Cranberry Chocolate Scones

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Tasty, not dry scones, fast to make, but a bit messy. You could replace the cranberries and chocolate chips with about anything else that you can think of, but this is my favorite combo.


  1. Mix flour, first sugar, baking soda and salt.
  2. Stir in buttermilk and cut in reduced fat margarine.
  3. Mix in cranberries, chocolate chips and first cinnamon.
  4. Gather into a ball, press together and knead 12 times on floured board.
  5. Divide in two pieces.
  6. Grease a very large cookie sheet and push each piece into a large half inch thick circle on the cookie sheet, don't let them touch.
  7. Cut each into 8 triangular pieces with a large kitchen knife, you will need to cut again after baking.
  8. Mix cream, second sugar and cinnamon into a sort of paste, and paint over both circles of dough.
  9. Bake about 20-25 minutes in a 400° preheated oven.
  10. Let cool and cut again into 8 wedges each, following original cut marks.
Most Helpful

I halved the recipe to make 8 scones. I really enjoyed the chocolate chips with the tart fresh cranberries. The scones were fluffy and I found them best warm just to the point that the chocolate melted. Instead of combining the cream, sugar and cinnamon to form a paste, I just used a little cinnamon and sugar mixed together and sprinkled it on the top. Thanks for a great recipe!

LUv 2 BaKE June 16, 2006

These scones are great! I also used Craisins and I brushed the top with milk and sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar because I didn't have any cream on hand. They turned out great that way and I love the addition of chocolate with the cranberries. Thanks for the addition to my scone recipes.

Wendy13 January 22, 2005