This is a very good recipe with some modifications. The first time, I made them exactly as listed (except with butter flavored Crisco instead of butter) and found them to be a bit crumbly and could taste the baking powder in them. So I subbed half & half for milk but only used 3/4 C. I used margarine the second time and the texture was better. Not sure how they would be with butter (probably great). Instead of 5t baking powder, I used 3t baking powder, 1t baking soda and 1t cream of tartar. I also added a little more salt, just a pinch. I added 1 C dried cranberries & orange-flavored raisins and some orange peel (probably about 1T). I also added 1t vanilla a 2t cinnamon. Then I made a glaze for them, which made ALL the difference. I used 1t vanilla and 1T milk. I added powdered sugar and milk until it was a good consistency (thick but not as thick as icing). I tried to use a glaze recipe I found on here, but it was WAY too runny, so I just kept adding more and more powdered sugar until it was thick enough. Try the glaze addition. It really does make a difference. :) With the additional ingredients, I found that I needed to cook them longer b/c they rose more and were chewy in the middle. So I reduced the temp to 350 and cooked an additional 10 min, but play with it.
The cool thing about this recipe is that it's easy, so you can make a batch and then make alterations. Next time I'll use this recipe to make mini vanilla scones like at Starbucks.
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This is a very good recipe with some modifications. The first time, I made them exactly as...