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Cherry-Almond Drop Scones

 Cherry-Almond Drop Scones
This easy treat from Helen Phillips in Eaton, Colorado is studded with dried cherries and crunchy almonds. Pair with a cup of steaming cocoa, coffee or tea for a quick winter warm-up!
14 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda
  • and salt. In another bowl, combine the yogurt, butter, egg and
  • extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in
  • cherries and almonds.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto a baking sheet coated
  • with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until
  • lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 14 scones.
Nutritional Facts: 1 scone equals 166 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.