Bulletproof recipe for sweet scones

These scones are sweet, which is how I like them.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cold
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, yogurt, or whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup almonds (optional)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (optional)
  • turbinado sugar for sprinkling on top


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, then cut cold butter into the dry mixture. It should be lumpy and a bit coarse looking.
  3. Mix egg, sour cream, and vanilla into the dry mixture, until just barely mixed, add fillers. I sometimes also add golden raisins, chocolate chips, and hot curry powder to make a savory sweet scone.
  4. Make a inch thick circle of dough, and cut into six equal portions. Separate each section by an inch or two and bake for 15-17 minutes.

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