Cranberry Scones

Cranberry SconesThese Cranberry Scones are light and flaky and packed with dried cranberries. My family loves it when I make these for breakfast or as a snack. I also like to make these as a Valentine’s breakfast. On Valentine’s, instead of cutting them into triangles, I turn them into heart scones using a heart cookie cutter.

To make the Cranberry Scones, start by preheating oven to to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate frozen butter into flour mixture using the large holes of a grater. Then use the mixer to mix in the butter. Add in cranberries. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and an egg until smooth. Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture and mix until dough forms.

 

Cranberry Scones Dough Rolled Out

Gather the dough into a ball and place on a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into a 7- to 8-inch circle about ¾-inch thick. Sprinkle the top with 1 teaspoon of sugar.

 

 

Cranberry Scones Cut Into 8 Triangles

Use a sharp knife to cut dough into 8 triangles.

Cranberry Scones on pan

Place cut out dough about one inch apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 15 to 17 minutes. Allow to cool.

 

Cranberry Scones with Icing

To make icing, mix together the powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and milk. Add 1-2 drops of red food coloring. Place icing in a plastic bag and seal. Clip a tiny portion of the bag off a bottom corner and pipe icing onto scones.

Below is the printable version of the Cranberry Scones recipe:

Cranberry Scones with Frosting

 

Cranberry Scones
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Serves: 8
 
These light and flaky scones are packed with dried cranberries and perfect for breakfast.
Ingredients
  • CRANBERRY SCONES:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 Tablespoons butter, frozen
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • Red food coloring (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate frozen butter into flour mixture using the large holes of a grater. Then use the mixer to mix in the butter. Add in cranberries.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream and egg until smooth. Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture and mix until dough forms.
  4. Gather the dough into a ball and place on a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into 7- to 8-inch circle about ¾-inch thick. Sprinkle the top with 1 teaspoon of sugar.
  5. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles or use a heart-shape cookie cutter to cut out dough for Valetine's. Place cut out dough about one inch apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 15 to 17 minutes. Allow to Cool.
  6. To make icing, mix together the powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and milk. Add 1-2 drops of red food coloring. Place icing in a plastic bag and seal. Clip a tiny portion of the bag off a bottom corner and pipe icing onto scones.

 

 

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