It has been raining constantly here! I was supposed to have a doctor's appointment after work today, but I cancelled it and come home. Traffic and this rain made me just want to be home. I took a nap after I watched Law and Order SVU from last night. After my nap, I decided I needed to bake! Isn't that what you do when its raining outside?
Cranberry Cinnamon Oat Scones
(adapted from Taste of Home's Complete Guide to Baking)
2 cups all-purpose flour (I use a mix of unbleached white and white whole wheat)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup oats
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries
cinnamon and sugar to taste for topping
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a large bowl, combine flower, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in shortening and combine until crumbly. I used my kitchen aid, it worked great.
Add oats and milk and mix until it forms a ball. Add in cinnamon chips and cranberries.
Take dough out of mixer and place on a lightly floured surface. Roll out dough and cut to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
When they come out of the oven, spray with butter spray and dip into sugar and cinnamon mix.