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Breakfast Scones

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Breakfast Scones

Ingredients

3 cups packaged biscuit mix
2 tbsp. sugar
1⁄2 cup chopped raisins or cranberries
1 cup milk Glaze (optional)
3 tbsp. sugar
1⁄4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tbsp. cream or milk

Directions

Combine biscuit mix, sugar and raisins, and mix well. With a fork, stir in milk to make soft dough. Drop heaping tablespoons of the dough, 1 inch apart, on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes in an oven preheated to 425 degrees. Serve warm. Glaze if desired. Cream together glaze ingredients to make a paste. Brush over warm scones. Bake 2 minutes longer, until lightly browned. Serve warm.

 

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