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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Amaretto Scones ~
1/2 cup raisins
1 T Amaretto
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup, plus 2 T heavy cream
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 350F.
Before starting scones, place raisins in a bowl
and cover with Amaretto. Cover with plastic wrap
and refrigerate for at least an hour or until raisins
have plumped. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
Cut in butter with a pastry cutter until mixture
resembles crumbs In another bowl mix together the
egg, milk, cream and Amaretto. Pour into dry
ingredients and mix until just combined. Add the
raisins and nuts. Mix until a dough comes together.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead
lightly. With a round cutter (2 or 3 inch) cut dough.
Space scones at least 1 to 2 inches apart on an
ungreased cookie sheet. With the remaining 2
tablespoons of cream brush each top of the scones
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until scones are light
brown in color. Let scones cool and dust with
For gift giving package scones in cellophane bag.
Add to gift basket with favorite tea mixture, tea
infuser, and teacup or coffee mug. Embellish basket
with greenery and ribbon. Add gift tag.
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