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Spiced Walnut Scones

 Spiced Walnut Scones
Yuletide visitors might stop by just for a taste of these moist and tender scones! Chock-full of walnuts and drizzled with orange-peel glaze, they are wonderful with a cup of coffee.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine milk and lemon juice; let stand for 2
  • minutes. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, orange peel,
  • baking soda, nutmeg, baking powder, cloves and mace; cut in butter
  • until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add walnuts and milk mixture;
  • stir just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Divide dough in half.

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Spiced Walnut Scones (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Roll each portion into a 7-in. circle; cut each into six wedges.
  • Separate wedges and place 1-in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to
  • wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over
  • warm scones. Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 312 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.