Cherry Scones

Celebrate ‪Presidents’ Day‬ and Washington’s fabled cherry tree with our Cherry Scones.  


Cherry Scones
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  1. Makes 1 dozen
  2. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  3. 6 tablespoons sugar
  4. 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1⁄2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  8. 1⁄2 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries
  9. 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream, divided
  10. 1⁄2 cup sour cream
  11. 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until crumbly. Stir in chopped cherries.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup cream, sour cream, and cherry juice, whisking until smooth. Add cream mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened (dough will be sticky).
  4. On a lightly floured surface, with floured hands, press dough to a 1-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch square cutter, cut out scones, and place on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops of scones with remaining 1 tablespoon cream. Bake until lightly browned, 15 to 17 minutes.
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