Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cherry Scones

All day I've been thinking about baking. I just couldn't get it out of my mind, but I had other things to do. I really wanted something sinfully rich, but settled for these Weight Watcher three point scones.

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I've been meaning to make them for some time and have had my ingredients on hand ready and waiting. Of course, my timing isn't always the best as I had just started making them when the hubby came in from work. Since I hadn't yet added the wet ingredients to the dry, I was able to set them aside so that we could take the dog out for a quick walk. I finished them when I returned and they are scrumptious. They're not real sweet, but the dried cherries give them a little boost.

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Now, in all reality, my mind is still thinking that I want something sinfully rich, dripping with chocolate goodness (and maybe a little peanut butter mixed in). I told the hubby that I'm feeling the need to bake some type of cupcake and that they will have to be sent to work with him. If not, I will want to eat all of them. That would not be good!

Cherry Scones

  • 1 spray cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup thinly sliced dried cherries

Preheat oven to 400. Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar; mix well and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, and melted butter. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined; fold in cherries.

Drop 12 equal two-inch mounds of batter on prepared cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake until tops just start to turn golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. Yields 1 scone per serving. 3 WW points per serving. Serves 12.

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