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Anise-Orange Scones

Courtesy of McCormick® Gourmet Collection

Yield: Makes 12 scones

The licorice-like flavor of anise accents orange in these delicious drop scones. They would be a welcome accompaniment to savory foods, like glazed ham, or at a weekend brunch.
 

Ingredients

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 263
      Fat (g): 11
      Cholesterol (mg): 65
      Sodium (mg): 269
      Carbohydrates (g): 37
      Fiber (g): 1
      Protein (g): 4

Preparation

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Remove 6 (3-inch long) strips from orange with vegetable peeler. Place in food processor with sugar and anise seed. Process until peel is finely ground, scraping sides once. Reserve 1 Tbs. of sugar mixture; set aside.
  • Place flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in food processor with remaining sugar mixture; cover. Process to mix well. Add butter; process until mixture forms fine crumbs. Place mixture in large bowl. Stir in raisins.
  • Mix sour cream, eggs and vanilla in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add to flour mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Drop by heaping 1/4 cupfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with reserved sugar mixture.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until scones are golden on top. Remove to wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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