Anise-Orange 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.
20m
PREP TIME
20m
COOK TIME
263
CALORIES
12
INGREDIENTS

Servings: 12 (1 scone)

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 Preheat 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 tablespoon of sugar mixture; set aside
  • 2 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
  • 3 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
  • 4 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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