albanian butter scones

a recipe by
Chef Potpie (Laurel)
Southworth, WA

While researching Albanian recipes, I saw several versions of this one. Called Albanian Butter Cookies, they are not cookies to us, but wonderful biscuity scones! You will see in my ingredients list that I fiddled about with them, and you will see the words "generous" and "heaping", and I believe, in the end, I came up with something yummy, with a texture that is perfect! This one will become a tradition here at my house. And so amazingly easy for what you end up with. These don't even need butter or jam, but hey, why not?!

serves 6-12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For albanian butter scones

  • 3 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    plain greek yogurt, room temp
  • 2 lg
    eggs, room temp
  • 1/2 c
    (heaping) sugar
  • 1/3 c
    generous 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • pinch
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla, (can use lemon, almond, ...or whatever blows your dress up!)
  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp
    melted butter

How To Make albanian butter scones

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 360F.
  • 2
    Thoroughly mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Pour into stand mixer bowl.
  • 3
    Whisk together yogurt, eggs, melted butter and vanilla and add to the dry ingredients in the mixer bowl.
  • 4
    Starting first on low, begin mixing the dough. After a minute or so, turn up the speed to medium and mix, just for a few seconds to meld everything together. The dough will be a bit stiff.
  • 5
    Remove from mixing bowl, knead a few turns on the countertop, then roll into a long, even log.
  • 6
    Cut this log in half, then cut each of those into 3. Cut each of those in half, ending up with 12 equal pieces of dough.
  • 7
    Now, roll these 12 pieces into balls and place the smoothest side up on a parchment-lined or lightly greased baking tray.
  • 8
    Whisk together the third egg and 1 tablespoon melted butter and lightly brush this onto the rolls. (There will be leftover, just discard.)
  • 9
    Place brushed rolls in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until they are a light golden brown and slightly squishy in the middle. Cool on a rack, but please try one while still warm!

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