Simple Snow Day Scones

Riding out another Nor’easter in the kitchen!  Starting the morning off with a simple scone recipe.  Let’s see if the aroma awakens the sleeping children!

Ingredients: Makes 8 scones

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 tbsp salted butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp turbinado sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Grate butter into the mixture using the large holes of a box grater.  I literally place the grater in the middle of the bowl and grate away!
  3. Work grated butter into the flour mixture with your hands creating a coarse meal.
  4. Stir in the raisins.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, egg and vanilla.
  6. Using a fork, blend together wet and dry ingredients.  It’s ok if the overall consistency seems too dry, use your hands to press dough into a ball and it will come together.
  7. Place dough on a gently floured surface and pat into a 8 inch circle, approximately 3/4 – 1 inch thick.  Sprinkle with turbinado sugar and using a pizza cutter, cut circle into 8 equal “slices”.
  8. Transfer slices to a parchment lined (or Silpat lined) cookie sheet, at least 1 inch apart.
  9. Bake 15 minutes, cool for 5.  Serve warm!!!


  • Get crafty and sub craisins for raisins or mix in your favorite nut like walnuts or pecans.  If you’re looking to wow the kids, use chocolate chips!!

*Adapted from Simple Scones,


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