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Sweet Coffee House Scones

This is not your typical dry, stick in your throat, scone.  Moist and flavorful, this comes together easily, and without the use of heavy cream, since it's seldom something I have on hand.  This makes approximately 16 scones, and the batch is large enough to split into two flavors for a bit of variety.  My current favorite is toasted almonds (or hazlenuts) with dried apricots.  My two girls like triple chocolate chip, and my husband is a traditionalist with currents or raisins and a little cinnamon. 

3 to 3 1/4 cups flour (depends on whether your mixins are wet- blueberries, raspberries, etc.) 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed) 12 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup milk 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons vanilla extract milk and sugar for topping
 DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix flour (start with 3 cups), baking powder, salt, sugar and brown sugar, until well incorporated.Cut the butter into tiny pieces and mix into the f…

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