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Cherry Almond Scones

Here's a recipe I tried that turned out so yummy! Enjoy! 

2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup salted butter
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup dried cherries (chopped)
1/2 cup slivered almonds



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter with knife or fork. In glass measuring cup, whisk together half-and-half, egg, and extracts. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture. Add cherries and almonds. Work mixture together until it sticks together and forms a ball. Using hands, knead together 4-7 times. Divide into 8 portions and place in lightly greased scone pan. Pat to form in pan. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes and turn out of pan. Serve warm with a cup of coffee or tea. Yum!
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