I've baked these twice and had similar results VERY sticky. I make scones using other recipes with no problem so I'm not sure what's going on here. I'll try this one again. When it appeared in Cottage Living it called for 3/4c + 1T buttermilk. It's now down to 1/2c. I'll try it.
I halved this recipe and it did not turn out well, possibly because I still used one whole egg. But I don't think that should have made that much of a difference. It was ridiculously sticky dough, and the scones spread all over my baking sheet. The flavor is okay, but I don't think these are real scones. Maybe I'll try it again with less liquid.