2 cups flour, sifted1 tbl sugar1/4 tsp grated ginger1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp baking soda1/4 cup chopped frozen cherries4 tbl unsalted butter, cold and cut into pea-sized chunks3/4 cup milk1 tsp white vinegar1/4 tsp vanilla 3 tbl milk or creamsugar for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 450* and line a baking sheet with parchment. Sift the flour into a bowl, and add the sugar, salt, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, combine the 3/4 cup milk, vinegar, vanilla, and ginger. Add the butter to the flour mixture and combine lightly with fingers until it resembles coarse cornmeal (you could break out the food pro, but i don't like to dirty more dishes than necessary). Add in the cherries and quickly pour in the milk mixture. Using a fork, mix until just combined and dough sticks together. DO NOT over-mix! Some lumps and pieces of butter should remain (you also don't want to smush all of the cherries!). Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and work into a 1/2" thick round. Using a cookie cutter, cut out shapes (or use a knife), re-rolling scraps. I got 12, but this depends on the size of your cookie cutter. Place on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with milk or cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 12 minutes, rotating halfway through, until tops are golden. Allow to cool completely before serving.