Cranberry Scones Recipe

Cranberry Scones Recipe
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Cranberry Scones are traditionally served on Christmas morning and go well with coffee. Learn how to make/prepare Cranberry Scones by following this easy recipe.
Cranberry Scones Recipe
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cooking Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 12
Calories Per Serving 19
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Fresh Cranberries (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts or Pecans, chopped
  • 2 tsp Orange Peel, finely grated
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp Milk or Evaporated Milk
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
How to make Cranberry Scones:
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir to blend.
  • With a pastry blender, cut in butter, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in cranberries, walnuts or pecans, and grated orange peel.
  • Mix in buttermilk with a fork, just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • On a floured surface, roll or pat dough out into a 3/4-inch thick circle.
  • Cut the dough into rounds, with a 2-1/2 inch cutter.
  • Place rounds on a large greased baking sheet, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart.
  • Brush with milk or evaporated milk.
  • Combine 1 tbsp sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon; sprinkle a little of the mixture over each scone.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Place scones on lower oven rack.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until lightly brown.