on morning confections

A surefire way to get your weekend off to a top-notch start!

Prep time: 20 minutes

Baking time 20 minutes

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar, divided

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup butter or margarine, cut up

2/3 cup milk

1 large egg, beaten

1/3-1/2 cup candied ginger, chopped

Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease cookie sheet. In large bowl, combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar and the baking powder and salt. With pastry blender or hands cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs. Stir in milk and egg until just combined. Add chopped ginger. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface and knead about 4 times until dough just holds together. Divide dough into 8 parts and place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. 

Cut into 8 wedges but do not separate.  

Bake 20 minutes.  

Makes 8.