Cranberry Orange Scones – The Stay At Home Chef

Tart cranberry and bright orange peel flavors create a blend that melts in your mouth. Whether you need an on-the-go snack, an after-school treat, or a dessert to take to an event, these delicious cookies will hit the spot. This super easy recipe with step-by-step instructions makes it easy for you to enjoy this classic British recipe in all its deliciousness. As a perfect gift for any gathering, you’ll love how quickly it prepares.

Make some delicious honey buttercream to go perfectly with these delicious scones.

Why did you describe us?

  • It only takes about 10 minutes to pop it into the oven so you can enjoy the deliciousness whenever you feel like it.

Cran-orange scones with orange pieces.

Britons have been enjoying scones for ages. In the United States, the word “scone” can refer to a fried bread that resembles a donut, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying the British version with its fluffy pastry flavour. The British tend to eat less sweet cakes that are almost always round. Here in the US, they are a little sweeter and often served in a wedge shape. No matter how you cut them, they’ll still be a delicious little treat.

Ingredient notes

  • Flour for all uses: All items will be your favorite target. Bread or pastry flour can also be used, but it will change the texture slightly.
  • sugar: You can reduce by half if you prefer a less sweet cake.
  • Cold butter: You can use a cheese grater (small side), food processor, or pastry cutter. Place it in the freezer for 15 minutes before grating it to help it grate into smaller pieces.
  • big egg: Adding eggs will make the cake lighter and richer. This is optional and you can leave it out if you want your muffins to be denser.
  • Heavy cream: If you are substituting it, use buttermilk to maintain the same thickness.
  • Cranberries: Definitely choose dried cranberries or raisins for this one. Fresh cranberries will not pop quickly enough for such a quick baking time.
  • Decorating: The garnish is optional, but it definitely makes it look very pretty and delicious.
Several orange cakes on a table with fresh oranges and cranberries.

Freeze for later

These cookies freeze so well that you can take them out of the refrigerator the night before and bake them fresh in the morning. Make the dough, cut into slices and freeze individually on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, wrap in parchment paper and store in a resealable plastic freezer bag. These will stay good in the fridge for up to three months. Thaw before baking.

Storage instructions

Shop Bake cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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