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A plate of blueberry scones

Blueberry Scones Mix in a Jar

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A thoughtful gift for a delicious breakfast or snack.




  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup shortening
  • 1 cup dried blueberries


Store this scone mix up to six weeks at room temperature or freeze for up to six months. Place the jar contents into a large mixing bowl. Add the following ingredients and mix until moistened:

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 beaten egg
  • ¼ cup water



Stir together the flour, sugar, dry milk, baking powder and salt. Use a fork to cut in the shortening until the mixture looks crumbly. Pour into a 1 quart glass jar and top with the blueberries.  Add more dried fruit to fill in the gap between the flour and top of jar, if needed. You may also place the mix in a zipper-top plastic bag.  Copy the Completed Scones recipe and add to jar or plastic bag. Use immediately or store this scone mix up to six weeks at room temperature or freeze for up to six months.


Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, quickly yet gently kneading for 12 to 15 strokes or until smooth. Pat to ½-inch thickness.  Cut into desired shape using a cookie cutter or knife. Place each scone 1 inch apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 F for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer to a cooking rack. Serve warm.

Dietary and Nutrition


Blue/purple fruits and vegetables contain a natural pigment called anthocyanins. In blueberries, anthocyanins act as powerful antioxidants to protect cells. They may also reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease. Some studies suggest that eating more blueberries is linked to improved memory function.

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This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.