Dried Cranberry Scones

"Fresh, warm, buttery "biscuits" with dried cranberries, drizzled with a little bit of a sweet orange glaze. My kids and grandkids (and I) loved 'em! Took a couple of different scone recipes and modified as I went along."
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Ready In:
16 scones




  • Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Cut in softened butter and mix until small crumbles form.
  • Add cranberries and mix well.
  • Add cream and egg and mix until dry ingredients are moistened and soft dough forms.
  • Turn dough onto floured surface and knead gently about 10 times.
  • Split dough into two portions and pat each portion into a round, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Place both rounds onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and cut each into 8 pie-shaped portions.
  • Bake in 400 degree oven for about 15 - 20 minutes, until light golden brown.
  • Remove from cookie sheet immediately and place on plate.
  • While scones are baking, mix glaze ingredients. Do not make glaze too thin (add juice a little at a time).
  • Allow scones to cool about five minutes, then drizzle with glaze.
  • Serve warm, with butter (if desired).

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