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Lemon Scones

 Lemon Scones
These delicate scones are the perfect lightly sweet treat to serve with coffee or tea at any holiday get-together. It's a simple bread since, like biscuits, it doesn't require much kneading and there's no need to let the dough rise.
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • Additional sugar


  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda
  • and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add
  • buttermilk and lemon peel, stirring just until mixed.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently six times. Shape into a
  • ball. On a greased baking sheet, pat dough into a circle about 1/2
  • in thick and 8-1/2 in. in diameter. Using a sharp knife, cut wedges
  • in the dough, being careful not to cut all the way through. Sprinkle
  • with sugar. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until edges are
  • lightly browned. Yield: 10-12 scones.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 198 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 324 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.