Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe

    24 Servings


For the Scones:
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour, Plus more for the work surface
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Zest
  • 1 cup Whole Cranberries, Fresh or frozen (if frozen, thawed)
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Cold
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
For the Egg Wash:
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Water
For the Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Milk, Or cream
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Juice


For the Scones:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, kosher salt, and orange zest. Toss in the cranberries and stir for a minute to coat them with the flour.
  3. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until coarse crumbles form (My favorite method is to grate in the butter with a cheese grater and then incorporate into the flour with my fingers).
  4. Pour in the buttermilk and incorporate it gently using a sturdy rubber spatula or wooden spoon. You want to JUST combine the ingredients. Do not overmix.
  5. Turn the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and pat it out to about 3/4 “ thickness. If you are making large scones make a circle with the dough and then slice it like a pie. For mini scones (pictured) make a rectangle, cut it into strips, and then cut each strip into triangles.
  6. Lightly beat together the egg and water and then brush the tops of the scones.
  7. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet about an inch apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

For the Glaze:

  1. To make the glaze, mix together the powdered sugar, milk, and orange juice until smooth.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over each scone (it takes a few minutes to set up so it’s not sticky). 


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Author: Heather Tullos
Recipe Yields: 24 mini scones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 34
Calories 119

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 58mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 5g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Heather Tullos

About Heather

Heather, the author behind the blog Sugar Dish Me, really really really loves waffles. She's our newest Breakfast fanatic, and we're so glad!