Total Time
42mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins

From Murder on the Rocks by Karen MacInerney. If desired you can brush the scones with milk and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before baking.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt with a fork.
  2. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse cornmeal.
  3. Stir in cranberries, walnuts, and orange peel.
  4. Make a well in the center of the mixture and add the buttermilk.
  5. Stir the mixture with a fork until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  6. With your hands, gather the dough into a ball and turn out onto a lightly floured board.
  7. Roll or pat the into a 1/2 inch thick square. Cut into 2 1/2 inch circles (use a cookie cutter or an empty can) and place 1 1/2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
  8. Bake at 425°F for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

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