1 dozen

Tip: Cut dates with scissors or a knife coated with cooking spray.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add dates; toss well. Combine milk and syrup. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Step 3

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead 4 or 5 times. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 12 wedges, cutting into, but not through, dough.

Step 4

Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

Ratings & Reviews


January 08, 2017
Came out perfect.  They needed about 5 extra minutes of baking time and I cut 8 instead of 12.  Topped with a little bit of powdered sugar/maple syrup/cream glaze. Yum!  Will make again!

sevh51's Review

August 31, 2014
These came out super yummy! Although, we only cut 8 instead of recommended 12. Will be making these again for sure. ;-)

BluegrassBelle's Review

November 26, 2013
I have made this recipe on several occasions and my family loves it! Even my picky eater will eat it. To add a bit more fiber, I substitute half of the white flour with whole wheat flour

MamaRoma's Review

September 25, 2013
Dates are in season now, so while searching for ways to incorporate these naturally sweet delights into my cooking and baking, I came across this recipe and decided it was worth a try. I substituted low-fat buttermilk, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly as written and am happy to say they are delicious.

CookinMcGuires's Review

April 15, 2012
I love these scones and have made them on several occasions. They are also really easy to make substitutions when you want to have a different flavored scone...I have used blueberries and they are wonderful as well!

hedi12's Review

April 11, 2012
These are simply amazing scones!

Jocilyn's Review

July 26, 2010
These were awesome. I used golden raisins instead of dates, but they still came out beautifully.