Cranberry Orange Scones

Somehow, in my mind, Cranberry Orange just goes with Christmas! These are so delicious and you get a good taste of both Orange & Cranberry.

Warning: you can easily become addicted 😎

Cranberry Orange Scones

(Try them with a cup of coffee☕️)

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. Salt

3 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. Baking soda

1/2 cup Butter (cubed & chilled)

1/4-1/3 cup Half & Half or Heavy Cream

1/2 cup Sour Cream

1 egg

1 tsp. Vanilla

1-1/2 Tbsp. Fresh grated Orange zest

1/2 cup Sweetened Dried Cranberries

Pre-bake topping:

2 Tbsp. Sliced Almonds, roughly broken

1 egg

1 tsp. Water

Sanding sugar (Turbinado sugar) larger crystals

Glaze:

1 cup Powdered Sugar

2 Tbsp. Fresh orange juice

1 tsp. Freshly grated Orange zest

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper (I used my large baking stone)

2. In a mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda & salt

3. Add the cubed butter and mix with pastry blender until it resembles cornmeal

4. Add the cranberries and stir into the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients

5. In a separate bowl whisk together the sour cream, half & half, egg, vanilla & orange zest. Add to the well in the dry ingredients.

6. Stir until mixed well.

7. Place dough onto a floured surface and knead a few times

8. Pat the dough into an 8 inch circle and cut into 8 pie shapes

9. Place on parchment lined baking pan

10. Mix the egg with the teaspoon water & brush onto scones

11. Sprinkle with broken almonds and sugar

12. Bake for 20-22 minutes

13. Remove to cooling rack

14. Mix the glaze ingredients and drizzle over warm scones

15. Enjoy!!

Published by Deborah Blowers

I’m a gal who loves to be in her kitchen cooking! Growing up in a large family allowed for me to begin cooking and baking at a fairly young age. I’m a wife, mother, and nurse.

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