Grandma's Scottish Scones

Grandma's Scottish Scones Recipe

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Cynthia Guptill


I asked my grandma what made these scones so Scottish, she laughed and said, "that's what my mother called them." I have no clue how Scottish these scones are but they are delicious. In my house, I have to make a double batch, they go so fast.


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20 Min
15 Min


  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    butter, cold
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 small
  • 1/2 c
    dried fruit if you wish

How to Make Grandma's Scottish Scones


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Stir dry ingredients with a whisk, blend well.
  3. Cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  4. Add whichever dried fruit you prefer. I have used blueberries, cranberries, cherries, raisins. When using dried cherries add 1/2 teaspoon almond extract with the wet ingredients.
  5. Add sour cream and egg to flour mixture, stir until just moistened. (don't over work the dough or the scones will turn into hockey pucks)
  6. Turn dough onto a floured surface, knead 6-8 times. (once again, don't over work the dough)
  7. Gently pat the dough into a round about 1 inch thick.
  8. Cut into 8 wedges.
  9. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  10. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown

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About Grandma's Scottish Scones

Course/Dish: Biscuits

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