, dried cranberries (I just made them with dried cranberries and diced pecans.)
- 3/4 c. milk
Optional: milk & sugar for brushing on scones prior to baking
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, 2 T. of sugar, and salt. Cut in butter/shortening w/pastry cutter until mixture has texture of cornmeal. Stir in dried fruit and 2/4 c. milk just until dough clings together (very important). Roll or pat to 7" circle 3/4" thick. Cut into 6-8 wedges. Place on ungreased baking sheet (I used a seasoned baking stone), brush with milk, and sprinkle with granulated sugar if desired. Bake at 425 F for 12-15 min. until golden.